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Steve Tawa

Steve TawaSteve Tawa joined KYW Newsradio in 1990, and splits his time between reporting and anchoring.

He likes 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 in 1976 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.

(Ballgirl hopeful Amandah Povilitus winds up to take a cut at the ball during ballgirl tryouts at Citizens Bank Park.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Phillies Hold Tryouts For 2015 Ballgirls

Dozens of candidates showed off their on-field skills and their off-field personalities.

11/07/2014

(Volunteers hand out free samples of pies to passersby at the Shops at Liberty Place.  The pies are sold by Manna, a Philadelphia-based anti-hunger organization.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Shoppers Get Free Pie Samples as Manna Reaches Homestretch of Annual Fundraiser

Just in time for Thanksgiving dinner, why not get a nice pie for dessert? And do some good while you’re at it!

11/06/2014

(As members of the new Philadelphia Bicycle Advocacy Board look on, Mayor Nutter signs the order giving the group official status.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Mayor Nutter Creates Bicycle Advocacy Board To Promote Cycling Here

One of its first tasks will be to increase the profile of women in the cycling race held here in early June of each year.

11/05/2014

(Exhibit curator Avis Berman, in orange blouse, describes some of the works in the current Glackens show at the Barnes.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Museum Showcases Works of William Glackens, Albert Barnes’ Friend and Art Mentor

A lifelong friend of Dr. Albert Barnes is having his own moment in the limelight at the Barnes Foundation, on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

11/04/2014

(Rear Adm. David Pimpo signs the agreement aboard the USS Olympia.  John Brady, CEO of the Independence Seaport Museum, stands alongside.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

US Navy, Seaport Museum Working Together on Science Training For Philadelphia Youth

The agreement was signed aboard the historic USS Olympia, on Penn’s Landing.

11/03/2014

A copy of the Archbishop Charles Chaput's pastoral letter. (credit: Archdiocese of Philadelphia)

Archbishop Chaput Pens Pastoral Letter To Teachers, Administrators In Archdiocese Of Philadelphia

Catholic school educators in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia gathered inside the Convention Center Friday for the first “Archbishop’s Day for Teachers and Administrators.”

10/31/2014

Geoff Freeman, the president and CEO of the American Gaming Association, speaking at a conference in Philadelphia. (Credit: Steve Tawa)

Lobbying Group For Casinos Shows Hand On How Pa. Should ‘Innovate’ Gaming Policy

A lobbying group for the gaming industry, in Philadelphia for a conference, says casinos in Pennsylvania must develop a next-generation gaming policy to remain competitive.

10/31/2014

(Ray Oswald.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

S. Jersey Man, 88, Gets Newfound Mobility Thanks To Veterans’ Support Group

Wheelchair-bound US Navy veteran Ray Oswald hadn’t been out of his Gibbstown, NJ home for eight months. The steps leading to his front door were insurmountable in his wheelchair.

10/29/2014

(The current bed of the Manayunk Bridge, which is being converted into a hiking-and-biking path.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Defunct Manayunk Bridge To Be Converted For Recreational Use

The $4.1-million project is designed to extend the Cynwyd Heritage Trail, in Lower Merion, to the Schuylkill River Trail network in Philadelphia, via the Manayunk Bridge.

10/28/2014

(Pa. Supreme Court justice Seamus Caffery, in file photo, provided)

Justice McCaffery Leaving Pa. Supreme Court, Sidestepping E-mail Scandal

Embroiled in a porn e-mail scandal, Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice Seamus McCaffery is leaving the bench.

10/27/2014

(Photo by Steve Tawa)

New Department Store Opening in Former Strawbridge’s at 8th & Market

Just in time for the busy holiday shopping season, there is new life for a legendary center city retail location.

10/24/2014

(Mayor Nutter reaches the 15th floor, on the way down.  Photo by Steve Tawa/ KYW Newsradio)

Mayor Nutter Rappels Down Center City Building For Fundraiser

He joined more than 130 others who did likewise, stepping off the roof and out of their comfort zone, to support scholarships for Philadelphia Outward Bound School programs.

10/23/2014

(Photo by Steve Tawa)

At a Philadelphia Charter School, Parental Involvement Includes Baked Goods

Following its successful “Donuts with Dad” program, a K-8 school in Southwest Philadelphia today held a “Muffins with Mom” event.

10/22/2014

(Gov. Corbett is flanked by Maureen Faulkner and Pa. state rep Mike Vereb, sponsor of the amendment, at the signing ceremony.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Law Signed To Curb Cop Killer’s ‘Obscene Celebrity’

Gov. Corbett signed into law a measure that he says is intended to curb the “obscene celebrity” cultivated by convicts such as Mumia Abu-Jamal.

10/21/2014

(The School Reform Commission.  File photo by KYW's Mike DeNardo)

Judge Puts Labor Contract Changes For Philadelphia Teachers On Hold

The judge granted a preliminary injunction sought by the PFT. Two weeks ago, the SRC announced it was going to begin requiring Philadelphia public school teachers to pay a contribution to their health insurance.

10/20/2014

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