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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.

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Pa. Auditor General To Determine Cost Of Budget Battle On Schools

Pennsylvania’s auditor general says the state’s budget impasse, now entering its third month, is costing state school districts money and he will attempt to put a price tag on how much.

17 hours ago

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State Lawmakers Propose New Legislation Aimed At Protecting Pets In Hot, Unattended Vehicles

The legislation is called the “Motor Vehicle Extreme Heat Protection Act.”

08/31/2015

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Pa. Ending Second Month With No Budget In Sight

On Tuesday, state House majority Republicans – for lack of Democratic votes – tried and failed on a piecemeal basis to partially override Governor Wolf’s June 30th veto of the budget.

08/31/2015

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Poll: Pa Voters Blame Budget Woes On Republican Lawmakers

A new Franklin and Marshall College Poll shows 54% think lawmakers are more responsible for the lack of a budget, while only 29% blame the governor.

08/27/2015

Kathleen Kane Press Conference

Poll: Pa Voters Evenly Split On Whether AG Kane Should Stay In Office While Battling Criminal Charges

The latest Franklin and Marshall College Poll shows 46% of Pennsylvania voters think Attorney General Kathleen Kane should resign, while almost as many, 43%, say she should continue to serve.

08/27/2015

(Leaving a Philadelphia City Hall courtroom in early March, Pennsylvania attorney general Kathleen Kane speaks with reporters.  File photo by Pat Loeb)

Pa. Supreme Court Releases Porn Emails Involved In Kane Case

The state Supreme Court has released dozens of pornographic images contained in emails that were sent or received by former employees of the state attorney general’s office.

08/26/2015

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf. (credit: Tony Romeo/KYW)

Pennsylvania House Budget Override Vote Fails

Pennsylvania House Republicans failed in their attempt to partially override Governor Wolf’s eight week old veto of the state budget.

08/26/2015

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Partial Budget Override Votes Expected Today In Pa. House

As Pennsylvania nears the end of its eighth week without a budget, the Republican-controlled state House Tuesday is expected to attempt something highly unusual — line-by-line override votes on portions of Governor Wolf’s budget veto.

08/25/2015

Former Penn State President Graham Spanier.  (credit: Hunter Martin/ Getty Images)

Superior Court Judges To Decide If Case Against Former Penn State Officials Proceeds

A panel of Superior Court judges will decide if the case against three former Penn State officials accused of covering up the Jerry Sandusky scandal will move forward.

08/11/2015

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Pennsylvania LCB Unsure When Decision Will Be Made On Beer Sales At Delaware County Wawa

A spokeswoman for the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board says it is difficult to say how long the agency may take to consider a license to allow a Wawa store in Concord Township, Delaware County, to sell beer.

08/05/2015

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McGinty Officially Joins Race For U.S. Senate In Pennsylvania

As expected, Governor Tom Wolf’s former chief of staff, Katie McGinty, has officially joined the race for the U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania.

08/04/2015

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PA: Month #2 With No Budget And No Sign Of Deal

Pennsylvania has begun its second month without a state budget with no end to the impasse in sight.

08/02/2015

Allegheny County Republican Mike Turzai, the House speaker, speaks at the Press Club in Harrisburg on Monday, July 27, 2015. (credit: Tony Romeo/KYW)

House Speaker Raises Possibility Of Budget Veto Override

Speaking at Harrisburg’s monthly Press Club luncheon, Allegheny County Republican Mike Turzai, the speaker of the state House, continued to defend the GOP-passed budget vetoed by the governor.

07/28/2015

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Pa. House Speaker: Medical Marijuana Needs Full Vetting

Medical marijuana was on a fast track in the Pennsylvania Senate. But the speaker of the House says concerns of medical experts must be fully understood before there is action in his chamber.

07/28/2015

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 22:  Katie McGinty attends the 33rd Annual Women's Campaign Fund Parties of Your Choice Gala at Christie's Auction House on April 22, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Thos Robinson/Getty Images for Women's Campaign Fund)

Wolf Aide McGinty Resigns, US Senate Bid Is Expected

Governor Wolf’s Chief of Staff, Katie McGinty, has resigned and is expected to jump into the race for the Democratic US Senate nomination in Pennsylvania.

07/22/2015

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