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.

Tom Wolf File Photo (credit: Pat Loeb/KYW)

Gov. Wolf Seeks Healthy Pa. Natural Gas Industry; Again Denies Ban Threat

Governor Wolf, who proposed a tax on natural gas drilling last week, says he wants the natural gas industry to succeed in the state and denies that he’s threatening a ban.

02/19/2015

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane. (credit: David Spunt)

Judge In Kane Case: Truth Is “Crying” To Be Heard

The judge who appointed a special prosecutor to investigate Attorney General Kathleen Kane said in a court brief that “the truth is crying to be heard.”

02/19/2015

File photo: Former Pennsylvania Treasurer  Rob McCord. (credit: Tony Romeo)

Pa. Treasurer Pleads Guilty To Strongarming Donors For His Gubernatorial Campaign

Former Pennsylvania state treasurer Rob McCord pleaded guilty in federal court to two counts of attempting to extort donations during his unsuccessful Democratic primary campaign for governor last year.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/17/2015

File photo: Former Pennsylvania Treasurer  Rob McCord. (credit: Tony Romeo)

Former PA Treasurer McCord Expected In Court Today

McCord resigned last month, and announced he would plead guilty to charges related to soliciting campaign donations.

02/17/2015

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Pennsylvania A Step Closer To Longer Serving Judges

Pennsylvania is one step closer to an amendment to the state constitution that would allow judges to serve five more years before reaching mandatory retirement age.

02/15/2015

The chairman of the state Senate Transportation Committee, John Rafferty, has been pushing for the legislation for four years, and is optimistic it will get done in the new session. (credit: Tony Romeo/KYW)

Pennsylvania Lawmakers Seek Ignition Interlocks For First Time DUI Offenders

State lawmakers believe they are close to enacting legislation that would require ignition interlock systems for some first-time offenders convicted of driving under the influence.

02/15/2015

Senator Jake Corman speaks with reporters in his Capitol office on Wednesday. (credit Tony Romeo)

State Senator Keeps Pressure On NCAA Over Penn State Sanctions

The state senator who represents Penn State country says he believes there may be Congressional hearings into the harsh punishment originally handed out by the NCAA as the result of the Jerry Sandusky scandal.

02/12/2015

(Gov. Tom Wolf speaks at the Caln Elementary School, in Thorndale, Pa.  Image from Commonwealth of Pa. TV)

Gov. Wolf, in Chesco, Promotes Natural Gas Drilling Tax as Benefit For Pennsylvania’s Schools

Wolf says his natural gas drilling tax plan could raise $1 billion, most of which would go to education.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/11/2015

(credit: JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images)

House Republicans Eye PA Liquor Privatization Again

Even though Pennsylvania had a Republican governor at the time who made it a priority, liquor privatization couldn’t get through the Senate in the last session.

02/11/2015

(Tom Wolf, being sworn in as Pennsylvania governor on January 20th.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Wolf Administration Promises Orderly Transition to Simple Medicaid Expansion in Pennsylvania

Gov. Wolf’s spokesman, Jeff Sheridan, says there will be no interruption of coverage for those affected.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/09/2015

(Pennsylvania legislators listen as Delilah Rumburg of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape endorses new legislation limiting the parental rights of rapists.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Pennsylvania Legislature Revisits Proposed Law To Limit Parental Rights of Rapists

Delilah Rumburg, chief executive officer of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape, says as it stands now under Pennsylvania law, a rapist has parental rights when his victim chooses to keep the baby.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/09/2015

Governor Wolf signing the order. (Credit: Tony Romeo)

Wolf Creates Office Of Government ‘Transformation’

In one of his first acts since taking office, Governor Tom Wolf has signed an executive order creating an office of “transformation” in his administration.

02/06/2015

(Pennsylvania attorney general Kathleen Kane, in 2013 file photo.  Credit: Bill Roswell)

Kane’s Lawyers File Legal Briefs In Effort To Kill Grand Jury Presentment

Lawyers for Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane have filed a legal brief as she continues her effort to nullify a grand jury presentment.

02/05/2015

(Erik Arneson, left, with his attorney, Matt Haverstick.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Pa. Commonwealth Court To Hear Complaint Over Gov. Wolf’s Firing of Corbett Appointee

Erik Arneson (left) went to Commonwealth Court seeking an injunction to be reinstated as director of the Office of Open Records.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/04/2015

Erik Arneson at the Capitol on Tuesday, February 3, 2015. (Credit: Tony Romeo/KYW)

Gov. Wolf’s Firing Of Open Records Director To Be Argued In Commonwealth Court

Senate Republicans and the former director of the Office of Open Records are seeking an injunction against Democrat Wolf’s decision to fire the director.

02/04/2015

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