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.
After a couple of down years, slot machine revenue at Pennsylvania casinos bounced back in 2015, registering a 2 percent increase over the previous year.
A six percent hike in Pennsylvania Turnpike tolls also takes effect Sunday.
Governor Wolf has announced he is vetoing parts of a Republican-passed budget sent to him last week while allowing emergency funds to get to schools and social service agencies.
Governor Wolf’s office says he will make an announcement Tuesday morning on what he plans to do with a Republican-passed budget on his desk. Monday, the governor still wasn’t saying what he might do, but one of his top aides released a statement criticizing the spending plan as a display of “fiscal irresponsibility.”
The ball is in Governor Wolf’s court after a desperate state Senate Wednesday sent the governor a budget he doesn’t want. The governor can sign the bill, or veto in it whole or in part.
The state House has made an unexpected about-face and is now poised to vote, as soon as Wednesday, on a budget agreed to by the Senate and Governor Wolf.
A tentative state budget deal broke down Saturday when the House resoundingly rejected part of that deal, a public employee pension reform plan.
Reform of state worker and teacher pensions is a top priority of Republicans who control the Senate. But despite the fact that Democratic Governor Tom Wolf agreed to it as part of a budget framework agreement, Joe Markosek – ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee – said Democrats opposed a bill put up for a House vote Saturday
A stunning allegation today that Attorney General Kathleen Kane herself has received some of the offensive emails that are rocking state government.
The state Senate has unanimously voted to hold a hearing that could lead to a vote on removing embattled Attorney General Kathleen Kane from office.
“I know that I’m an unlikely advocate. I was part of the problem when I was at my lowest. I made a decision to make change and I stand by that,” Vick said.
Charges have now been filed in the state court that has disciplinary jurisdiction over judges in Pennsylvania against a Supreme Court Justice.
The Senate Monday passed a budget bill that represents the framework of a deal negotiated by Republican legislative leaders and the Democratic governor.
Another day of closed-door meetings among majority Republican members of the State House Saturday spelled potential trouble for the tentative deal.
Pennsylvania lawmakers spent another day Friday huddled behind closed doors discussing a budget, but those conversations have still not yet produced a final plan.