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 Corbett proposes to use federal Medicaid money to subsidize private health insurance for adults who don’t currently have coverage.
Early returns suggest the new law allowing for limited small games of chance in Pennsylvania taverns is a bust. And it could blow a hole in Governor Corbett’s proposed budget.
Some have questioned why Pennsylvania Turnpike authorities lifted speed restrictions on the morning of the chain-reaction series of crashes.
Increases in the wholesale market price for energy are causing some rates to double and triple.
As state lawmakers began budget hearings this past week, Attorney General Kathleen Kane found herself being questioned about her probe into the Jerry Sandusky investigation.
At a time when some in Pennsylvania are looking at online gambling as a potential source of revenue, two state lawmakers are proposing to crack down on it.
As snow days pile up, the spokesman for a top Pennsylvania lawmaker says there may not be enough time to pass legislation to waive the 180 day school requirement for this year.
The governor says the Guard has 14 four-wheel-drive ambulances available to support civilian EMTs in areas of the state hardest hit by the storm.
Rep. Sam Smith, a Republican from Punxsutawney, indicates he will step down at the end of the current session, in November, after four years as speaker.
Governor Corbett is expected to sign legislation prompted by a string of devastating arson fires in Coatesville several years ago.
Governor Corbett is relying on rosy economic projections to support the budget proposal he rolled out this past week.
Pennsylvania law requires elementary and secondary schools to hold 180 days of classes. Many districts are struggling to fit them in after being closed for so many snow days.
Gaming Control Board spokesman Doug Harbach says gross revenue from slots play fell almost 9-percent last month compared to January of 2013.
Pennsylvania officials have established a toll-free hotline for residents who may be having difficulty coping with the stress of the storm aftermath.
Restrictions related to the Feb. 5th ice storm will extend for 30 days after the expiration of the disaster declaration.