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.

Republican John Payne at Wednesday's hearing. (credit: Tony Romeo)

Pennsylvania Lawmakers Discuss Racino License In Limbo

State lawmakers held a hearing Wednesday to discuss changing the status of a Pennsylvania racino license that has been in limbo for years.

09/21/2016

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Adoption Bill Moves Through Pennsylvania Legislature

Three more bills from a package of legislation to streamline and speed up adoption procedures in Pennsylvania were approved by a state House committee on Wednesday.

09/21/2016

Pa House Judiciary Committee meets Tuesday morning.
(credit: Tony Romeo)

PA House Panel Revives Gun Bill Struck Down By State Supreme Court

A state House committee has advanced a measure that made it easier for gun rights activists and groups to sue municipalities like Philadelphia that enact their own gun laws.

09/20/2016

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PA Online Voter Registration Reaches 500K Users

Pennsylvania’s online voter registration system was launched a year ago in August.

09/19/2016

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Officials: Significant Improvements’ To Child Abuse Hotline Response

The state Department of Human Resources says it has made ‘significant’ strides toward resolving problems with Pennsylvania’s child abuse hotline… problems that were highlighted by the auditor general in May.

09/15/2016

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Uber/Lyft Philadelphia Authorization Unclear After September 30

State law allowing ride sharing services like Uber and Lyft to operate in the city of Philadelphia expires at the end of the month… and right now there’s no agreement on an extension.

09/14/2016

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LCB To Auction Off First Batch Of Expired Restaurant Liquor Licenses

The Liquor Control Board is now accepting bids on the first batch of expired liquor licenses.

09/14/2016

Photo credit: KYW's Tony Romeo

Continuing Corruption In PA Warrants Second Book

With Pennsylvania reeling from the criminal conviction of yet another high-ranking elected official, a veteran statehouse reporter has released a second book on the subject of political corruption in the Keystone State.

09/10/2016

(credit: Tony Romeo)

PA Auditor General Raises Red Flag On Untested Rape Kits

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale cites numbers from the state Department of Health.

09/07/2016

(credit: Tony Romeo)

Wolf Defends Pay Raises For Non-Union State Workers

Most of some 13,000 non-union and management state employees will get raises of more than six percent.

09/06/2016

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Bruce Castor Moves Out Of AG Office, Bruce Beemer Moves In

Former Montgomery County DA and Commissioner Bruce Castor will be out of the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office at the end of the week.

09/06/2016

Castor speaking with reporters in Harrisburg on Tuesday.
(credit: Tony Romeo)

Castor Out At PA Attorney General’s Office

Castor remained first deputy but now Beemer has announced the appointment of Robert Mulle.

09/06/2016

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F&M Poll: Trump Gains On Clinton In Pennsylvania

A new Franklin and Marshall College Poll shows that Donald Trump has closed the gap a bit among likely Pennsylvania voters.

08/31/2016

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PA Corrections Department Makes Changes After Drug Dog Death

The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections has announced policy changes after the death of a drug dog left in a hot car in July.

08/31/2016

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Pennsylvania Senate Set To Vote On Attorney General Nominee Beemer

The state Senate is set to return nearly a month earlier than scheduled Tuesday to vote on Bruce Beemer’s nomination to serve the nearly five months that remain in Kathleen Kane’s term as Pennsylvania attorney general.

08/29/2016

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