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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.

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Candidates Selected

Three state Supreme Court seats are open, and three nominees were chosen from a field of six in each party.

05/19/2015

The Capitol Building in Pennsylvania's capital Harrisburg. (Credit: MLADEN ANTONOV/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Long List Of State Supreme Court Candidates On The Ballot

Six Democrats and six Republicans are vying for three Supreme Court seats that will be up for grabs in November.

05/19/2015

File photo: PA Governor Tom Wolf. (credit: Tony Romeo)

PA Tax Reform Takes Big First Step

Both the plan passed by the House and the one favored by Governor Wolf would raise state income and sales taxes while lowering property taxes, but they are different in significant ways.

05/17/2015

Philadelphia School District Superintendent William Hite. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Hite Sees Danger In Bill To Address PA Struggling Schools

Appearing at a state Senate Education Committee hearing on the measure that would place struggling Pennsylvania schools in a state-run system, Philadelphia School Superintendent William Hite said there are aspects of the bill that could support efforts to improve schools.

05/17/2015

Gov. Wolf speaks with reporters on Wednesday. (Credit: Tony Romeo)

Pa. Senate Passes Public Employee Pension Reform Bill

The state Senate has sent the House a fast-tracked bill to overhaul the pension system for school and state employees in Pennsylvania.

05/14/2015

House Majority Leader Dave Reed (Credit: Tony Romeo)

Pa. House Passes Property Tax Relief Plan

The state House is sending the Senate a bill that would provide broad school property tax relief in a significant way.

05/14/2015

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Pennsylvania House Advances Property Tax Proposal

The state House could take a final vote later today on a property tax relief plan that received initial approval on Tuesday.

05/13/2015

(Pedro Cortés speaks with reporters following his confirmation hearing.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Gov. Wolf Nominee Hits Rough Spot Over Role in 2011 Abortion Clinic Case

Pedro Cortés held the same position as secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of State under former governor Ed Rendell, when the Dr. Kermit Gosnell case transpired.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/12/2015

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Pa. Lawmaker Says He’ll Rewrite ‘Mental Anguish’ Law, If Necessary

The sponsor of a Pennsylvania law aimed at preventing offenders from causing mental anguish to crime victims and their loved ones says he’ll write a new bill, if necessary, now that a federal judge has ruled that the law violates free speech.

04/29/2015

Supporters of a minimum wage hike at Pa. Capitol event. (credit: Tony Romeo)

Debate Over Raising Pennsylvania’s Minimum Wage Continues In State Capitol

Supporters of an increase in the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour held an event at the state Capitol at which time they released a study on the impact it would have on Pennsylvania.

04/26/2015

Chuck Ardo (credit: Tony Romeo)

Former Rendell Spokesman Takes On Same Role With Kane

Chuck Ardo, a former spokesman for ex-Governor Ed Rendell, is stepping into the breach to act as spokesman for embattled Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane.

04/26/2015

Senator Mike Folmer after committee meeting on medical marijuana bill. (credit: Tony Romeo)

Mike Folmer: Pennsylvania’s Unlikely Champion Of Medical Marijuana

Medical marijuana legislation is advancing through the Pennsylvania legislature and the profile of the man leading the charge is not what most people would expect.

04/26/2015

(File photo of the Pennsylvania capitol dome in Harrisburg.  Credit: KYW Newsradio)

PA House Again Passes ‘Union Intimidation’ Legislation

The House passed what supporters call a ‘union intimidation’ bill in the last two-year session of the legislature, but the bill failed to get through the Senate.

04/26/2015

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Governor Wolf Follows Through On Plan To Eliminate Asset Test To Qualify For Food Stamps

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has announced that he’s decided to end the asset test necessary to qualify for food stamps as of this coming Monday.

04/22/2015

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Medical Marijuana Bill Advances Again In Pennsylvania Senate

A bill to legalize medical marijuana in Pennsylvania has cleared a key Senate committee — and the sponsor says he’s upbeat about getting a bill to the governor in the coming months.

04/22/2015

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