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Tony Romeo

(Capitol dome, Harrisburg, Pa.   File photo)

(Capitol dome, Harrisburg, Pa. File photo)


Tony Romeo is Harrisburg bureau chief for KYW Newsradio 1060.

Born and raised in the Harrisburg area, Romeo began his professional career at age 18, while in college at Penn State Harrisburg.  He was still a college student when he covered the Three Mile Island nuclear disaster for WSBA Radio in York, Pa.

Romeo also worked for five years as a television reporter in Harrisburg, and served as news director for an AM-FM pair of stations in White Plains, NY.  He has also worked at stations in Florida and Texas.

Romeo came to KYW Newsradio in the summer of 1990. In 1993 he was assigned to a choice beat: to succeed famed reporter Sandy Starobin as Harrisburg bureau chief.  In 1994, he came to Philadelphia and the City Hall bureau, where he served as bureau chief.

Romeo has covered major stories during the administrations of John Street and Ed Rendell, including the Philadelphia school district takeover, sports stadium controversies, the 1999 mayoral campaign, and the Republican National Convention in 2000.

On January 1, 2003, with former Philadelphia mayor Ed Rendell elected to serve as Pennsylvania governor, Romeo was tapped to return to Harrisburg for a second stint as bureau chief there.  KYW Newsradio said Romeo’s appointment was part of the station’s plan to beef up its coverage in that area.

In his spare time, Tony has served as publicity chairman of the South Central Pennsylvania Food Bank.

Drew Crompton speaks with reporters Wednesday. (credit: Tony Romeo/KYW)

Senate Panel Issues Report On Possible Removal Of AG Kane

A special committee appointed by state Senate leaders is recommending that the full Senate consider removing embattled Attorney General Kathleen Kane from office.

2 hours ago

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Sales Tax Hike For Property Tax Relief Dropped From Pa. Budget Talks

The on-again, off-again deal to end Pennsylvania’s budget stalemate is on again, but it appears that a plan for a major sales tax hike to generate funds for property tax relief is NOT part of the discussion for now.

15 hours ago

Governor Tom Wolf at Press Club luncheon on Monday, November 23, 2015. (credit: Tony Romeo/KYW)

Wolf: Tentative Budget Deal In ‘Deep Peril’

When the governor and legislative leaders agreed to the framework of a budget deal, Wolf said he hoped it would be passed by Thanksgiving. But the governor says the process of finalizing the budget has stalled since that framework was announced earlier this month.


Deputy Attorney Generals sworn in Wednesday. (credit: Tony Romeo/KYW)

Kane Top Deputy: We’re Doing The Best In A Bad Situation

Kathleen Kane’s top deputy says he and his colleagues are “doing the best in a bad situation.” The testimony came before a special state Senate committee exploring whether Kane can function as attorney general with a suspended law license.


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Pennsylvania House Committee Advances Internet Gaming Bill

A state House committee on Wednesday advanced a bill that would regulate Internet gambling in Pennsylvania and make other changes to the state gaming law.


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New Pennsylvania Budget Wrinkle: Senate Vote Planned On School Property Tax Elimination Bill

The future of the tentative budget deal announced last week could be thrown into doubt by Senate Republican leaders’ plan to vote on a bill that would completely eliminate school property taxes.


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Pa. House Advances Bill To Prevent Naming Police In Shooting Investigations

Months after Philadelphia’s Police Commissioner adopted a new policy of announcing the names of police officers involved in shootings, the state House has sent the Senate legislation to overturn that policy.


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Pa. House Advances Bill To Prevent Naming Police In Shooting Investigations

The bill now goes to the Senate for consideration.


Committee at its meeting Tuesday. (credit: Tony Romeo/KYW)

Kane Deputies To Testify Before Senate Panel

The chairman of a special state Senate committee studying whether Kathleen Kane can function as attorney general with a suspended law license says her top deputies will appear before the panel Wednesday.


Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf. (credit: Tony Romeo/KYW)

Wolf: Pa. To Continue To Receive Syrian Refugees Despite Paris Terrorist Attacks

Governor Wolf says those responsible for the Paris terrorist attacks must be brought to justice.


House Liquor Control Committee at Monday meeting. (credit: Tony Romeo/KYW)

Key Lawmaker: Pa. Closer Than Ever To Liquor Reform Deal

A proposal to reform liquor sales is just one of the many details that lawmakers and Governor Wolf must work out before a tentative budget agreement can be finalized and put up for a vote. A key lawmaker says deal on liquor has never been closer.


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Wolf Says Pa. Will Continue To Receive Syrian Refugees In Spite Of Paris Attacks

In the statement, the governor says Pennsylvania officials will continue to work with federal authorities to ensure that all individuals are properly screened.


File photo: PA Governor Tom Wolf speaks to reporters. (Credit: Tony Romeo)

Wolf Spokesman: Proposed Shale Tax A Casualty Of Compromise

That compromise, Sheridan says, will allow the Democratic governor to achieve his biggest goal: significant new education funding.


The Capitol Building in Harrisburg. (Credit: MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Wolf, GOP Leaders: ‘Broad Framework’ Of Budget Deal Now In Place

Governor Wolf and Republican legislative leaders Tuesday evening confirmed that they do have the framework of a deal to end Pennsylvania’s budget stalemate that is more than four months old.


House Gaming Oversight Committee Chairman John Payne pictured in the center. (Credit: Tony Romeo)

PA’s Turn To Examine Regulation Of Fantasy Sports Betting

As was the case in New Jersey, much of the discussion at the Pennsylvania House Gaming Oversight Committee focused on whether fantasy sports betting is a game of skill or chance.



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