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.

Day 7 And Counting With No PA Revenue Plan

The clock continues to run toward a Monday night deadline for Governor Wolf to act on a state budget passed a week ago.


Pennsylvania Budget Still Lacks Revenue Plan

The budget bill remains sitting on the governor’s desk, as legislative leaders continue struggling with how to close a deficit of more than $2 billion.


Pennsylvania Turnpike Launches Toll Amnesty Program

If you owe back tolls and fees to the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, now is the time to make good


Wolf Signs Bill Strengthening Penalties For Child Endangerment

Governor Wolf says the bill signed into law, allows courts to take into account the age of a child put in danger and the degree of harm.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/03/2017

PA Budget Passed; Revenue Deal Still Elusive

As expected, on Friday, the last day of the fiscal year, state lawmakers sent Governor Wolf a compromise budget, without a plan to pay for the spending.


Tom Wolf

Wolf Vetoes Bill To Prohibit Plastic Bag Bans

As promised, Governor Wolf has vetoed a bill that would prevent cities like Philadelphia and other municipalities from banning or taxing plastic bags.


PA Awards First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Permits

Pennsylvania health officials announced on Thursday the first 27 firms to get medical marijuana dispensary permits.


Pennsylvania Senate Passes ‘Clean Slate’ Legislation

The measure builds on a law enacted in 2016 that allowed individuals convicted of low-level, non-violent misdemeanors to petition a court to have the record sealed.


Wolf Signs ‘Stolen Valor’ Bill To Protect Veterans

The bill signed by Governor Wolf makes it a crime to impersonate a soldier, a veteran, or the recipient of a service medal or decoration.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/27/2017

Wolf To Sign Police Camera Bill Despite Reservations

The bill creates statewide policy for recordings made by police, and has provisions intended to encourage broader use of police body cameras.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/27/2017

PA House Approves Bill Cracking Down On ‘Stop-and-Go’ Stores

The bill now goes to the Senate for consideration.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/27/2017

PA Budget Still In Limbo As Deadline Nears

There was no evidence of major progress Monday toward a new state budget due on Friday.


Much Up In The Air As PA Budget Deadline Looms

One anticipated source of new revenue is from an expansion of gambling, including internet gaming.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/25/2017

Tom Wolf

Wolf Lauds ‘Fair’ Medical Marijuana Process After Former Policy Chief Gets Grower Permit

Wolf was asked to comment about the fact that a firm headed by his former policy aide was awarded one of 12 permits issued this past week.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/25/2017

Fresh Off ‘Libre’s Law,’ Animal Welfare Advocates Seek ‘Hot Dog’ Relief

Chester County Democratic Senator Andy Dinniman is the sponsor of the Senate version of the legislation.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/24/2017

Wolf Signs Bill Eliminating Keystone Exams For Career, Tech Students

The bill signed by Governor Wolf will eliminate Keystone Exams as a graduation requirement for CTE student, students in career and technology education.


Governor Wolf To Veto Bill Preventing Local Plastic Bag Bans

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf says he will veto a bill on his desk that would prevent cities like Philadelphia and other municipalities from banning or taxing plastic bags. 


new pa license look

Pa. Driver’s License To Get Makeover

Starting later this year, a new-look for driver’s license will be phased in by PennDOT over the four-year renewal cycle.


Pennsylvania Names First Recipients Of Medical Marijuana Permits

Twelve permits have been issued

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/20/2017

Wolf To Sign Bill That Will Expand Animal Protections

It’s known as Libre’s law, named for a Boston Terrier rescued after being left for dead at a Lancaster County dog breeding facility.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/20/2017

Bill To Prohibit Bans And Taxes On Plastic Bags Goes To Governor

A bill that would prevent cities like Philadelphia and other municipalities from banning or taxing plastic bags is on its way to Governor Wolf’s desk. 


AG Shaprio: No Charges Against Wagner In Scuffle

The DA of York County, where the May incident occurred, saying he’s known Wagner for decades, referred the case to the attorney general.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/13/2017

Citing Controversy, Senators Seek Change In Selecting Pa. Lt. Gov.

Citing Controversy, Senators Seek Change In Selecting Pa. Lieutenant Governor

A bipartisan group of senators is proposing to change the way Pennsylvania elects lieutenant governors.


Governor Wolf Signs Pension Reform Bill Into Law

Governor Wolf and other supporters of the public employee pension reform bill he signed call it historic.


Permits For Pa. Medical Marijuana Growers, Dispensaries On Track To Be Issued By End Of June

The state Department of Health says it still expects to issue permits for marijuana grower,/processors and dispensaries by the end of this month. 


‘Fairness’ Debated As Lawmakers Examine Proposed State Police ‘Municipal Fee’

Governor Wolf has proposed charging municipalities $25 per resident if they rely on state police instead of their own police.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/11/2017

Wolf To Sign Public Employee Pension Reform Bill Next Week

Wolf To Sign Public Employee Pension Reform Bill Next Week

A spokesman says Governor Tom Wolf next week will sign a bill on the way to his desk that will change the pension structure for future Pennsylvania public school teachers and state employees.


Feds Give PA One Month ‘Grace Period’ On Real ID Deadline

The Department of Homeland Security has given PA a one month ‘grace period’ of Tuesday’s deadline for Real ID compliant drivers’ licenses.


Philadelphia Lawmaker Pushes Bill To Ban ‘Lunch Shaming’

A state lawmaker from Philadelphia is calling for passage of a bill that would ban “lunch shaming” in Pennsylvania schools.


Democrats Try To Slow Fast-Tracked Pennsylvania Pension Reform Bill

The latest version of a public pension reform bill passed the state Senate Monday, and is expected to get a vote in the House later this week.




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