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.
A state Senate panel has advanced legislation intended to stop organ transplant agencies from discriminating against people with disabilities.
If a recent Senate hearing is any indication, many state lawmakers remain skeptical of Governor Wolf’s proposal to consolidate four state departments into one new department.
The state Senate has has passed and sent to the House legislation that would pump money into Pennsylvania’s troubled unemployment compensation claims processing system.
The state Senate has sent a bill to the House seeking relief from deadlines in the federal “Real ID” program and repealing a law that forbids state participation in the program.
A group of Pennsylvania lawmakers has proposed legislation to put more teeth into the state’s Protection From Abuse laws.
A state Senate committee has again advanced legislation to revive a law – struck down by a court ruling.
The jury adjourned without a verdict after seven hours of discussions Thursday evening.
Former Penn State President Graham Spanier is charged with child endangerment and conspiracy.
Opening statements are expected Tuesday in the trial of former Penn State President Graham Spanier — accused in an alleged cover-up of the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal.
A similar bill passed the legislature in its last two-year session, but it was vetoed by Governor Tom Wolf.
More than five years after the Jerry Sandusky scandal exploded, the trial of the former president of Penn State University, accused in an alleged cover-up in the Sandusky case, is set to begin with jury selection Monday morning in a Harrisburg courtroom.
Petri says the gaming landscape has changed since lawmakers’ last session.
The speaker of the state House is sponsoring legislation that would require the Philadelphia School District to expand the number of available charter school seats.
Governor Tom Wolf is cool to a proposal from the state auditor general to legalize marijuana in Pennsylvania.
As state budget hearings continued this past week, Wolf administration officials faced lawmakers who are skeptical of the governor’s plan to consolidate several state agencies.
The state’s transportation secretary told lawmakers on Monday that PennDOT will announce a major highway maintenance and preservation effort.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) — In the wake of a devastating letter from the EPA, the acting secretary of the state Department of Environmental Protection told state lawmakers Monday the agency wants water suppliers to pay […]
Pennsylvania budget hearings opened this past week in what’s shaping up to be another unusual budget season.
She called the state’s unemployment compensation system the ‘elephant in the room.’
Pennsylvania’s new attorney general has come up with a preliminary estimate of $3.6 million for the total legal costs of what he termed the “drama” associated with the state’s last elected attorney general, Kathleen Kane.
As Pennsylvania budget hearings began Tuesday, the testimony of the state’s top elections official became a proxy fight over President Trump’s allegations of voter fraud.
Staring at deadlines that could mean headaches for many Pennsylvanians, state lawmakers appear to be inching toward a new policy on the federal government’s “Real ID” requirements.
Governor Wolf denies applying any political pressure in the DEP’s approval of the controversial Mariner East 2 statewide pipeline project
Governor Wolf says he believes both Republicans and Democrats believe discussions are starting out from a “far better place” than they did in previous years.
So far in our area…
The state Senate Wednesday sent the House a bill that would make Philadelphia and all state municipalities subject to state “equal pay” law.
The state Senate has sent the House a bill that would ban most abortions in Pennsylvania after 20 weeks.
The Pennsylvania Senate on Tuesday sent to the House a bill aimed at cracking down on Philadelphia and other “sanctuary” municipalities in the state.
Some of Wolf’s initiatives were already announced, including the consolidation of four state departments.
A State Senate committee Monday advanced legislation to punish Philadelphia and other municipalities that have declared themselves “sanctuary cities.”