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.

Italian Market Shops Help Customers Prepare For Easter

At South Philadelphia’s Italian Market on Friday, customers and the workers inside the shops were getting ready for Easter.


Court Rules Uber Did Not Violate Antitrust Laws In Philadelphia

A federal appeals court in Philadelphia has ruled that Uber did not violate antitrust laws in another setback to the traditional taxi industry.


Philly Man Who May Have Been Wrongfully Convicted Returns Home

Patterson says he wants to get situated, get a job, and take care of his family.


Philadelphia Man To Be Released Following Vacated Murder Conviction

A Philadelphia man who spent the last 11 years in prison for a murder he may not have committed in 2007, is due to be released.


Several Eagles Join Team That Helps NFL Players Manage Money

Three members of the Philadelphia Eagles’ Super Bowl squad have joined another team – a wealth management firm.


Women Take Center Stage At Union League, Discuss Breaking ‘Glass Ceiling’

At the private Union League of Philadelphia, women took center stage this past week to discuss “glass ceiling” barriers.


Manhattan Bookstore Comes To Rittenhouse Square With Some Buzz

Shakespeare & Company wants you to bookmark it.


Nonprofit Gives Local Organizations Helping Hand In Fight Against HIV, AIDS

Over the last 12 years, Philly AIDS Thrift has distributed over $2 million from revenue generated at its two storefronts.


leonard bernstein exhibit

Famed Conductor Focus Of Exhibit At National Museum Of American Jewish History

“Leonard Bernstein, The Power of Music” features artifacts and photographs, even his personal piano, in a multi-media format.


New Jersey Officials Looking Into Protocols Utility Companies Use To Restore Power After Nor’easters

A few thousand utility customers remain without power in New Jersey after two major snowstorms hit the state in less than a week and another one is taking aim at the state.


City Receives Grant To Bridge Gap In Schuylkill River Trail

A $12 million federal grant to the city will help bridge another gap in the Schuylkill River Trail, from Center City to Southwest Philadelphia.


Raining Money? Homeowners Learn How They Can Cash In At Philly Flower Show

The new water department program that helps homeowners reduce one of the biggest pollution sources, and save money.


Cherry Hill Police Begin Full-Time Patrol Of Schools

Cherry Hill Township police are now assigned full-time to patrol all schools, as of Monday.


Commissioner Ross Talks With DA Krasner Over Clash With FOP

Commissioner Ross says he had a candid conversation with Krasner.


Graduation Day For Philadelphia’s Newest Police Officers

More than 100 Philadelphia Police Department recruits are about to hit the streets after graduating from the Police Academy.


‘Something Rotten!’ Dance Captain Leads Class At Local Performing Arts High School

The show’s dance captain, Brandon Bieber, admits he didn’t know what to expect before he walked into CAPA’S Studio B.


Krasner Names Former Obama Justice Department Official To Staff

Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner continues to fill positions as he settles into the job by rounding out his top assistants, including a former top official at the Department of Justice.


Delaware County Manufacturer Says It Will Benefit From New Federal Tax Laws

Senator Pat Toomey says New Hudson Facades will be among the businesses taking advantage of the recently passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.


Philadelphia DA Adopts New Guidelines For Juvenile-Lifer Cases

The new Philadelphia District Attorney is creating more light at the end of the tunnel in juvenile-lifer cases.


Mercy Hospital Begins New Expansion Project

Mercy Hospital, a bedrock serving West Philadelphia, begins its second century of operation with a $15 million expansion project.


Local Leaders Remember Billy Graham Crusade In Philadelphia

Organizers of the Greater Philadelphia Billy Graham Crusade remember well his visit in 1992.


Toomey Criticizes Pa. Supreme Court For Redistricting Ruling

Senator Toomey says the Pennsylvania Supreme Court was all too willing to “cast aside the rule of law.”


Murphy’s First Bill Signing Looks To Restore Funding To Women’s Health, Planned Parenthood

Just 34 days into his new administration, Gov. Phil Murphy has laid out plans for his first bill signing.


Judge Vacates 11-Year-Old Lawncrest Murder Conviction

A Philadelphia judge has vacated the murder conviction of a man who has been behind bars for 11 years for killing his friend outside a neighborhood grocery store in the Lawncrest section.


FBI: Partygoer Stole $4.5 Million Statue’s Left Thumb After Selfie At Franklin Institute

Federal authorities say a Delaware man snapped a selfie before stealing part of a $4.5 million statue at a Philadelphia museum.


Charter School Advocates Protest SRC’s Proposed Policy Amendment

They want the SRC to “table” the amendment during its meeting Thursday.


Pa. Liquor Control Board Holds Lottery For Some Sought After Spirits

Now through Saturday, you can opt in to one or all four separate lotteries.


Philadelphia Orchestra Gets Set For Tour Of Europe, Israel

The concerts will bring the Orchestra to six European cities, including Brussels, Paris, Hamburg and Vienna, then Haifa, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.


TSA Pushes PreCheck Program To Streamline Passenger Screening At PHL

The Transportation Security Administration has reopened a temporary enrollment center at Philadelphia International Airport for a TSA PreCheck program that gives airline passengers a quicker screening experience. 


Sixers Unveil Bobby Jones Statue

At the 76ers Training Complex in Camden, another legendary player is memorialized.