Steve Tawa

Steve TawaSteve 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.

Paulsboro Marine Terminal Welcomes First Shipment In 50 Years

Sweeney said it’s a state of the art facility.


Madeleine Albright, Stephen Hadley Speak With Students On Trump

A former top diplomat for President Bill Clinton, and a former senior aide for President George W. Bush gave their bi-partisan takes on President Trump, and the situation in the Mideast, during a discussion with Philadelphia high school students.


Philadelphia’s Vision Zero: Making Streets Safer For Pedestrians, Bicyclists And Motorists

The aim of Vision Zero in Philadelphia is to lay out proven strategies to eliminate traffic fatalities and serious injuries by 2030, through education, engineering and enforcement.


Local Religious Leaders Stand Together Following Jewish Cemetery Vandalism

Nearly 200 Interfaith leaders from several religions gathered at the Lutheran Seminary in the Germantown section of Philadelphia to stand in solidarity.


Jim Kenney

Mayor Kenney Teams With Legal Community To Fight Trump Immigration Laws

Mayor Kenney and some of Philadelphia’s most prominent legal minds gathered in Center City as part of a new alliance called Take Action Philly, or TAP.


Department Of Revenue Holds ‘Taxpayer Appreciation Day’

The Philadelphia Department of Revenue held a Taxpayer Appreciation Day on Friday at the Municipal Services Building.


Humanitarian Addresses Philly High School About Risks Facing Mexican Workers

An international humanitarian aid worker spoke to students at Hallahan Girl’s High School about how Catholic Relief Services is helping to improve the quality of life of the most at-risk people in Mexico.


Broadway Conductor, Philly Native Leads Masterclass With Choir Students At GAMP

What a music lesson for the high school choir at Girard Academic Music Program in South Philadelphia.


Fishtown Schoolyard To Become Green Space

An asphalt schoolyard at the Alexander Adaire School in the Fishtown section of Philadelphia, is being transformed into a green space.


At Valley Forge Park, A Celebration For George Washington On Presidents Day

Today would have been Washington’s 285th birthday.


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Fairmount Waterworks Opens Mussel Exhibit Along River Trail

The Fairmount Water Works is hatching a plan to help clean the water we drink every day, with a Mussels Hatchery.


One Final Fling For LOVE Statue At Dilworth Park

A hearty send-off for an iconic pop-art sculpture on Valentine’s Day.


Anti-Immigration Posters Found On Penn State Main Campus

On the Penn State campus, someone was attaching unsigned anti-immigration posters to bulletin boards that university officials have denounced, and promptly removed.


Delaware River Waterfront Starts Recreational Fund In Honor Of Late Boardmember

In memory of the passing of a board member, the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation is committing funds to support outdoor recreational opportunities for young people.


Federal Appeals Court In Philadelphia Makes Ruling Involving Prisoners And Solitary Confinement

There are currently 173 people identified as capital case inmates in Pennsylvania.


A Snowy Test For New ‘SEPTA Key’ System

On a snowy day for commuting, SEPTA expanded its key fare system.


Betsy DeVos

DeVos ‘Unqualified And Unfit’ Says Philadelphia Federation Of Teachers

The Philadelphia Federation of Teachers came out strongly against President Trump’s pick for Secretary of Education.


Expert Testifies In Damages Phase Of Salvation Army Collapse Case

An expert witness, called by plaintiffs’ lawyers in the deadly Salvation Army Thrift Store collapse case, described how one victim suffered for hours in the rubble.


William Penn Charter To Be Subject Of ‘Goldbergs’ Spin-Off

A Jenkintown native making waves in Hollywood by creating and co-writing “the Goldbergs,” a popular TV sitcom, is not only hitting on all cylinders, but it’s driving a spin-off, also loosely based on his actual upbringing.


Matt Ryan’s Quaker High School Holds Super Bowl Pep Rally

The school gave a Superbowl ticket to McCloskey that the Ryan family had reserved.


NAACP Believes Results Of Market St. Building Collapse Civil Trial Prove Griffin Campbell’s Innocence

Demolition contractor Griffin Campbell was one of only two people criminally charged and convicted.


Jury Finds Defendants Liable In Deadly Salvation Army Thrift Store Collapse

In a stunning development, the jury in the lengthy Salvation Army Thrift Store collapse trial has found all of the defendants liable for the events leading to the disaster.


2017 Manayunk Bike Race Cancelled

There will be no pro cycling race in Philadelphia this year, for only the second time since the original spectacle began in the mid 1980’s.


British Prime Minister Meets With Republicans Gathered In Philly

The British Prime Minister began her two-day visit to the U.S. here in Philadelphia, meeting with congressional Republicans during their joint retreat in Center City.


High Stakes Drama As Defense Gives Final Closing Argument At Market St. Collapse Civil Trial

The courtroom was jammed to view a clash of legal titans.


Closing Arguments Begin In Market Street Building Collapse Trial

The jury in the four-and-a-half month long Market Street building collapse civil trial is now hearing two days of closing arguments.


Jury In Market Street Building Collapse Civil Trial To Decide If Any Defendants Were Negligent

Following closing arguments by lawyers, beginning tomorrow, the jury this week will decide if any of the defendants was negligent.


Hundreds Gather At South Philly Hot Spot For Trump Inauguration

Our sister station, WPHT, held an Inauguration Watch Party in South Philly…


‘Sessions’ Confirmation Would Be Dangerous’: Advocates At LGBTQ Conference Voice Opposition To AG Nomination

Attendees at a LGBTQ conference in Philadelphia oppose the nomination of Jeff Sessions as U.S. Attorney General because of what they call his “record of hostility” toward them.


Mother Speaks Out After Reward Offered In New Year’s Day Beating Of Soldier In South Philly

The Citizens Crime Commission is posting reward money, hoping to get responses after a 19-year-old, active duty Army soldier was beaten by a group of men in South Philadelphia on New Year’s Day. .




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