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.
Janet Yellen expects interest rates to “gradually increase,” but she did not specify a timetable.
The Philadelphia Fire Department is on a campaign to encourage folks to hold off making Emergency Medical Services 9-1-1 calls, when they have non-medical issues.
Verified Volunteers, which handled the Pope’s recent visit, was selected through a competitive bidding process.
The School District of Philadelphia is getting better first aid kits
The defense is now putting on its case, including calling character witnesses on behalf of Congressman Chaka Fattah, now entering the fourth week of his racketeering conspiracy trial.
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s speech to the World Affairs Council in Philadelphia on Monday was a last chance to get insights into Fed thinking on its next rate move, before next week’s monetary policy meeting.
In a simultaneous development with the Met announcement, the Philadelphia Orchestra says he has renewed his deep commitment here, by extending his contract with the Philadelphia Orchestra in the position through 2025, at least.
The world’s fittest – and fastest – cyclists are rolling into town again this weekend.
SEPTA and Philabundance rallied against hunger at Dilworth Park, outside City Hall, aboard a “Stop Hunger at Your Station” food drive.
Ralston Center CEO Joseph Lukach says “quality of life in aging” is an issue more relevant now than ever before.
SEPTA’s new operating budget delays fare increases for another year, and its capital budget includes adding more hybrid buses to grow its greening fleet.
One local high school was devastated by loss during the Vietnam-era conflict, and the sacrifice of dozens of classmates is not forgotten.
A half-mile stretch of Haddon Avenue in Camden will soon be getting badly needed streetscape enhancements.
The developer and his architect on the $110-million “One Riverside” project took reporters and photographers on hard hat rides up the hoist to the 22nd story during topping off ceremonies.
Accountants and auditors take the stand at the racketeering conspiracy trial of Congressman Chaka Fattah, where federal prosecutors continue on a path of following the money.