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.
Governor Corbett is proposing a new approach to job search requirements as he negotiates with the Obama administration over his alternative proposal to expansion of Medicaid.
Corbett’s move will maintain about $60 to $65 in average monthly food assistance for 400,000 low-income Pennsylvania families.
Governor Corbett has joined all 49 other governors in sending a letter to President Obama opposing cuts to the Army National Guard.
The Liquor Control Board has made a regulatory change that it hopes will result in a greater variety of Pennsylvania wines being sold in state stores.
Two state Senators are collaborating on proposed legislation to shake up Pennsylvania’s system of state-owned universities.
The state Harness Racing Commission has lifted its suspension of racing dates at Harrah’s track in Chester.
The secretary of PennDOT says more access points to the Pennsylvania Turnpike may be in the offing as extra revenues start rolling in under the state’s new transportation funding plan.
Former Pennsylvania House speaker John Perzel has been paroled from prison after serving nearly two years on a corruption conviction.
Pennsylvania’s attorney general is inviting consumers to file complaints with her office if they believe they have experienced abnormal and extreme increases in costs for electricity.
After a harsh winter that featured motorists stranded for hours on highways, the state transportation secretary says officials are looking at ways to get people off roadways like the turnpike when they are shut down.
A new Franklin and Marshall College Poll shows a York County businessman who is spending millions of his own money to campaign has surged to a 25-point lead in the crowded race for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination.
Kirkpatrick says the problem with salt is not a lack of supply but rather a problem with distribution, so commercial haulers will work around-the-clock for the next week or so to get extra supplies into the state.
Nursing homes in Pennsylvania are sounding the alarm that they are on a path toward fiscal ruin.
A Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission spokeswoman says electric customers with variable-rate plans from competitive suppliers have seen winter rates double and even triple in some cases.
The addition of Jack Wagner will swell to eight the ranks of Democrats seeking the nomination for governor of Pennsylvania.