Tony Romeo

(Capitol dome, Harrisburg, Pa.   File photo)

(Capitol dome, Harrisburg, Pa. File photo)

 

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.

The Capitol Building in Pennsylvania's capital Harrisburg. (Credit: MLADEN ANTONOV/ AFP/ Getty Images)

PA House Votes To Allow Performance Factor In Teacher Furloughs

The bill goes to the Senate for consideration.

06/24/2015

(The Capitol Building in Harrisburg.   Credit: Mladen Antonov/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Gov & Legislative Leaders Dig In Over Pa. Budget

Lawmakers returned to the state capitol with a budget deadline looming, and developments on Monday do not bode well for meeting that June 30th deadline.

06/22/2015

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Pa. Agriculture Officials Take Measures To Prevent Importation of Avian Flu Here

The new restrictions apply to birds headed to live markets, and to eggs destined for facilities where they are broken open and processed.

06/22/2015

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Pa. Budget Enters Home Stretch

Pennsylvania lawmakers return to the capitol today and may not leave until there is a new budget…whenever that is.

06/22/2015

(The Basic Education Funding Commission, meeting in Harrisburg.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Suggested Overhaul to Pa. School Funding Formula Made Public

A commission empaneled to examine a potential overhaul Pennsylvania’s public school funding formula has revealed its long-awaited recommendations.

06/18/2015

PA Governor Tom Wolf speaks to reporters. (Credit: Tony Romeo)

F&M Poll Shows Continuing Support For Wolf Budget

With the deadline now less than two weeks off, a new Franklin and Marshall College Poll shows most Pennsylvanians continue to support Governor Wolf’s budget proposals.

06/18/2015

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Pa. House Votes To Tweak Background Check Requirements For Those Who Work With Children

The state House has sent the Senate a bill designed to ease some background check requirements for people who work with children in Pennsylvania.

06/18/2015

Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission Chairman Sean Logan (center) speaks to state senators Tuesday. (credit: Tony Romeo/KYW)

Pa. Turnpike To Begin All Electronic Tolling At Del. River In January

The chairman of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission says January is when the conversion to all electronic tolling is expected to begin with a pilot program at the Delaware River Bridge.

06/17/2015

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Pa. Senate Votes To Increase 911 Phone Surcharge

The state Senate has approved a bill to reauthorize and increase the state’s 911 surcharge on phone service.

06/17/2015

Bucks County Republican Chuck McIlhinney, chairman of the state Senate Law and Justice Committee (center) at Tuesday committee meeting. (credit: Tony Romeo/KYW)

Another Round In Pa. Wine Shipment Debate

A state Senate committee has again advanced legislation that would allow for direct shipments to Pennsylvania consumers from out-of-state wineries.

06/17/2015

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Wolf Administration Gets OK For Backup Healthcare Exchange if Needed

The Obama administration has given conditional approval for Pennsylvania to set up a health care marketplace in the event that the US Supreme Court upends the federal health care law.

06/16/2015

Senator John Rafferty in file photo (credit: Tony Romeo/KYW)

Suburban GOP State Senator To Announce AG Run

Suburban Philadelphia Republican state Senator John Rafferty is scheduled to announce his candidacy for attorney general this week.

06/16/2015

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Pennsylvania Senate Votes For Delay Of Keystone Exams

The state Senate has unanimously approved a bill that would put off for two more years the use of tests as part of public school graduation requirements in Pennsylvania.

06/16/2015

Republican Thomas Murt testifies at hearing on Monday. (credit: Tony Romeo)

Pennsylvania Lawmakers Consider End To Smoking Ban Exemptions

State lawmakers heard testimony Monday on a bill that would eliminate most of the exemptions in the 2008 Pennsylvania law that banned smoking in public places.

06/16/2015

(Marcus Brown testifies at a confirmation hearing for Pennsylvania State Police commissioner on June 3, 2015.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Gov. Wolf Regroups After Setbacks on State Police and Open Records Offices

Marcus Brown, whose nomination was blocked by the state senate and who is withdrawing his name from reconsideration, will continue as acting commissioner until the governor finds a new nominee.

06/15/2015

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