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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.

(Pa. governor Tom Corbett, in file photo. Credit: Patrick Smith/ Getty Images)

Gov. Corbett Demands Racy E-Mails Be Turned Over To Him

“It is critical for the governor to get this information in front of him so that he can make an informed determination on next steps,” said the governor’s communications director.

09/26/2014

(Pennsylvania attorney general Kathleen Kane, in 2013 file photo.  Credit: Bill Roswell)

Pa. Attorney General Allows Reporters To View ‘Explicit’ Emails

The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office Thursday allowed reporters to view explicit emails shared among state employees.

09/25/2014

(The Uber web site.)

Uber Should Be Kicked Out of Pennsylvania, Regulatory Officials Recommend

PUC spokeswoman Denise McCracken says two administrative law judges have recommended against sanctioning the operations of the ride share company in Pennsylvania.

09/25/2014

(Gov. Tom Corbett, in 2011 file photo by Patrick Smith/ Getty Images)

Poll Shows Little Movement For Corbett In Pa. Governor Race

A new poll shows Governor Corbett is making little progress in cutting down the commanding lead held by his Democratic challenger, Tom Wolf.

09/25/2014

File Photo (Pa. state senate majority leader Dominic Pileggi, credit: Tony Romeo)

New Bill Intends To Give Drug Overdose ‘Good Samaritan’ Immunity

Gov. Corbett is expected to sign a bill intended to prevent deaths from drug overdoses by giving a break to family members or companions who assist victims.

09/25/2014

A one-ounce bag of medicinal marijuana is displayed at the Berkeley Patients Group in Berkeley, California. (Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Despite Governor’s Objection, Pa. Senate OKs Medical Marijuana Bill

After an emotionally charged debate, Pennsylvania state senators passed legislation to legalize several forms of medical marijuana.

09/24/2014

(Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett signs legislation authorizing a $2-per-pack city tax on cigarettes, to benefit Philadelphia schools.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Gov. Corbett Quickly Signs $2-Per-Pack Cigarette Surtax For Philadelphia

The $2 surtax will only be collected in Philadelphia, and the funds will go to the city’s struggling school district.

09/24/2014

A one-ounce bag of medicinal marijuana is displayed at the Berkeley Patients Group in Berkeley, California. (Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

PA Senate Vote On Authorizing Medical Marijuana Expected Today

The state Senate today is expected to take what could be a historic vote on a bill to authorize the use of medical marijuana in Pennsylvania.

09/24/2014

School District of Philadelphia. (credit: Steve Patterson)

Senate OKs Philadelphia Schools Cigarette Tax Measure

After hanging in limbo all summer long, the state Senate – on the first day of fall – has finally sent a bill to Governor Tom Corbett that will authorize a $2 per pack tax on cigarettes to raise desperately need cash for Philadelphia schools.

09/23/2014

(The Lyft web site.  Graphic by Ed Fischer)

Pa. Lawmakers Regroup on Regulations For Ride-Sharing Services

A bill that would create a regulatory structure for ride-share services (such as Uber and Lyft) was scheduled for a state House committee vote today but was pulled from the agenda.

09/23/2014

(School District of Philadelphia headquarters, near Broad and Spring Garden Streets.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

House Signs Off On Philadelphia Cigarette Tax Measure

All eyes shift to the state Senate after the House late this afternoon once again approved a bill to authorize a cigarette tax to raise badly needed cash for Philadelphia schools.

09/22/2014

(Pa. Attorney General Kathleen Kane.  File photo by Tony Romeo)

Kane To Decide Whether To Make Public Alleged Pornographic Emails Sent Within AG’s Office

Several Pennsylvania news organizations are seeking the release of materials the judge says are “described variously as being pornographic or sexually explicit in nature.”

09/20/2014

(Pennsylvania attorney general Kathleen Kane, in 2013 file photo.  Credit: Bill Roswell)

Judge Allows Pa. Attorney General To Keep ‘Explicit’ E-Mails Secret

Several Pennsylvania news organizations were seeking the release of materials the judge says are “described variously as being pornographic or sexually explicit in nature.”

09/19/2014

(The Capitol Building in Harrisburg.   Credit: Mladen Antonov/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Little Chance For Anti-Gay-Bashing Law This Year in Pennsylvania

Several years ago, citing a procedural error, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned a law that made assault due to sexual orientation a hate crime.

09/18/2014

(Gov. Tom Corbett speaks to reporters in Harrisburg.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Bill To Change Name Of Department Of Public Welfare Sent To Gov. Corbett

The new name for the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare will be the Department of Human Services. The sponsor of the bill making the change, sent to the Governor Wednesday by the House, is Representative Thomas Murt, a Montgomery County Republican.

09/17/2014

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