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.

Stage Set For Climactic Finish To Eagles Super Bowl Parade

Within minutes of the city’s announcement, motorists rounding Eakins Oval were tooting their horns, knowing that Stagehands and Teamsters workers were beginning to put up a stage on the steps of the Art Museum.


Expert: Pact Between CEO’s Of Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, JPMorgan Chase Sure To Disrupt

Their alliance shows how frustrated people are with the high cost of health care, according to Robert Field, a professor of Law and Public Health at Drexel University.


Bagel Shop Serves Giant ‘Beagle’ In Honor Of Super Bowl

Just about any business person worth their salt is looking for a Superbowl connection, and at a local bagel shop, a referee should have blown the whistle for piling on.


Intelligence Committee Democrat Claims Republican Chairman Altered Trump-Russia Memo

Congressman Schiff contends the Republican Chairman of the committee, Devin Nunes, “made material changes” to the classified memo.


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PECO Sending Workers To Puerto Rico To Assist In Restoring Electricity Months After Hurricane Maria

PECO and its parent corporation, Exelon, are among the power industry groups sending people and equipment.


Gov. Murphy Reverses Christie Concealed Carry Policy

Governor Murphy says most folks believe there are already too many guns on the streets, and adding more will not make communities any safer.


Highly Recruited Football Player Waives Preliminary Hearing In Robbery Trial

As the defense tries to change the field of play, a highly recruited high school football player, charged with robbing a South Philadelphia Wawa convenience store at which his brother worked, has waived his preliminary hearing.


Philly Lawyer Slams Congressman Meehan’s Romantic Overtures Toward Former Staffer

Congressman Pat Meehan’s affection for a younger, former aide, and his use of the term “soul mate” in describing that relationship, is coming back to bite him. 


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Philly Flower Show Will Treat Visitors To Sights, Sounds And Scents Of Rainforest

When visitors walk into the Philadelphia Flower Show this year, the first week in March at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, the entrance garden will inform them where in the world they are.


Democrats Push for Congressman Meehan To Resign After Sexual Harassment Claim

A sexual harassment accusation by a former junior staffer lodged against Congressman Pat Meehan, and the settlement paid to her out of taxpayer money, is causing a stir in his suburban district.


Developer: Philadelphia ‘Has A Real Shot’ At Amazon’s Second Headquarters

One of the stakeholder developers in the next round of the Amazon HQ2 competition thinks Philadelphia “has a real shot.”


PECO, Exelon Recognize Drexel Engineering Students With Scholarship Program

Student recipients in the Drexel Exelon Scholars program gathered with utility and university executives at PECO Headquarters.


Philly High School Students Lead Symposium On Mass Incarceration

Students at high schools in West Philadelphia and Overbrook gathered at the School District Building on Broad Street to compare notes on issues related to mass incarceration.


Philadelphia Museum Of Art To Take Over City’s Antiques & Art Show

The show was founded in 1962 to support the work of Penn Medicine, and raised about $250,000 last year.


Drexel Students Give University President Failing Grade For Opposing Philly Wage Equity Law

Drexel University students and advocates looking to close what they call the “gender pay gap” held a rally for equal pay to observe the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.


Former Penn State Football Prospect Faces Hearing For Wawa Robbery

A highly recruited Philadelphia High School football player, now charged with robbing a Wawa convenience store at which his brother worked, has made a court appearance.


Formerly Vacant Textile Factory In NE Philly Is Being Transformed

The “Globe Dye Works” on Worth Street, just off Torresdale Avenue, is ready for its second act.


Philly-Based Activist Group Among 20 Banned From Israel Over Boycott Calls

Israel is banning activists associated with a Philadelphia-based Quaker organization from entering the country.


New Jersey Is Last Remaining State Without Self-Serve Gas

And, then there was only one. The new year means New Jersey is the only remaining state in which motorists need to sit tight, while attendants fill’er up at gas stations.


New Book Critical Of Trump White House Flies Off Shelves

Author Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury, Inside the Trump White House,” is hard to come by at local bookstores.


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Critics Fume Over AG Sessions’ Move To Curb Marijuana Legalization

Attorney General Jeff Sessions wants to nip the legalized weed movement in the bud, by revoking an Obama administration directive that gave states wiggle room to allow marijuana sales.


Nonprofits Expect To Take Big Hit From New Tax Law

There is a chill in the air for nonprofits, and it’s not because of the frigid weather outside.


Philadelphia Police Using Blocking Trucks, Drone For Mummers Parade

Whether it’s New Year’s Eve celebrations or the Mummers Parade on New Year’s Day, Philadelphia police say they are prepared to keep everyone safe.


Herb Lipson, Outspoken Owner Of Philadelphia Magazine, Passes Away At 88

He was a pioneer in making Philly Mag a leader in investigative and lifestyle journalism, dating back to the 1960s.


Center City Law Firm Partner Trump Pick To Become US Attorney In Philadelphia

A partner in a Center City law firm and former federal prosecutor is President Donald Trump’s pick to become the U.S. attorney in Philadelphia.


Attorneys For Victim Of Barclay Friends Fire Blame Failed Sprinkler System

Attorney Andrew Duffy says they’re investigating the source and origin, and looking in detail at the fire suppression system.


Health Policy Organization: US Should Be Doing Better Job In Dealing With Diseases, Disasters

Trust for America’s Health says the nation continues to react inefficiently during major incidents.


Fabric Workshop And Museum Puts 40 Years Of Own History On Display

The exhibition now on view is called “Process and Practice, 40-years of Experimentation.”


1,000 Free Gun Safety Locks Handed Out In Philly

Sheriff’s deputies fanned out across five neighborhoods in Philadelphia to hand out 1,000 free gun safety locks, while dispensing some advice on keeping children away from them.


Busy Philadelphia Bike Lane To Get Upgrade

City officials will construct a protected bicycle lane.