Tony Romeo

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.

(Capitol dome, Harrisburg, Pa.   File photo)

(Capitol dome, Harrisburg, Pa. File photo)

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.

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Franklin and Marshall College Poll Director Terry Madonna says 72 percent of registered Pennsylvania voters believe there should be more general regulation of guns.


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The panel’s chairman says it’s not just idle chatter.


Key Pa. Senator: ‘Optimism’ For This Budget Season

Republican Pat Browne, chairman of the state Senate Appropriations Committee, says revenue collections are on target and running about a billion dollars above last year at this time.


Domestic Violence Bills Clear Pennsylvania Senate

The state Senate has advanced a package of seven bills to tackle domestic violence in Pennsylvania.


Chesco State Senator: Sunoco Turning People Against Pipelines

Democrat Andy Dinniman of Chester County argued that Sunoco’s troubles with Mariner East are making that notion a tough sell with the public.


Embattled Delaware County Lawmaker Won’t Seek Re-Election

State Rep. Nick Miccarelli said in a statement Wednesday that he’s decided to remove his name from the ballot.


State Rep. Moves To Impeach PA Supreme Court Justices Who Imposed Congressional Map

Max Baer was the lone Democratic state Supreme Court justice who dissented on the ruling to impose new Congressional boundaries.


Update To Pennsylvania Organ Donation Law Remains Contentious

State lawmakers continue to grapple with legislation that would update Pennsylvania’s organ donation laws. 


House Leaders Send Report On Delaware County Rep To Harrisburg District Attorney

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Federal Judges To Rule ‘As Promptly As Possible’ In Pennsylvania Redistricting Case

A federal judge says he and his colleagues will rule “as promptly as possible” after a hearing on Republicans’ petition for an injunction against the map of Congressional districts.


PA Congressional Redistricting Case Heads To Federal Court

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Gov. Wolf On Storm: Limit Travel, Heed Warnings, Check Neighbors

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Philadelphia State Senator ‘Ballistic’ Over Persistence Of ‘Redlining’

A Philadelphia state senator says he’s gearing up for a fight after a report that “redlining” by financial institutions continues to plague Philadelphia and other cities.


Pa. Congressional Map Fight Likely Headed For Federal Court

A top GOP legislative lawyer says the new map of Pennsylvania Congressional maps issued by the state Supreme Court Monday is “very likely” to be challenged in federal court.


Pennsylvania Lobbyist Bill Signed

Governor Tom Wolf has signed a bill intended to improve lobbyist disclosure in Pennsylvania.


Gov. Wolf, GOP Lawmakers Each Say ‘It’s Your Move’ On Congressional Maps

The Supreme Court has said it will draw up its own map if the legislature and Governor Wolf don’t agree to one by Thursday.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/13/2018

Crunch Time In PA Congressional Redistricting Case

The next few days will be critical ones in the case involving the shape of Pennsylvania’s Congressional districts.


PA GOP Legislative Leaders Deliver New Proposed Congressional Map To Governor

Republican leaders of the Pennsylvania legislature delivered a new proposed map of Congressional Districts to Governor Wolf Friday night.


Wolf Budget Proposal: More Education Money, Shale Tax

In a re-election year, Governor Wolf’s budget address was largely devoted to his list of first term accomplishments.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/06/2018

PA Auditor General Warns School Districts To Vet School Bus Drivers

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale is warning Pennsylvania school districts that they have a responsibility to make sure bus drivers meet state requirements to transport children.


PA Senate GOP Leader: No Redistricting Data For State Supreme Court

The state Supreme Court has said it will draw Congressional boundaries, if necessary.


Pa. Treasurer Wants To Reunite Owners With Eagles Memorabilia

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KYW Newsradio 1060–01/30/2018

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A referendum asking Pennsylvania voters if they want a smaller state House of Representatives could end up the ballot this November.


Veteran Local GOP Lawmakers Line Up To Leave Harrisburg

The Philadelphia suburbs are experiencing an exodus of veteran members of the state legislature’s Republican party majority.


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Led by one of the state’s top elected officials, supporters are ramping up their push for legalizing recreational pot in Pennsylvania.


GOP Legislative Leaders On ‘Dual Track’ After Pa. Redistricting Ruling

The court’s deadline for lawmakers to submit a new map is Feb. 9.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/23/2018

Pa. Justices Hear Arguments On Congressional Redistricting

Justices of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court spent two and a half hours Wednesday listening to arguments – and questioning lawyers – as they consider a lawsuit challenging Pennsylvania’s map of Congressional Districts. 


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The head of the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency says there are no plans to cancel a test of the Emergency Alert System in the wake of a nightmare in Hawaii where false reports of a missile attack were issued.


PA Casino Operator Sues To Block Mini-Casinos, Then Wins Bidding For First One

The first auction for the right to build one of ten “mini-casinos” authorized by a new Pennsylvania law has produced a curious result.



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