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Tony Romeo

(Capitol dome, Harrisburg, Pa.   File photo)

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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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PA: Month #2 With No Budget And No Sign Of Deal

Pennsylvania has begun its second month without a state budget with no end to the impasse in sight.

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Allegheny County Republican Mike Turzai, the House speaker, speaks at the Press Club in Harrisburg on Monday, July 27, 2015. (credit: Tony Romeo/KYW)

House Speaker Raises Possibility Of Budget Veto Override

Speaking at Harrisburg’s monthly Press Club luncheon, Allegheny County Republican Mike Turzai, the speaker of the state House, continued to defend the GOP-passed budget vetoed by the governor.

07/28/2015

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Pa. House Speaker: Medical Marijuana Needs Full Vetting

Medical marijuana was on a fast track in the Pennsylvania Senate. But the speaker of the House says concerns of medical experts must be fully understood before there is action in his chamber.

07/28/2015

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 22:  Katie McGinty attends the 33rd Annual Women's Campaign Fund Parties of Your Choice Gala at Christie's Auction House on April 22, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Thos Robinson/Getty Images for Women's Campaign Fund)

Wolf Aide McGinty Resigns, US Senate Bid Is Expected

Governor Wolf’s Chief of Staff, Katie McGinty, has resigned and is expected to jump into the race for the Democratic US Senate nomination in Pennsylvania.

07/22/2015

Gov. Tom Wolf (right) and House GOP leaders after Tuesday's meeting. (credit: Tony Romeo/KYW)

Pa. Budget Talks: Progress, But No Breakthroughs

Democratic Governor Tom Wolf and Republican legislative leaders say talks Tuesday on Pennsylvania’s three week-old budget stalemate were productive, but there were no breakthroughs reported.

07/21/2015

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Budget Messaging War: Helping Or Hurting?

Republican Dave Reed, the state House majority leader, admits mailboxes in Pennsylvania are being filled by people on both sides of the budget debate, but he notes the pro-Wolf mailers go to GOP lawmakers, too.

07/19/2015

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane announces hundreds of charges against former Harrisburg Mayor Stephen Reed. (credit: Tony Romeo)

A Former Harrisburg Mayor, A Vampire Hunting Kit & Criminal Charges

The man who ran Pennsylvania’s capital city for almost three decades is facing almost 500 criminal charges in an alleged scheme that seems so bizarre it could have come from the imagination of a script writer.

07/19/2015

Kane at Capitol news conference Tuesday. (Credit: Tony Romeo)

Attorney General Kathleen Kane Says She Will Not Resign If She Faces Criminal Charges

Montgomery County DA Risa Ferman has been reviewing a grand jury’s recommendations of charges against Attorney General Kane stemming from alleged grand jury leaks.

07/14/2015

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Pa. Budget Talks Remain Stuck In Neutral

While the participants put on a brave face, there was little indication of progress after Monday’s budget talks.

07/14/2015

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Pa. Senate Leader: ‘Impasse’ In Budget Talks

Republican legislative leaders and Democratic Governor Tom Wolf have met twice in as many days to discuss the budget, producing no discernible progress as Pennsylvania begins its second week without a spending plan.

07/08/2015

PA TURNPIKE

Pennsylvania Turnpike Tolls Rising 6% in January

Commission spokesman Carl DeFebo says it will mark the second year in a row that turnpike tolls will be increased across the board, after several years of smaller increases for EZ Pass customers.

07/07/2015

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

Analysts: Long PA Budget Stalemate Likely

All signs point to a longer rather than shorter budget standoff.

07/06/2015

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Slot Machine Revenue In Pa. Moves Up Slightly

After several down years, slot machine revenue at Pennsylvania casinos rebounded in the last fiscal year.

07/04/2015

Governor Tom Wolf, in file photo. (credit: Tony Romeo)

Gov. Wolf Vetoes Bill That Would Privatize Pa. Liquor Sales

Privatization is a top priority for leaders of the Republican-controlled House. The question now is, how might the liquor veto affect budget negotiations?

07/02/2015

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Wolf Signs Law Clarifying Background Check Requirements

Governor Wolf has signed into law a bill intended to clarify changes to Pennsylvania’s Child Protective Services Law.

07/02/2015

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