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’s auditor general says his review of spending by the Host Committee of last year’s Democratic National Convention shows that wording of the agreement for a $10 million state grant was flawed.
This past week, the Senate voted for a bill that would make a salamander called the eastern hellbender the official state amphibian.
The measure was prompted by a dispute in Berks County.
Allegheny County Republican Mike Turzai, the speaker of the House, made his announcement in a slickly-produced video on his campaign website.
Shortly after a state board Tuesday morning approved the legislature’s plan to borrow against future tobacco settlement payments, a spokesman for Governor Wolf said he intends to scuttle another borrowing plan to help balance the state budget.
The average total monthly bill for a typical residential customer will increase from just over $94 to just under $100 per month.
Pennsylvania voters Tuesday approved a referendum which would set the stage for elimination of residential property taxes. But don’t tear up your tax notice just yet.
Currently, state law caps the property tax relief local taxing authorities can allow homeowners.
Voters will choose one state Supreme Court justice and will decide whether two others will keep their seats.
State health officials are vowing that they will get medical marijuana to patients in Pennsylvania within six months.
There are some time frames for steps in the process specified in the new gaming law.
Limits on access to the gaming floor at the Valley Forge Casino have been lifted.
Municipalities will have until the end of the year to opt out.
If Governor Wolf signs revenue and other budget companion bills that are now finally on his desk, the latest logjam will be over after nearly four months.
The question now is what Gov. Tom Wolf will do with them.
Republican city commissioner Al Schmidt testified in Harrisburg Wednesday that the issue of non-US citizens registering to vote – many through a flaw in Pennsylvania’s Motor Voter process — is not just an election integrity issue.
A key provision of the bill given final legislative approval in the House Tuesday would empower the Liquor Control Board to immediately suspend the license of an establishment found to be in violation.
Malcolm Jenkins, Torrey Smith and Chris Long met with lawmakers to support so-called “Clean Slate” legislation.
A different plan being pursued by Governor Wolf is now facing a court challenge.
What was an ordinary game of chess in Harrisburg has morphed into the three dimensional variety.
The bill vetoed by Governor Wolf contained provisions that sought to include work or work search requirements in Pennsylvania’s Medicaid program.
A State Senate committee hearing featured a sparring match between a senator from Philadelphia who insists he does not want to overturn the city’s sweetened beverage tax and an activist who suspects lawmakers may have other ideas.
The Liquor Control Board voted Friday to retain advisers to help implement the governor’s plan to borrow more than a billion dollars against future earnings.
The state Senate majority leader says there will be no vote before next week on the latest House-passed plan to help pay for Pennsylvania’s budget.
Members of a Pennsylvania Senate committee held a hearing Tuesday on Philadelphia’s controversial soda tax.
State lawmakers return to the Capitol Monday for the first time since the last effort to end the budget stalemate collapsed earlier this month. Just what comes next is uncertain.
Pedro Cortes served as then-Governor Ed Rendell’s Secretary of State, the agency that runs elections and oversees professional licensing, and returned to serve in the same capacity for Governor Tom Wolf.
President Trump marked his first 100 days with a Harrisburg rally in April, and now he’ll be back with a smaller event to push for his tax reform proposals.
Spokeswoman Jenn Kocher says lawyers for the majority Senate Republican caucus are trying to determine the legality of the Governor’s announced unilateral plan.
The proposal on next month’s ballot would not directly result in the elimination of residential property taxes.