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.

Police: Charred Body Found Atop SEPTA Train

SEPTA Discloses More About Body Of Teen Found Atop Train

SEPTA says it may never know why 15-year old Raekwon Jones climbed atop a Regional Rail car.


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Bicyclist Struck, Killed By Garbage Truck In Center City

The city says more than 50 percent of traffic-related deaths are a result of aggressive driving, which includes speeding and failure to yield.

KYW Newsradio 1060–11/28/2017

City Offering Free Parking On Saturdays Through End Of Year

Beginning this Saturday, November 25, and every Saturday after 11 a.m. through the end of the year, metered parking will be free city-wide.


‘Trouble In Toyland’ Report Highlights Dangerous Toys This Holiday Season

The consumer group is targeting the usual suspects, plus a new potential hazard. 

KYW Newsradio 1060–11/21/2017

Appraisers Debate Most Expensive Painting Ever Sold At Auction

While the gasps and applause have faded on the record price paid at auction for a piece of art this past week, with the Leonardo da Vinci painting fetching $450-million, art critics and appraisers are still talking about it.


New Barnes Exhibit Mixes Classic And Contemporary

The Barnes Foundation is the only U.S. location for an exhibition that opens Friday exploring the works of contemporary artist Anselm Kiefer.


Conwell-Egan Alum Gives School $5 Million Gift

A benefactor with Fortunate 500 credentials is bestowing a major gift.


Jury Reaches Swift Verdict In Germantown Love Triangle Shooting

This case was a re-trial, after a mistrial was declared on the same charges last year.

KYW Newsradio 1060–11/14/2017

Jury Deliberates After Love Triangle Leaves Teen Bystander Shot In Germantown

The nearly three-week long trial weaves a tangled web, involving a 38-year-old corrections officer, Duval Nelson, and his 19-year-old girlfriend, Elizabeth Brown.


Center City Gay Couple Settles Civil Lawsuit With Assailants

After criminal plea deals and a conviction against three people from Bucks County in a 2014 attack on a gay couple in Center City, there has been a settlement in a civil lawsuit, brought by the victims.


New Members Only ‘Fitler Club’ Coming To Schuylkill Riverfront

A new private, members only club is coming to the former Marketplace Design Center at 24th and Market Streets, along the Schuylkill riverfront.


First Phase Of Construction Begins On Schuylkill Yards

Shovels have hit the dirt to begin the first phase of an enormous, multi-billion dollar development over the next 10 to 15 years that will be called Schuylkill Yards.


New Philly Location To Help Displaced Hurricane Maria Victims

New Location Opens Up In Philly To Help Displaced Hurricane Maria Victims

There is a new Philadelphia location to serve victims who remain displaced from Hurricane Maria, which made landfall (more than seven-weeks ago) on Sept. 20 in Puerto Rico. 


District Attorney Candidates Attend Mock DA Debate

The two candidates getting ready for next week’s election for Philadelphia District Attorney showed up at Masterman High School for a debate, but they never faced off.


Elementary School Students To Become SEPTA Safety Ambassadors

Students from St. Mary Interparochial School at 5th and Locust Streets will become ambassadors for safety in a year-long partnership with SEPTA.


Conrail Donates Swing Bridge To Extend Schuylkill River Trail

Conrail is donating the swing bridge, and the approaches on the east and west sides, to be repurposed into a functional cycling and pedestrian crossing.


NE Philly Man, Twice Convicted In Arson Deaths Of Sons, May Get Third Trial

An appeals court has reversed the conviction of a man who has gone through two trials – and been found guilty twice – for the deaths of his two young sons in a 1985 Oxford Circle rowhome fire.


Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney

Mayor Kenney: ‘Lone Wolf’ Attacks Are Difficult To Predict, Stop

The mayor says his counterparts in New York are as good as it gets in stopping terrorism, but folks can’t “stop their lives or hide.” 


Double Murder Case Remains Open Despite Confession

A spokesman for the DA’s office responded by saying he “could not comment on whom the office chooses to charge and not charge.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/31/2017

Could Mueller Russian Probe Cast Wider Net?

A Philadelphia lawyer specializing in handling matters for western clients doing business in Russia and Ukraine says it’s hard to predict where Special Counsel Mueller’s probe goes from here.


Delco First Responders Recognized For Overdose Reversal Efforts

Several people who were revived from heroin or pain medication overdoses met with their first responders in Delaware County, where officers were recognized for their life-saving efforts.


Art Museum Exhibition Shows Old Masters In New Light

“Old Masters Now” features about 100 works of John G. Johnson, who left 1500 paintings, sculptures, and other objects to the city.


Sixers CEO Gives Pep Talk At Salvation Army Awards Ceremony

At the Salvation Army “Expect Change” awards at the Army’s Kroc Center in Camden, people and businesses were recognized for their impact on the community.


Philabundance, Vetri Mobile Teaching Kitchen Team Up To Give Out Fresh Veggies

Philabundance, Vetri Mobile Teaching Kitchen Team Up To Give Out Fresh Produce

Philabundance and the Vetri Mobile Teaching Kitchen teamed up at St. John Baptist Church in Camden to give neighbors free produce, healthy recipes and delicious samples. 


District Attorney’s Office: City-Wide Illegal Street Gambling Operation Busted

The District Attorney’s office has arrested a man the Philadelphia Police Vice Squad has been watching for 20 years.


Coalition Reflects On Creating Philly’s Amazon Headquarters Bid

Now the waiting game begins as the world’s largest online retailer sifts the bids.


Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney

Kenney On Trump’s Travel Ban Plan: ‘His Twitter Thumbs Doomed His Position’

Now that two federal judges have blocked President Trump’s new travel ban, Mayor Jim Kenney says Mr. Trump should not hold his breath facing another long series of court hearings.


Work Underway On Philly’s Rail Park

Phase One of The Rail Park is sprouting in Philadelphia, as dozens of volunteers moved mulch, planted shrubs, and hugged newly installed trees.


Adaptive Cycling Clinic Helps Disabled Vets Go ‘Further And Faster’

Injured veterans who need adaptive cycles to ride had quite a number of options at a hands-on clinic outside the River Winds Community Center in West Deptford.


Paris-Inspired ‘Hope Fence’ Goes Up Along Philadelphia Waterfront

It’s a public space to commemorate any life moment by attaching padlocks inscribed with messages dubbed ‘Love Locks.’




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