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.

Photo credit: KYW's Tony Romeo

Report On Probe Of PA Porn Remains In Limbo

But his tenure as acting Attorney General may be brief as Governor Wolf has already nominated someone else to take over the office.

08/20/2016

Embattled Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane walks out of the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., surrounded by her security detail on Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, after a preliminary hearing on charges against her including perjury, false swearing and obstruction of justice. She is being held for trial. (Clem Murray/Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS via Getty Images)

Should PA Attorney General Be An Elected Position? Local Expert Says Yes

Pennsylvania’s Attorney General didn’t become an elected official until 1980.

08/20/2016

Gov. Wolf speaking at the Capitol, Tuesday.
(credit: Tony Romeo)

Governor’s Attorney General Pick Is Kane’s Ex-Chief Deputy

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf is nominating Kathleen Kane’s former top deputy to step in as attorney general.

08/18/2016

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Impeachment Of Kane Still Possible Despite Conviction

Kathleen Kane resigned as Pennsylvania’s attorney general on Wednesday. But despite her conviction on perjury and other charges Monday night, impeachment proceedings against her may continue.

08/17/2016

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LCB Issues Dozens Of Permits For Wine To Go

It’s another part of the Liquor Control Board’s implementation of an overhaul of state liquor laws signed by Governor Wolf in June.

08/17/2016

Castor speaking with reporters in Harrisburg on Tuesday.
(credit: Tony Romeo)

Castor: ‘Have My Hands Around’ Job Of Attorney General

Former Montgomery County DA and Commissioner Bruce Castor becomes Pennsylvania’s acting attorney general on Wednesday.

08/16/2016

Parry speaks to House State Gov't Committee last week. 
(credit: Tony Romeo)

PA Lawmakers Eye Updating Elections

State lawmakers are beginning the discussion on how to approach modernizing Pennsylvania elections.

08/14/2016

LCB officials discuss liquor sales at a Wednesday event at a premium state store in York County. (credit: Tony Romeo)

LCB: 120 More State Stores To Open On Sundays

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board announced Wednesday that 120 more state stores will be open on Sundays.

08/10/2016

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LCB To Give Details On Expanded Sunday State Store Operations

A spokeswoman says there will be a “significant” number of new stores open on Sundays, starting this weekend.

08/09/2016

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PA Names Director Of New Med Marijuana Program

As Pennsylvania’s new medical marijuana program takes shape, the man who will lead the office begins his duties on Monday.

08/07/2016

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Clinton Swamps Trump In Latest F&M PA Poll

The new poll shows Hillary Clinton leading Donald Trump among likely Pennsylvania voters by an 11-point margin.

08/04/2016

PennDOT Secretary Leslie Richards speaking at Wednesday’s task force meeting. (Credit: Tony Romeo)

Testing Of Driverless Vehicles On PA Roads Could Begin Next Year

PennDOT officials say there are a host of issues to be resolved.

08/03/2016

BERLIN, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 03:  Cars and traffic fill the A100 ring highway at dusk on November 3, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. Germany is heatedly debating the introduction of highway tolls (in German: Maut), which in the current form proposed by German Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt would be levied solely on foreigners. Dobrindt's office argues that this is not discrimination, which would be illegal under European Union law, since Germans already pay an annual car tax.  (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

New Traffic Laws To Take Effect In Pa

Several new traffic laws are taking effect in Pennsylvania in the coming months… including one that may be causing some confusion.

07/31/2016

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PA Auditor General To Examine State Employee Retirement Funds

Pennsylvania’s auditor general says his office will review the management of two big retirement funds: one for state employees, the other for teachers.

07/30/2016

DePasquale speaks at Capitol news conference Tuesday
(credit: Tony Romeo)

Auditor General: PA Working To Address Lax Oversight Of Nursing Homes

Pennsylvania’s auditor general says the state is working to improve oversight of nursing homes after the discovery of deficiencies by his office.

07/26/2016

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