Steve 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.
The federal stimulus package that increased funding for food stamps since the financial collapse in 2009, expired Friday. But Pennsylvania U-S Senator Bob Casey is pushing to extend the increased funding levels for another year.
After squaring off in the boardroom, slinging lawsuits back and forth, and making an offer to buy the other guys out, the dispute between the owners of the Inquirer will remain in Philadelphia.
A report on public education in Montgomery County says while it has the best graduation rate in the region, the low-income population is growing, and there are challenges in classrooms because of meager state funding.
But Lewis Katz and Gerry Lenfest say they’re not interested in selling.
Nationwide Insurance found nearly 25% of drivers call their cars by special names, and women are more likely to have a nickname for their cars than men.
“The conference is aimed at bringing students from diverse backgrounds together to learn about each other and learn from each other,” said an official with the Anti-Defamation League, which sponsored the event.
High-powered lawyers made their pitches on venue: Philadelphia, where the papers are based; or Delaware, where the company is incorporated.
Penn State says it is paying $59.7 million to 26 young men over claims of child sexual abuse at the hands of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.
The Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, Bucks County is playing host to Grace Kelly, celebrating her work and life as an actress and iconic figure.
Sitting in a wheelchair and in need of a hip replacement, 50-year-old William Webb told the court he was sorry, after which federal judge John Padova sentenced Webb to 25 years in prison.
Twenty-one additional fallen police officers now have a final place of honor, as plaques in their names were dedicated outside FOP headquarters in Northeast Philadelphia.
Ten lawyers marched single-file into a judge’s chambers for private, closed-door talks, after which in open court the judge said only that she would hear arguments next week on where the case should be heard.
In a two-week span, publisher Bob Hall fired editor Bill Marimow, two co-owners filed a lawsuit seeking to re-instate Marimow and fire Hall, and another owner filed a counter-suit.
A press release says Ramos, who has served two years as chairman of the SRC, resigned “to attend to recent, unexpected news within his family.”
Top brass from around the country are attending the International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.