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.
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Tom Wolf has been sworn in as Pennsylvania’s 47th governor, replacing Tom Corbett, a Republican.
“It’s a new job, so I’m a little nervous about that,” Wolf said. “But I’m really proud of the team I’ve put together who are going to work with me and help me move the state forward.”
Governor-elect Tom Wolf stopped by to help volunteers as part of a King Day of Service event at the Downey School, in Harrisburg.
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The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office Thursday allowed reporters to view explicit emails shared among state employees.
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Gov. Corbett is expected to sign a bill intended to prevent deaths from drug overdoses by giving a break to family members or companions who assist victims.
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The $2 surtax will only be collected in Philadelphia, and the funds will go to the city’s struggling school district.
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After hanging in limbo all summer long, the state Senate – on the first day of fall – has finally sent a bill to Governor Tom Corbett that will authorize a $2 per pack tax on cigarettes to raise desperately need cash for Philadelphia schools.
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