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.

Philadelphia State Senator ‘Ballistic’ Over Persistence Of ‘Redlining’

A Philadelphia state senator says he’s gearing up for a fight after a report that “redlining” by financial institutions continues to plague Philadelphia and other cities.

02/20/2018

Pa. Congressional Map Fight Likely Headed For Federal Court

A top GOP legislative lawyer says the new map of Pennsylvania Congressional maps issued by the state Supreme Court Monday is “very likely” to be challenged in federal court.

02/19/2018

Pennsylvania Lobbyist Bill Signed

Governor Tom Wolf has signed a bill intended to improve lobbyist disclosure in Pennsylvania.

02/17/2018

Gov. Wolf, GOP Lawmakers Each Say ‘It’s Your Move’ On Congressional Maps

The Supreme Court has said it will draw up its own map if the legislature and Governor Wolf don’t agree to one by Thursday.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/13/2018

Crunch Time In PA Congressional Redistricting Case

The next few days will be critical ones in the case involving the shape of Pennsylvania’s Congressional districts.

02/11/2018

PA GOP Legislative Leaders Deliver New Proposed Congressional Map To Governor

Republican leaders of the Pennsylvania legislature delivered a new proposed map of Congressional Districts to Governor Wolf Friday night.

02/09/2018

Wolf Budget Proposal: More Education Money, Shale Tax

In a re-election year, Governor Wolf’s budget address was largely devoted to his list of first term accomplishments.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/06/2018

PA Auditor General Warns School Districts To Vet School Bus Drivers

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale is warning Pennsylvania school districts that they have a responsibility to make sure bus drivers meet state requirements to transport children.

02/04/2018

PA Senate GOP Leader: No Redistricting Data For State Supreme Court

The state Supreme Court has said it will draw Congressional boundaries, if necessary.

01/31/2018

Pa. Treasurer Wants To Reunite Owners With Eagles Memorabilia

State Treasurer Joe Torsella says the Bureau of Unclaimed Property has all kinds of stuff, that includes sports memorabilia, some of it perhaps more of sentimental than monetary value.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/30/2018

Pennsylvania A Step Closer To Vote On Smaller House Of Reps

A referendum asking Pennsylvania voters if they want a smaller state House of Representatives could end up the ballot this November.

01/27/2018

Veteran Local GOP Lawmakers Line Up To Leave Harrisburg

The Philadelphia suburbs are experiencing an exodus of veteran members of the state legislature’s Republican party majority.

01/27/2018

With Medical Marijuana Done, Supporters Eye Recreational Pot For Pennsylvania

Led by one of the state’s top elected officials, supporters are ramping up their push for legalizing recreational pot in Pennsylvania.

01/27/2018

GOP Legislative Leaders On ‘Dual Track’ After Pa. Redistricting Ruling

The court’s deadline for lawmakers to submit a new map is Feb. 9.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/23/2018

Pa. Justices Hear Arguments On Congressional Redistricting

Justices of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court spent two and a half hours Wednesday listening to arguments – and questioning lawyers – as they consider a lawsuit challenging Pennsylvania’s map of Congressional Districts. 

01/17/2018

PEMA Director: Hawaii False Alert Debacle Unlikely In Pennsylvania

The head of the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency says there are no plans to cancel a test of the Emergency Alert System in the wake of a nightmare in Hawaii where false reports of a missile attack were issued.

01/16/2018

PA Casino Operator Sues To Block Mini-Casinos, Then Wins Bidding For First One

The first auction for the right to build one of ten “mini-casinos” authorized by a new Pennsylvania law has produced a curious result.

01/13/2018

Pennsylvania On Track To Be Ready For Real ID Compliance

Pennsylvania is on schedule to have driver’s licenses and ID’s ready for REAL ID requirements when they become necessary for air travel. 

01/09/2018

As Tolls Rise Again, Auditor General Plans Pennsylvania Turnpike Audit

Concerned about the impact of annual toll hikes, the state auditor general says he will begin another audit of the Turnpike Commission.

01/06/2018

Grand Jury Recommends Independent Probes Of Shootings By State Troopers

Governor Wolf says he will review the findings of a grand jury that recommends that state police turn the investigation of trooper-involved shootings over to independent agencies.

01/03/2018

PA Health Secretary: Normal Flu Season So Far, Extreme Cold Not Likely Factor

Pennsylvania’s Health Secretary says there’s nothing unusual about the current season so far.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/02/2018

Gov. Wolf, GOP Lawmakers Agree On Unemployment Comp System Funding

Wolf has signed a bill that will pump $114 million over four years into the system for technological upgrades and for increased staffing.

12/24/2017

Feds, State, Local Authorities Investigate Harrisburg Shooting Spree

The FBI has joined state and local authorities to investigate a shooting spree that began near Pennsylvania’s capitol complex late Friday afternoon.

12/23/2017

Pennsylvania Turnpike Tolls To Rise Again In January

For a second straight year, that increase will be six percent.

12/20/2017

PA House Dems Confirm 2 Sex Harassment Settlements

The statement from House Minority Leader Frank Dermody confirms sexual harassment settlements involving two members over the past decade but names no names.

KYW Newsradio 1060–12/19/2017

Shale Tax Supporters Face Slow Go In PA House

The state House has, in fits and starts, worked its way through consideration of dozens of amendments to the Marcellus Shale natural gas tax bill.

KYW Newsradio 1060–12/17/2017

Analysis: PA Abortion Issue Plays To Both Parties’ Bases

Long before the House gave final approval on Tuesday night, Democratic Governor Tom Wolf had guaranteed a veto of the abortion bill.

KYW Newsradio 1060–12/17/2017

Schmidt: Could Be ‘Tens of Thousands’ Of Non-Citizens Who Registered To Vote In Pennsylvania

Philadelphia election Commissioner Al Schmidt told state lawmakers this past week that there may be tens of thousands of non-US citizens have registered to vote in Pennsylvania…and that for their sake, state officials should try to contact them.

12/16/2017

Auctions For Pa Mini-Casino Licenses Set; Dozens of Local Municipalities Opt Out

Pennsylvania gambling regulators will hold an auction Jan. 10 for the state’s existing casino owners to bid on the first of 10 licenses to operate a miniature casino somewhere else in the state.

12/13/2017

Abortion Bill Sent To Governor Wolf; Veto Promised

The bill was given final legislative approval by the state House Tuesday night.  

KYW Newsradio 1060–12/12/2017

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