Tony Romeo

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(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.

House Children & Youth Committee meets in Harrisburg. Photo credit: KYW's Tony Romeo

PA Lawmakers Work To Clarify Background Check Law

Changes to the child protection law made in 2014, after the Jerry Sandusky scandal, mandated background checks for people who have routine contact with children, or are responsible for a child’s welfare.

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TV Show To Feature Search For Wilt’s 100-Point Game Ball

On Sunday night, a Smithsonian Channel program will feature the search for the one of the most iconic artifacts in Philadelphia sports history; the ball from Wilt Chamberlain’s epic 100-point game in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

05/25/2016

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Governor Wolf Signs Ignition Interlocks Bill

As promised, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has signed a bill that will that will provide for ignition interlock systems to be used by many first time DUI offenders in the state.

05/25/2016

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Governor Wolf To Sign Bill Creating New School Funding Formula

A spokesman says Governor Tom Wolf will sign a bill implementing a new funding formula for Pennsylvania schools.

05/25/2016

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Board Allows Beer Sales At More Businesses With Gas Pumps

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is granting nine more licenses to businesses that sell gasoline.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/25/2016

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Gaming Expansion Fails First Votes In PA House

Supporters of expanded gaming in Pennsylvania suffered a setback in the state House Tuesday.

05/24/2016

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Foul Email To Environmental Activists Preceded DEP Secretary’s Resignation

Pennsylvania’s former secretary of environmental protection unleashed an obscene e-mail rant several weeks before he stepped down last week.

05/23/2016

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Pennsylvania Senate Votes To Relax Liquor Laws For DNC

A bill that would relax Pennsylvania’s stringent liquor laws for this summer’s Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia has made it through the state Senate.

05/18/2016

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Governor Wolf To Sign Bill Requiring Ignition Interlocks For First Time DUI Offenders

A spokesman says Governor Tom Wolf will sign a bill now on the way to his desk that will provide for ignition interlock systems to be used by many first time DUI offenders in Pennsylvania.

05/18/2016

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Wolf To Sign 9-1-1 Privacy Bill

A spokesman says Governor Wolf will sign a bill headed to his desk that is intended to protect the privacy of 9-1-1- callers.

05/17/2016

Jake Corman at Capitol news conference on Tuesday.
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PA GOP Leaders Link Teacher Layoff Bill To Upcoming Budget Battle

As Democratic Governor Tom Wolf continues to promise a veto on a teacher layoff bill headed to his desk, Republican legislative leaders say the measure will be tied to upcoming budget discussions.

05/17/2016

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Key PA Senator: Won’t Be Rushed On Child Sex Abuse Bill

The chairman of a key state Senate committee says he’s aiming for a vote next month on a House bill that would give child sex abuse victims more time to seek justice, but also insists he won’t be rushed.

05/17/2016

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PA State Police: Overall DUIs Up, Drug DUIs Way Up In 2015

The eye-popping statistic was a staggering 43-percent increase in the number of arrests for driving under the influence of drugs,

05/16/2016

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PA Lawmakers Reassess Jailing Parents For A Child’s Truancy

State lawmakers are seeking to overhaul a state law that can send parents to prison for a child’s truancy.

05/14/2016

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Governor Wolf To Veto Teacher Layoff Bill, Spokesman Says

A spokesman says Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf plans to veto a bill that would de-emphasize seniority as a factor when public school teachers are laid off.

05/09/2016

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