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.
The mother of an infant who died in Fort Worth, Texas 45-years ago says they were “surprised and suspicious” that someone had assumed his name for more than 20 years.
The stretch of tracks from the Fairhill section of Philadelphia to Kensington is known as “Camp Heroin.”
Philadelphians breathe the second smoggiest air in Northeast, according to the latest data released by the advocacy group, PennEnvironment.
Look around this week, and those cherry blossoms in Philadelphia are tell-tale signs of spring.
Pennsylvania will receive a more than $30 million portion of a settlement with Volkswagen addressing environmental harm caused by the automaker’s emissions device on their diesel vehicles.
It’s part of a $157 million settlement agreement between the automaker and the Attorneys General of 10 states, including Pennsylvania.
Surveillance video shows the foot chase, and the trail of bills scattered in the air and on the sidewalk scooped up by bystanders.
Bill Tilden, who dominated any tennis court he set foot on in the 1920’s, will not get a plaque on his home court at Germantown Cricket Club.
Monsignor Lynn has already served 33-months of a three-to-six-year sentence.
The former First Lady when Ed Rendell was mayor and governor told the students they should look to do something that “feeds their passion.”
SEPTA staff recommends acquiring 45 bi-level coaches from CRRC, a subsidiary of a Chinese manufacturer, based on “technical rating and pricing.”
Commuters at two big SEPTA hubs were serenaded, in honor of one of classical music’s most revered figures, on his 332nd birthday!
The Chairman of the Democratic Policy Committee said about 80 percent of taxpayers in the Commonwealth pay for local police forces.
Mayor Kenney held a wide-ranging question-and-answer session with small business people and entrepreneurs about the beverage tax, the budget, immigration, and President Donald Trump.
A Washington-based non-profit advocacy group says while the economy is improving, student loan borrowers are struggling.
SEPTA is hoping for a return to full service for the Wednesday morning commute after the big service impact, due to the changing precipitation.
Before the snow takes center stage, some visitors moved up their trips to the Philadelphia Flower Show to smell the tulips.
If Congress goes along with a House Republican proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act, Governor Wolf says thousands of Pennsylvanians could lose healthcare coverage.
Without closing its doors to the public, one of the most visited spots in Philadelphia is getting a renovation job intended to make everyone’s experience better.
The foundation wrote to PennDOT, asking it to either remove the crosses from the proposed bridge or withdraw its funding.
About 3,000 customers remained without power Wednesday, one day after a fire tore through its substation in the Nicetown-Tioga section of Philadelphia.
Protesters have migrated to the sidewalk outside Senator Pat Toomey’s new district office at 2nd and Chestnut Streets.
Cherry Hill Mayor Chuck Cahn welcomed the show of support saying, “We sent a message that ‘hate has no home in Cherry Hill.'”
Sweeney said it’s a state of the art facility.
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.
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.
Nearly 200 Interfaith leaders from several religions gathered at the Lutheran Seminary in the Germantown section of Philadelphia to stand in solidarity.
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.
The Philadelphia Department of Revenue held a Taxpayer Appreciation Day on Friday at the Municipal Services Building.
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.