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Steve Tawa

Steve TawaSteve Tawa joined KYW Newsradio in 1990, and splits his time between reporting and anchoring.

He likes 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 in 1976 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.

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City Councilman Wants To Speed Up Timetable To Go After Those Who Avoid Paying Property Taxes

Councilman David Oh says the city is owed more than $500 million in delinquent property taxes, and he wants to stop the bleeding.

03/30/2014

'The Mosquito' installed inside a cage on the side of a building. (Credit: Moving Sound Technologies)

Philadelphia Uses ‘The Mosquito’ To Buzz Away Loitering Teens

When city-run playgrounds and recreation centers want to put up the ‘keep out’ sign during the off-hours, they are turning to an electronic device known as ‘The Mosquito’ to shoo potential young vandals away.

03/28/2014

(credit: Steve Tawa)

Councilman Kenney Says More Money Should Go Toward Fire House Maintenance

Councilman James Kenney is an avid visitor to Penn’s Landing, but he had difficulty squaring the Nutter Administration’s $8-million in planned improvements on the waterfront, compared to just over $3-million in capital money this year to fix up fire stations.

03/26/2014

A detailed view of Thomas Eakins' portrait of Right Reverend James Loughlin. (Credit: St. Charles Borromeo Seminary)

Archdiocese To Auction Off 5 Eakins Paintings From Seminary Collection

Five portraits of clerics by Thomas Eakins were taken down last Friday and are now in the hands of Christie’s auction house.

03/25/2014

(photo by Steve Tawa)

Work Begins on Replacement Pa. State Police Barracks on Belmont Avenue

The new, $18-million facility will go up on the lawn and parking lot next to the current building.

03/24/2014

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Local Democrats Gather To Strategize Pitch For 2016 National Convention in Philly

Philadelphia’s most influential politicians, labor leaders, and others held a strategy session at the Union League, as city Democrats make their pitch to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

03/21/2014

(Credit: Steve Tawa)

Phila. FBI Agent Honored For Work That Brought Ruthless Drug Kingpin To Justice

Philadelphia FBI special agent Kevin Lewis, an agent since 1996, had been consumed by the bloody multiple-murder case for 14 years.

03/20/2014

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Shore Rentals Going Fast, Realtors Say

Realtors at the New Jersey shore say folks hunkered down during all of those winter storms surfed the internet, to make sure they could dip their toes in the water, this summer.

03/20/2014

New Jersey politicians gathered at the iconic Irish Pub in Atlantic City to push their effort for legalized sports betting, to compete with other states that were "grandfathered in." (photo by Steve Tawa)

Wrong ‘March Madness’ For New Jersey Without Sports Betting

New Jersey politicians are confident that legalized sports betting would be a major score for Atlantic City, if they get a favorable ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court.

03/19/2014

(photo by Steve Tawa)

St. Joe’s Holds One Last Practice Before Heading To Buffalo

Many fans on campus, like Clint, think the team has really come together down the stretch.

03/18/2014

A Penn's Landing concert in 2010.  Credit: Randell E. Scott)

‘Jam on the River’ Returns to Penn’s Landing After Six-Year Hiatus

A half-dozen bands, many of them local, are headlined this year as Penn’s Landing hosts a jam-packed day of music this Memorial Day weekend.

03/17/2014

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Developer Gets OK to Gut Interior of Boyd Theater

The Philadelphia Historical Commission has approved a developer’s ‘hardship’ request to tear down most of the interior of the historic Boyd Theater, near 19th and Chestnut Streets, to redevelop it.

03/14/2014

(credit: Mike DeNardo)

As Midnight Deadline Looms, Union Members Say No Plan For SEPTA Strike

The TWU represents 5,200 workers in SEPTA’s City Division, including bus, subway, and trolley operators. Its members say they do not plan to strike, but SEPTA has a contingency plan in effect nonetheless.

03/14/2014

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Exalted Then Disgraced Former Philly Cop Reconsiders Guilty Plea

A former decorated Philadelphia police officer caught up in trouble wants to withdraw a guilty plea that would have resulted in more serious charges against him withdrawn.

03/12/2014

(Philadelphia city councilman James Kenney, in file photo.)

Phila. Councilmembers Weigh Changes To City’s Marijuana Laws

Councilman James Kenney notes that there were 4,200 arrests last year in Philadelphia involving people with small amounts of pot.

03/10/2014

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