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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.

(Gov. Tom Corbett speaks to reporters in Harrisburg.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Judge Rules Montgomery County Man Can Remain On Ballot To Challenge Corbett In Republican Primary

A Commonwealth Court judge has ruled that a conservative challenger Bob Guzzardi should be allowed to remain on the Republican ballot in May’s primary.

04/15/2014

(Pa. Attorney General Kathleen Kane.  Credit: Tony Romeo)

Pa. To Lose $60M In Tobacco Settlement Money

The attorney general’s office says a decision by a judge in Philadelphia means Pennsylvania will lose some tobacco settlement money, but not nearly as much as it might have.

04/13/2014

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Politician Sting Case Files Unsealed

A judge in Harrisburg has unsealed the record in the case of an aborted sting operation that ensnared several top Philadelphia Democrats.

04/10/2014

(Gov. Corbett in Harrisburg.  File photo by Tony Romeo)

Corbett Expected To Sign Into Law Two New Child Protection Bills

On Monday, Governor Corbett signed three bills spurred by the Jerry Sandusky scandal and now two more – dealing with mandated reporting of child abuse – are headed to his desk.

04/10/2014

(The state capitol in Harrisburg.  File photo)

Pa. Senate OKs Bill To Ban Cash Gifts to Legislators; House Future Uncertain

The bill passed by the state senate would make it felony to accept cash gifts over $250. Under $250, it would be a misdemeanor.

04/09/2014

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PA Records Lowest Number Of Traffic Deaths Since State Began Keeping Records

Pennsylvania motorists notched a milestone last year: the lowest number of fatalities since record-keeping began 85 years ago.

04/08/2014

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

Bill Banning Cash Gifts To State Lawmakers Advances In Pa. Senate

The bill approved by the Senate State Government Committee would make it a felony to accept cash gifts over $250. Under $250, it would be a misdemeanor.

04/08/2014

(Pa. state senator Rudy Vulakovich watches as Gov. Corbett signs into law his anto-child-abuse measure.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Gov. Corbett Signs Measure Creating Pa. Database of Child Abuse Cases

One of the three bills signed by Gov. Corbett establishes a statewide database that will help various agencies provide and share information about child abuse cases.

04/07/2014

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Corbett: Medicaid Talks At ‘Breaking Point’

Governor Corbett is frustrated over negotiations with the federal government.

04/06/2014

(Gov. Tom Corbett, far left, poses for photo with Penndot secretary Barry Schoch, at lectern.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Pa. Officials Showcase Highway Projects Benefitting From Funding Bill

Penndot officials say In some cases motorists may not see actual construction, but contracts will be bid this year because of the funding influx.

04/03/2014

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Poll: Tom Wolf Maintains Large Lead Over Democratic Opponents

A new Franklin and Marshall College Poll shows the challengers in the race for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination have failed to put a dent in the lead held by frontrunner Tom Wolf.

04/03/2014

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Reacting to Aborted Corruption Sting, Pa. House Bans Most Cash Gifts To Members

The Pennsylvania House is banning cash gifts except those from family members or non-lobbyist friends in circumstances where the motivation was clearly personal.

04/02/2014

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Corporate Tax Collections For March Come In $100M Below Pa. Projections

Revenue collections for the month of March brought disappointing news for Governor Corbett and Pennsylvania lawmakers.

04/02/2014

FILE (Gov. Tom Corbett makes his annual budget address.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Democrats Attack Corbett For Transportation Funding Plan

Pennsylvania’s Democratic Party is attacking Governor Corbett for his efforts to enact a transportation funding bill supported by many Democrats, including former Governor Ed Rendell.

04/02/2014

(Former Penn State president Graham Spanier, in file photo.  Credit: Hunter Martin/ Getty Images)

Penn State Ex-President’s Lawsuit Seeks To End His Prosecution in Sandusky Scandal

Former Penn State University president Graham Spanier is seeking to stop the state’s case against him in the Jerry Sandusky scandal. Spanier says he thought Penn State’s lawyer was representing him.

03/31/2014

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