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.
Controller Alan Butkovitz looked at one fiscal year, 2011, and found the city of Philadelphia paid nearly $54-million for workers’ comp claims – a 25% increase from what it paid five years earlier.
The Philadelphia Zoo is opening up a new parking garage on Friday, but it’s still hoping – down the road – to get a train stop there, as well.
Septa commuters will be able to pass the time on trains this month with a good book, thanks to a “virtual” library.
School officials say the accelerated program will cost the same as the traditional degree, but a student would save a year’s living expenses without any income.
Larry Freedman says when he moved into his mixed unit building in 1986, it wasn’t much more than a shell. Now, he’s facing a tax assessment that could double his property tax bill.
The Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul is the center of activity, now through Easter Sunday, for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
A former IRS worker at the Philadelphia Service Center who admitted to using her position to steal her former landlord’s identity appeared before a federal court judge Thursday for sentencing.
The Conestoga Community Playground at 52nd and Media Streets is one of ten playgrounds around the city getting eco-friendly renovations.
Philadelphia’s Chief Assessment Officer, Ritchie McKeithen, was on the hot seat Tuesday during the second day of budget hearings in City Council chambers.
Philadelphia City Council today gets a chance to grill the Office of Property Assessment, which compiled the numbers behind the new assessments going out that have generated a lot of anxiety in the neighborhoods.
Philadelphia City Council members have opened their annual budget hearings, listening to Mayor Michael Nutter’s top budget people describe the city’s ‘five year financial and strategic plan.’
By this summer, there will be a new venue in Philadelphia for film screenings and there isn’t a bad seat in the house.
One bill would start the process of amending the state constitution to formally eliminate Traffic Court; another would abolish it in all but name only.
The Philadelphia Parking Authority, now four years into using on-street electronic kiosks in Center City and University City, has no immediate plans to extend them into neighborhoods.
The new building at 22nd and Pennsylvania Avenue would include a 55,000 square foot grocery store and up to 350 apartments above.
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