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.

Cortes testifying on Tuesday. (credit: Tony Romeo)

PA Lawmakers Tangle Over Allegations of Election Fraud

As Pennsylvania budget hearings began Tuesday, the testimony of the state’s top elections official became a proxy fight over President Trump’s allegations of voter fraud.

19 hours ago

Brian Zimmer speaks to Senate Communications and Technology Committee. (credit: Tony Romeo)

Pa. Lawmakers Grapple With Real ID Deadlines

Staring at deadlines that could mean headaches for many Pennsylvanians, state lawmakers appear to be inching toward a new policy on the federal government’s “Real ID” requirements.

02/15/2017

HARRISBURG, PA - MARCH 21:  Airplane flys over PA State Capitol Building.  (Photo by Lisa Lake/Getty Images for MoveOn.org)

Wolf Denies Political Pressure In DEP Pipeline Decision

Governor Wolf denies applying any political pressure in the DEP’s approval of the controversial Mariner East 2 statewide pipeline project

02/14/2017

Wolf at the Capitol Tuesday. (credit: Tony Romeo)

Wolf: ‘Different Tone’ In Budget Process

Governor Wolf says he believes both Republicans and Democrats believe discussions are starting out from a “far better place” than they did in previous years.

02/14/2017

Anthony Williams (R) in file photo (credit: Tony Romeo)

Pa. Senate Okays Bill That Would Overturn Philly Equal Pay Ordinance

The state Senate Wednesday sent the House a bill that would make Philadelphia and all state municipalities subject to state “equal pay” law.

02/08/2017

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Pa. Senate Sends Abortion Bill To House

The state Senate has sent the House a bill that would ban most abortions in Pennsylvania after 20 weeks.

02/08/2017

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PA Senate Sends Sanctuary City Bill To House

The Pennsylvania Senate on Tuesday sent to the House a bill aimed at cracking down on Philadelphia and other “sanctuary” municipalities in the state.

02/07/2017

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Wolf Budget Proposal: Cuts, Consolidations, But No Income Or Sales Tax Hikes

Some of Wolf’s initiatives were already announced, including the consolidation of four state departments.

02/07/2017

Hughes at Senate Appropriations meeting Monday (credit: Tony Romeo)

Sanctuary City Legislation Advances In Pennsylvania Senate

A State Senate committee Monday advanced legislation to punish Philadelphia and other municipalities that have declared themselves “sanctuary cities.”

02/06/2017

Senate Judiciary Committee meets Monday. (credit: tony Romeo)

PA Senate Committee Revives Abortion Bill

Voting along party lines, a bill to ban most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy has cleared its first hurdle in the new session of the Pennsylvania legislature.

02/06/2017

Senate State Government Committee meeting last week. (credit: Tony Romeo)

PA Lawmakers Revive Debate On Controversial Issues

In the opening weeks of the new session of the Pennsylvania legislature, lawmakers are reopening debate on issues that were hotly contested in their previous two-year session.

02/04/2017

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Child Sex Abuse Statute Of Limitations Legislation Sails Through Pa. Senate

The state Senate voted 48 to 0 in favor of a bill that would abolish the criminal statute of limitations.

02/01/2017

HARRISBURG, PA - MARCH 21:  Airplane flys over PA State Capitol Building.  (Photo by Lisa Lake/Getty Images for MoveOn.org)

Sex Abuse Measure Reintroduced In PA Legislature

New legislation has been introduced in the Pennsylvania Senate to give child sex abuse victims more time to seek justice in Pennsylvania.

01/30/2017

Gary Tennis speaks to reporters at the state Capitol. (credit: Tony Romeo)

Cabinet Secretary Says He Was Fired For Opposition To Wolf Consolidation Plan

In a highly unusual move, a cabinet secretary dismissed by Governor Wolf met with reporters to set the record straight about why he was fired.

01/28/2017

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