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.
Pennsylvania lawmakers return to the state capitol Monday with a budget deadline looming at the end of the month.
Health Secretary Karen Murphy says that the first temporary regulations, which will allow minors with serious health conditions to access medical marijuana from other states, are expected next month. And more temporary rules will follow.
The state transportation secretary says self-driving cars are coming and that Pennsylvania should lead the way.
The state health secretary says minors will be the first to access medical marijuana now that it has been legalized in Pennsylvania.
The bizarre saga of the email investigation commissioned by embattled Attorney General Kathleen Kane took another strange turn Tuesday.
Pennsylvania and CDC officials updated reporters Tuesday afternoon.
On Monday morning, reporters were sent a reminder of the scheduled event. Then Monday afternoon, another announcement from Kane’s new second-in-command, Bruce Castor: the email event was cancelled, with Castor explaining that he didn’t realize the preliminary report wasn’t ready for release.
The sponsor of the bill now signed into law, Harrisburg area House Republican Ron Marsico, says hazing is not just a frat house phenomenon.
Changes to the child protection law made in 2014, after the Jerry Sandusky scandal, mandated background checks for people who have routine contact with children, or are responsible for a child’s welfare.
On Sunday night, a Smithsonian Channel program will feature the search for the one of the most iconic artifacts in Philadelphia sports history; the ball from Wilt Chamberlain’s epic 100-point game in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
As promised, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has signed a bill that will that will provide for ignition interlock systems to be used by many first time DUI offenders in the state.
A spokesman says Governor Tom Wolf will sign a bill implementing a new funding formula for Pennsylvania schools.
The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is granting nine more licenses to businesses that sell gasoline.
Supporters of expanded gaming in Pennsylvania suffered a setback in the state House Tuesday.
Pennsylvania’s former secretary of environmental protection unleashed an obscene e-mail rant several weeks before he stepped down last week.