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.
Montgomery County DA Risa Ferman has been reviewing a grand jury’s recommendations of charges against Attorney General Kane stemming from alleged grand jury leaks.
While the participants put on a brave face, there was little indication of progress after Monday’s budget talks.
Republican legislative leaders and Democratic Governor Tom Wolf have met twice in as many days to discuss the budget, producing no discernible progress as Pennsylvania begins its second week without a spending plan.
Commission spokesman Carl DeFebo says it will mark the second year in a row that turnpike tolls will be increased across the board, after several years of smaller increases for EZ Pass customers.
All signs point to a longer rather than shorter budget standoff.
After several down years, slot machine revenue at Pennsylvania casinos rebounded in the last fiscal year.
Privatization is a top priority for leaders of the Republican-controlled House. The question now is, how might the liquor veto affect budget negotiations?
Governor Wolf has signed into law a bill intended to clarify changes to Pennsylvania’s Child Protective Services Law.
The governor says there was no resolution to the budget dispute during the meetin with legislative leaders that lasted about a half-hour.
Pennsylvania will start the new budget year without a spending plan. For the first time in decades, the governor will veto the entire budget sent to his desk.
The bill, passed by the Senate and sent to the governor Monday, would make cyber harassment of children a punishable offense.
Lawmakers spent Monday advancing budget companion bills.
The GOP-controlled House voted on Saturday to send a Republican-drafted budget to the Senate, which is expected to vote on it Tuesday.
The way Pennsylvania law is now, you don’t have to be convicted of a crime to lose assets seized by law enforcement.
The state House voted along mostly party lines for the new budget that Joe Markosek, ranking Democrat on the Appropriations Committee, says does not reflect the priorities of the Democratic governor and other members of his party.