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.

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Wolf, GOP Eye Major Sales Tax Increase To End Budget Impasse

With Pennsylvania in its fifth month without a budget, a deal to end the stalemate is taking shape.


Lazzari-Strasiser (right). (credit: Tony Romeo/KYW)

Pa. DAs Testify On Kane Law License Suspension

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.’


Pa. Attorney General Kathleen Kane.  (credit: Tony Romeo/KYW)

Senate Panel Studying Kane Ouster To Hold Hearing Monday

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.


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

Gov. Wolf Signs Labor Dispute Harassment Bill

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.



Democrats Win All 3 Open Seats On Pa. Supreme Court

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.


(File photo of the Pennsylvania capitol dome in Harrisburg.  Credit: KYW Newsradio)

Three Pa. Supreme Court Justices To Be Elected Today In Historic Race

The outcome of today’s election could determine which party has the majority on the state Supreme Court for years to come.


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Pa. Supreme Court: No Immediate Action On Eakin Emails

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.


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F&M Poll Of PA Voters: Trump, Carson Lead GOP; Dems Love Clinton

Franklin and Marshall College Poll Director Terry Madonna says Donald Trump is at 23-percent, and Ben Carson at 22-percent, among Pennsylvania Republicans.


(File photo of the Pennsylvania capitol dome in Harrisburg.  Credit: KYW Newsradio)

F&M Poll: PA Voters Say Government, Politicians #1 Problem

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.”


Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf. (credit: Tony Romeo/KYW)

Pa. Senate Fails To Override Veto Of Budget Stopgap Funding Legislation

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.


Sen Williams speaking at a Capitol press conference Tuesday. (Credit: Tony Romeo)

Sen. Williams: Justice Eakin Should Resign Over Emails

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.”


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

Gov. Wolf Loses Fight Over Office Open Records Director

Long-time Republican Senate staffer Erik Arneson was appointed director of the Office of Open Records by outgoing Republican Governor Tom Corbett.


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

PA Lawmakers Send Governor Labor Dispute Bill, Wolf To Review

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.”


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Sen. Williams: Justice Eakin Should Resign Over Emails

A top Democratic state senator from Philadelphia is calling for the resignation of a state Supreme Court justice over controversial emails.


Erik Arneson at the Capitol . (Credit: Tony Romeo/KYW)

Gov. Wolf Loses Fight Over Office Of Open Records Director

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.




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