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.
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.
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.”
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.
McCord resigned last month, and announced he would plead guilty to charges related to soliciting campaign donations.
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.
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.
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.
Wolf says his natural gas drilling tax plan could raise $1 billion, most of which would go to education.
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.
Gov. Wolf’s spokesman, Jeff Sheridan, says there will be no interruption of coverage for those affected.
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.
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.
Lawyers for Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane have filed a legal brief as she continues her effort to nullify a grand jury presentment.
Erik Arneson (left) went to Commonwealth Court seeking an injunction to be reinstated as director of the Office of Open Records.
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.