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.
Organizers of the annual “Million Father March” are getting set for the first day of school next Tuesday in the Philadelphia School District.
Commercial charter buses and privately owned buses are gearing up to carry a ton of pilgrims along the Northeast Corridor. That includes RVs, passenger vans, motor coaches, school and mini buses.
Senator Carmera Bartolotta says these companies are operating under a two-year authority granted by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission.
This happened last November at the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility.
The newest arrival at the Philadelphia Zoo is getting used to her surroundings.
The Philadelphia Horticultural Society pays tribute to the National Park Service, as it plants the seeds for next year’s Flower Show at the Convention Center in March.
“This is not the time to panic,” says chief economist Mark Zandi.
Crime Scene Unit Police Officer Robert Flade walked jurors through the Frankford house they processed; police recovered 14 fired cartridge casings.
The driver of the tour bus that struck and killed a pedestrian Tuesday morning, near Philadelphia police headquarters, is remorseful and cooperating.
A judge has ordered a man held for trial for allegedly killing a man, stuffing his body in a suitcase and dumping the luggage in the weeds near Philadelphia International Airport.
Three Philadelphia poll workers have waived their preliminary hearing after accusations that they tampered with a voting machine.
The Pope’s upcoming visit to Philadelphia is the most talked about event around town, but in some circles, griping is beginning to seep into the conversation.
CEO Cassandra Bailey of Slice Communications, who graduated from the intensive business education program last year, told the 20 new graduates she has hired four new people, and grew net operating revenue by 1,300% last year.
For now, all current parking regulations will be in effect, inside the traffic box and beyond.
A new apartment building at the foot of Race Street – called “Bridge” – is designed to provide a link between the Old City District and Philadelphia’s waterfront.