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.

(Montgomery County DA Risa Ferman, in file photo by KYW's Brad Segall)

Montco DA Says She’ll Move Carefully on Grand Jury Leak Charges Against Kathleen Kane

In a statement released Wednesday morning, Risa Ferman said she will review the case with a commitment to “fairness, integrity, and justice.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/01/2015

(Leaving a Philadelphia City Hall courtroom in early March, Pennsylvania attorney general Kathleen Kane speaks with reporters.  File photo by Pat Loeb)

Pa. Supreme Court Affirms Leak Probe That Named Attorney General Kathleen Kane

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court today issued a ruling in the case of attorney general Kathleen Kane, knocking away one of her attempts to have the case against her dropped.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/31/2015

House of Reps_Chip Somodevilla

Democratic Phila. Helps State House GOP Grow Its Majority

The seat formerly held by now Democratic Congressman Brendan Boyle went to Martina White, who will now become only the second Republican member of Philadelphia’s delegation to the state House.

03/29/2015

Albright (l) and Adolph (r) after House budget hearing .
(credit: Tony Romeo)

Democratic Governor, GOP Lawmakers Far Apart On Pa. Budget

Republicans who control the legislature battled officials of the Democratic Wolf Administration over the implications of the governor’s far-reaching proposals to overhaul Pennsylvania taxes.

03/29/2015

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Proposed Settlement In Variable Electric Rate Case Announced

Energy Services Providers will have to pay customers $2.3-million on top of $4.5-million already paid out through mediation on a case-by-case basis.

03/27/2015

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

F&M Poll Shows Support For Wolf’s Tax Proposals

A new Franklin and Marshall College Poll shows support for Governor Wolf’s proposal to restructure the state’s taxes.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015

(Pa. state senator Vincent Hughes speaks with reporters in the state capitol in Harrisburg.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

State Sen. Vincent Hughes Backs Wolf’s Nominee to Head Pa. State Police

Hughes says reports that nominee Marcus Brown recently received an anonymous, racist letter underscores the need to get him approved.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/25/2015

File photo: Penn State President Eric Barron, standing. (Credit: Tony Romeo)

PSU Prez Seeks To Minimize Bad Frat Behavior

Fraternities have been making for some bad headlines recently, including one at Penn State accused of posting photos of nude or partly-nude women, some of whom were apparently asleep or passed out.

03/25/2015

File photo: A college student fills out a form during a voter registration drive. (Credit: John Moore/ Getty Images)

PA Elections Chief Says Online Voter Registration In Works

Testifying at House budget hearings, Pedro Cortes, Governor Wolf’s nominee for Secretary of State, said his department is working on details of online voter registration.

03/25/2015

File photo: Penn State President Eric Barron, standing. (Credit: Tony Romeo)

PSU Prez Takes Heat From Lawmakers Over Ayers Appearance

Penn State President Eric Barron found himself under fire for last week’s appearance at the university’s Dickinson Law School by Weather Underground co-founder William Ayers.

03/25/2015

Theobald, center, at budget hearings. (Credit: Tony Romeo)

Temple Prez: More State Money Would Limit Tuition Hikes

Temple President Neil Theobald, who says his school gets about 11% of its funding from the state, says keeping increases at the rate of inflation or lower shouldn’t be a problem.

03/25/2015

(A pedestrian waits to cross Vine Street at Broad, as cars traverse the intersection.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

PennDOT Chief Likes More Roundabouts And Smart Signals For Intersections

PennDOT chief Leslie Richards is vowing that the agency will emphasize planning in a way that’s never been done before — planning that will encourage the use of more “roundabouts” and “adaptive signals” at intersections.

03/23/2015

Liquor Control Board Chairman Tim Holden
(credit: Tony Romeo/KYW Newsradio)

LCB Chairman: Recent Beer Guidelines Not Part Of A Plan

The chairman of the Liquor Control Board says recently issued guidelines making the purchase of beer more consumer friendly is not a back door attempt to implement Governor Wolf’s plan to modernize sales of alcohol in Pennsylvania.

03/22/2015

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PennDOT Says Emergency Pothole Repairs Are Underway

At recent budget hearings, the person in charge of keeping Pennsylvania’s roads in top shape told lawmakers PennDOT’s emergency pothole repairs have begun.

03/22/2015

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Philly Lawmaker: Prepare Now To Expand Port Capacity

A state lawmaker from Philadelphia says the region and state need to start preparing now for a massive influx of cargo to east coast ports in the coming years.

03/22/2015

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