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.
KYW Newsradio has learned that a siginificant reduction in the Philadelphia wage tax will be part of Governor Wolf’s budget proposal that will be laid out tomorrow.
Support for legalization of medical marijuana in Pennsylvania is building, but what might the bill that the legislature sends that governor look like?
It appears the state’s biggest basic landline provider will soon be able to set its own prices for local exchange service without approval of state regulators.
If you got or renewed your Pennsylvania driver’s license over the past four months, you may be getting a new one in the mail.
For the second time in two years, the state House is sending senate legislation to privatize liquor sales in Pennsylvania.
Lebanon County Republican Mike Folmer says he’s pushing full steam ahead with legislation to legalize medical marijuana in Pennsylvania after a hearing on the issue Wednesday morning.
Governor Wolf traveled to the Lehigh Valley Wednesday to announce his proposal to cut the state’s corporate net income tax in half within two years, from 9-point-99 percent, to 4-point-99 percent.
Olbermann was suspended because of a nasty Twitter exchange that began with a Penn State Alum’s tweet about “Thon” raising 13 million dollars to fight pediatric cancer.
Governor Wolf’s remark came during a panel discussion over the weekend at the National Governors Association in Washington, D.C., citing low self-esteem as the biggest economic challenge facing Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf says he thinks there will be some “nice surprises” in the budget address he is preparing to deliver to the state legislature next week. But for now, he’s not tipping his hand.
The plan to fill two vacancies on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has run aground now that one of Governor Wolf’s nominees has withdrawn his name.
The state House Liquor Control Committee advanced a liquor privatization bill Monday, setting up a likely vote by the full House later this week.
The Pennsylvania Senate has taken another step toward an amendment to the state constitution that would have the legislature, and not courts, decide which organizations qualify as charities and are thus exempt from certain taxes.
Governor Wolf, who proposed a tax on natural gas drilling last week, says he wants the natural gas industry to succeed in the state and denies that he’s threatening a ban.
The judge who appointed a special prosecutor to investigate Attorney General Kathleen Kane said in a court brief that “the truth is crying to be heard.”