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.

Senate State Government Committee meeting last week. (credit: Tony Romeo)

PA Lawmakers Revive Debate On Controversial Issues

In the opening weeks of the new session of the Pennsylvania legislature, lawmakers are reopening debate on issues that were hotly contested in their previous two-year session.

02/04/2017

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Child Sex Abuse Statute Of Limitations Legislation Sails Through Pa. Senate

The state Senate voted 48 to 0 in favor of a bill that would abolish the criminal statute of limitations.

02/01/2017

HARRISBURG, PA - MARCH 21:  Airplane flys over PA State Capitol Building.  (Photo by Lisa Lake/Getty Images for MoveOn.org)

Sex Abuse Measure Reintroduced In PA Legislature

New legislation has been introduced in the Pennsylvania Senate to give child sex abuse victims more time to seek justice in Pennsylvania.

01/30/2017

Gary Tennis speaks to reporters at the state Capitol. (credit: Tony Romeo)

Cabinet Secretary Says He Was Fired For Opposition To Wolf Consolidation Plan

In a highly unusual move, a cabinet secretary dismissed by Governor Wolf met with reporters to set the record straight about why he was fired.

01/28/2017

Shuey updates state Senate Transportation Committee Tuesday.
(credit: Tony Romeo)

PA Turnpike Official: Delaware River Bridge Closed ‘Minimum Of Two Weeks’

Support piers are being erected to stabilize the situation, and that will take a week to ten days.

01/24/2017

PA Corrections officials grilled at Senate hearing Monday, 1/23/17. Wetzel seated far right at table. (credit: Tony Romeo)

PA Senators Question Fast-Track Plan To Close Two State Prisons

Pennsylvania Senators questioned the timing and motive of the Wolf Administration’s plan to close two state prisons at a hearing on Monday.

01/23/2017

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Applications For Pa. Medical Marijuana Growers, Dispensaries Now Online

As Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program continues to take shape, applications for grower/processors and for dispensaries are now available online.

01/21/2017

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Table Games Boost Pennsylvania Casino Revenues To New High In 2016

Gross revenues at Pennsylvania’s casinos topped $3.2-billion in 2016, up about 1.25 percent from the year before.

01/17/2017

Josh Shapiro (credit: Tony Romeo)

Shapiro Sworn In As New Pennsylvania Attorney General

Former Montgomery County Commissioner Josh Shapiro took the oath of office Tuesday as Pennsylvania’s next attorney general.

01/17/2017

(The state capitol in Harrisburg.  File photo)

PA Governor Race Begins With Wagner Announcement

Political campaigns start earlier and earlier and Pennsylvania is no exception.

01/14/2017

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Bill For Pennsylvania Email Probe Hits $1.8M

The final price tag for a probe of inappropriate emails exchanged by Pennsylvania government employees will reach almost $2-million.

01/11/2017

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New Push For PA School Property Tax Elimination Expected

Add a renewed push for elimination of school property taxes to the list of challenges on an already full plate for Pennsylvania lawmakers in the new legislative session that is just beginning.

01/07/2017

(File photo of the Pennsylvania capitol dome in Harrisburg.  Credit: KYW Newsradio)

PA House Changes Rules After Philly Lawmaker’s Guilty Plea

In the wake of a Philadelphia lawmaker remaining in office for months after secretly pleading guilty in federal court, the Pennsylvania House has voted to change its rules regarding expulsion of members.

01/07/2017

(PPA executive director Vince Fenerty testifies before City Council's Streets and Services Committee.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Pa. Auditor General: Fenerty Payout ‘Excessive’

Pennsylvania’s auditor general has harsh words for terms of a generous payout to former Philadelphia Parking Authority executive director Vince Fenerty.

01/04/2017

HARRISBURG, PA - MARCH 21:  Airplane flys over PA State Capitol Building.  (Photo by Lisa Lake/Getty Images for MoveOn.org)

PA House Leader Continues Push To Overhaul Gov’t As Lawmakers Are Sworn In

As members of the new state legislature were sworn in Tuesday, they got more bad budget news, with revenue collections for December coming in at nearly four percent less than expected.

01/03/2017

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