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.
With Pennsylvania in its fifth month without a budget, a deal to end the stalemate is taking shape.
A district attorney from western Pennsylvania told a special state Senate committee today that the suspension of Attorney General’s Kathleen Kane’s law license has the potential for a ‘tremendous ripple effect across the state.’
The special Senate committee empaneled to study whether Attorney General Kathleen Kane can continue in office is scheduled to hold a public hearing Monday afternoon.
Governor Tom Wolf has signed into law a bill that would prohibit parties involved in labor disputes from using tactics such as stalking, harassing or making threats of mass destruction.
Philadelphia Judge Kevin Dougherty and Superior Court Judges David Wecht and Christine Donohue pulled off a Democratic sweep, winning all three open seats on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, sealing a Democratic majority on the high court for years to come.
The outcome of today’s election could determine which party has the majority on the state Supreme Court for years to come.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court hired a Pittsburgh law firm to review the private emails of Justice Michael Eakin that were furnished to the state Judicial Conduct Board by Attorney General Kathleen Kane.
Franklin and Marshall College Poll Director Terry Madonna says Donald Trump is at 23-percent, and Ben Carson at 22-percent, among Pennsylvania Republicans.
With a budget standoff that’s nearly four months old, the new Franklin and Marshall College Poll shows nearly two-thirds of Pennsylvania voters think the state is “on the wrong track.”
With Pennsylvania operating without a budget since July 1, the state Senate today failed to override Governor Wolf’s veto of temporary, stopgap funding legislation.
Republican state Supreme Court Justice Michael Eakin has been caught up in a scandal involving emails that a press release from the state Senate Democratic caucus calls “embarrassing and unbecoming.”
Long-time Republican Senate staffer Erik Arneson was appointed director of the Office of Open Records by outgoing Republican Governor Tom Corbett.
As the House gave final legislative approval and sent the bill to the governor Tuesday, the sponsor of the bill, Republican Ron Marsico, said his measure is a “public safety issue, not a labor issue.”
A top Democratic state senator from Philadelphia is calling for the resignation of a state Supreme Court justice over controversial emails.
The state Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the director of the Office of Open Records, who has been fighting Governor Wolf’s efforts to remove him.