Steve Tawa joined KYW Newsradio in 1990, and splits his time between reporting and anchoring.
He enjoys the mix of having a front row seat at stories that have been part of Philadelphia’s recent history, interviewing newsmakers, and pointing his microphone like a camera to incorporate sounds in his reports — as well as telling listeners about breaking events near and far while anchoring half-hour news blocks.
He previously worked through the 1980s at WCAU Radio in Philadelphia, covering City Hall and the courts, and anchoring afternoons.
He began his career at WNHC in New Haven, anchoring afternoons, and then spent time as a city hall reporter at WEBR in Buffalo.
His first “big break” in broadcasting came during his college years in Boston, annoucing sales items over the public address system at Sears, Roebuck and Co. near Harvard Square.
When not on the street or in the studio for KYW, Steve noodles on the piano, collects classical and jazz music, and rides his bicycle up and down Main Line hills. He lives in Center City.
SEPTA says it may never know why 15-year old Raekwon Jones climbed atop a Regional Rail car.
The city says more than 50 percent of traffic-related deaths are a result of aggressive driving, which includes speeding and failure to yield.
Beginning this Saturday, November 25, and every Saturday after 11 a.m. through the end of the year, metered parking will be free city-wide.
The consumer group is targeting the usual suspects, plus a new potential hazard.
While the gasps and applause have faded on the record price paid at auction for a piece of art this past week, with the Leonardo da Vinci painting fetching $450-million, art critics and appraisers are still talking about it.
The Barnes Foundation is the only U.S. location for an exhibition that opens Friday exploring the works of contemporary artist Anselm Kiefer.
A benefactor with Fortunate 500 credentials is bestowing a major gift.
This case was a re-trial, after a mistrial was declared on the same charges last year.
The nearly three-week long trial weaves a tangled web, involving a 38-year-old corrections officer, Duval Nelson, and his 19-year-old girlfriend, Elizabeth Brown.
After criminal plea deals and a conviction against three people from Bucks County in a 2014 attack on a gay couple in Center City, there has been a settlement in a civil lawsuit, brought by the victims.
A new private, members only club is coming to the former Marketplace Design Center at 24th and Market Streets, along the Schuylkill riverfront.
Shovels have hit the dirt to begin the first phase of an enormous, multi-billion dollar development over the next 10 to 15 years that will be called Schuylkill Yards.
There is a new Philadelphia location to serve victims who remain displaced from Hurricane Maria, which made landfall (more than seven-weeks ago) on Sept. 20 in Puerto Rico.
The two candidates getting ready for next week’s election for Philadelphia District Attorney showed up at Masterman High School for a debate, but they never faced off.
Students from St. Mary Interparochial School at 5th and Locust Streets will become ambassadors for safety in a year-long partnership with SEPTA.
Conrail is donating the swing bridge, and the approaches on the east and west sides, to be repurposed into a functional cycling and pedestrian crossing.
An appeals court has reversed the conviction of a man who has gone through two trials – and been found guilty twice – for the deaths of his two young sons in a 1985 Oxford Circle rowhome fire.
The mayor says his counterparts in New York are as good as it gets in stopping terrorism, but folks can’t “stop their lives or hide.”
A spokesman for the DA’s office responded by saying he “could not comment on whom the office chooses to charge and not charge.”
A Philadelphia lawyer specializing in handling matters for western clients doing business in Russia and Ukraine says it’s hard to predict where Special Counsel Mueller’s probe goes from here.
Several people who were revived from heroin or pain medication overdoses met with their first responders in Delaware County, where officers were recognized for their life-saving efforts.
“Old Masters Now” features about 100 works of John G. Johnson, who left 1500 paintings, sculptures, and other objects to the city.
At the Salvation Army “Expect Change” awards at the Army’s Kroc Center in Camden, people and businesses were recognized for their impact on the community.
Philabundance and the Vetri Mobile Teaching Kitchen teamed up at St. John Baptist Church in Camden to give neighbors free produce, healthy recipes and delicious samples.
The District Attorney’s office has arrested a man the Philadelphia Police Vice Squad has been watching for 20 years.
Now the waiting game begins as the world’s largest online retailer sifts the bids.
Now that two federal judges have blocked President Trump’s new travel ban, Mayor Jim Kenney says Mr. Trump should not hold his breath facing another long series of court hearings.
Phase One of The Rail Park is sprouting in Philadelphia, as dozens of volunteers moved mulch, planted shrubs, and hugged newly installed trees.
Injured veterans who need adaptive cycles to ride had quite a number of options at a hands-on clinic outside the River Winds Community Center in West Deptford.
It’s a public space to commemorate any life moment by attaching padlocks inscribed with messages dubbed ‘Love Locks.’