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.
Newly hired teachers about to swing open their classrooms in the Philadelphia School District received pep talks from the people they look up to, at the beginning of a five-day New Hire Orientation event.
Dr. Renee Turchi, a pediatrician, says they also had health education resources available for neighborhood parents.
The Mayor decided to honor LGBT veterans following the President’s shift in military policy.
“I’m burning an extra 50 calories, just to get on the trail,” said passerby Jeff.
Among Democrats, 35 percent say Democrats voters are becoming more liberal than their leaders.
Senator Cory Booker and Senator Steve Sweeney visited Inspira Hospital-Elmer on Monday to discuss what’s next with healthcare reform.
Get ready to clear the streets of cars and clutter, with another Philly Free Streets program, at the end of October.
Older folks looking to eat healthy are getting a helping hand from the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging.
It’s a hybrid documentary, variety show and radio play, features storytelling by the people most affected by events in Iraq.
Much of the conversation centered on the Senate about to take another stab at a healthcare reform vote, as early as Tuesday.
Just as the ceremony began, three activists with bullhorns came rushing to the podium.
Sixers officials and Camden mayor Dana Redd were on hand for a ribbon-cutting this afternoon for the brand new “Sixers Innovation Lab.”
It’s an exciting homecoming for Ben Shank, who will be the General Manager of the new Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center.
Uber has launched uberWAV, a wheelchair accessible ride option in the Philadelphia region.
University of Pennsylvania Political Science Professor Michael Horowitz says the Pentagon still doesn’t know whether North Korea can “mate the missile to a nuclear warhead.”
The teenagers will learn more about what they grow on site to serve at table side, and cooking techniques.
Huzzah! The annoying but necessary detours and cones are being removed to reveal how PennDOT capped stretches along the Vine Street Expressway.
When the merger takes hold on July 1st, Philadelphia University will be renamed Thomas Jefferson University.
Fraternal Order of Police president John McNesby says Grossman, a career prosecutor, knows many of those in the police department because of her more than 21-years as an assistant DA.
Perth based GMA Garnet CEO Stephen Gobby says they are excited to launch its $20 million Fairless Hills facility.
An observance at the Korean War Memorial at 2nd and Dock Streets marked an important moment in our nation’s history.
The City Controller says those Bigbelly trash compactors around Philadelphia are in a sorry state. And, he claims, they’re not working as advertised.
It’s been off-limits to motorists since April, creating an inconvenient detour for tourists and the locals.
Philadelphia’s World Refugee Day, Mayor Kenney welcomed a roomful of refugees and their advocates, to raise awareness about their plight.
Along the Avalon Boardwalk, elected officials, environmentalists, and tourism leaders are expressing concerns over the prospect of off-shore oil drilling.
With all of the sweeping health care changes under consideration by Senate Republicans, now meeting behind closed doors, critics say it would put school children who receive special ed services in harm’s way.
City officials, neighbors and school children gathered on the banks of the Delaware River Wednesday to celebrate a $576,000 newly constructed playground at Penn Treaty Park.
A golden anniversary at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia as it’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit is marking their 50th year.
The National Museum of American Jewish History, which opened with great fanfare in 2010 at 5th and Market Streets, is laying off workers and cutting its hours because of a $1.8 million budget deficit.
A Gladwyne resident and well known aviation attorney is asking a Montgomery County judge for an injunction to prevent the Lower Merion School District from moving on a tax increase for the new fiscal year.