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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Rep. Mike Vereb (R-Montgomery County) confirms that supporters of a $2-per-pack city cigarette tax to raise funds for Philadelphia schools are having trouble rounding up enough votes to pass it in the House.
“We will not be bullied into changing or lowering our standards by the Department of Justice or anyone else,” said Pennsylvania state police commissioner Frank Noonan.
A new commission empanelled by the Pennsylvania legislature to redraw the state’s formula to fund basic education has held its first meeting.
Pennsylvania Turnpike officials say the entire toll road system, including the sections that roll through urban areas, may get a speed limit boost to 70 mph next year.
Pennsylvania’s auditor general has released a report critical of the Department of Environmental Protection’s regulation of the natural gas drilling industry.
A new 70 miles per hour speed limit is now in effect a day ahead of schedule along most of a nearly 100 mile stretch of the Pennsylvania Turnpike’s main line.
The probe was later shut down by state attorney general Kathleen Kane, saying she she had no choice because the investigation was so flawed.
Corbett says one of his main concerns is the health risks that may be posed by the children.
A spokesman for the attorney general confirms there is an investigation.
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Gross gaming revenues were down just under 2-point-9 percent in the fiscal year just ended.
Steve Miskin, spokesman for House majority Republican leaders, says it’s a compromise that preserves history.
Pennsylvania has issued new guidelines for medical professionals on the use of opioid painkillers in an effort to stem the rising tide of prescription drug addiction.
Governor Tom Corbett’s strategy of dealing with the legislature is being scrutinized after his decision to veto part of the new state budget riled leaders of his own party.