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 Wolf and other supporters of the public employee pension reform bill he signed call it historic.
The state Department of Health says it still expects to issue permits for marijuana grower,/processors and dispensaries by the end of this month.
Governor Wolf has proposed charging municipalities $25 per resident if they rely on state police instead of their own police.
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.
The Department of Homeland Security has given PA a one month ‘grace period’ of Tuesday’s deadline for Real ID compliant drivers’ licenses.
A state lawmaker from Philadelphia is calling for passage of a bill that would ban “lunch shaming” in Pennsylvania schools.
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.
A bill that would allow the city of Philadelphia to place speed enforcement cameras along Roosevelt Boulevard has cleared its first hurdle in the state House.
Republican Mike Turzai says if he does make a run for governor, he will not step down as House Speaker.
The Turnpike is upgrading its E-ZPass toll technology — and those “feedback” signals – green means your toll has been paid, yellow for low balance — don’t fit the new scheme.
There’s no clear sign of agreement among state lawmakers and the governor as the deadline to act on compliance with federal ‘Real ID’ requirements draws near.
A state house committee has given its approval to a bill that could financially punish ‘sanctuary’ college and university campuses in Pennsylvania.
It’s a first for the Franklin and Marshall College Poll: a majority of Pennsylvanians now support legalizing marijuana use.
Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s office has joined the investigation of an incident involving a Republican state Senator who’s running for governor – and an unwelcome videographer.
A spokesman says Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf will sign a bill heading to his desk that would clear the way for school bus drivers and crossing guards to assist students suffering severe allergic reactions.
The state agency that draws up revenue projections for Pennsylvania’s government says one big reason those estimates are off is that you’re not spending your money.
Pennsylvania revenues have been running below estimate all fiscal year long, but April, normally a big month for collections, takes the proverbial cake.
Most of Pennsylvania’s casinos are again voicing their opposition to possible legalization of thousands of video gaming terminals in taverns, restaurants and clubs and other locations.
The state House and Senate this week each passed their own versions of legislation to revive a law that made it easier for gun rights activists and groups to sue municipalities like Philadelphia that enact their own gun restrictions.
A state Senate committee has advanced legislation that opponents say is an attempt to defund Planned Parenthood in Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania’s auditor general says the state’s unemployment compensation system has suffered from incompetent management.
A Philadelphia man who spent 25 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit was the star witness at a state Senate hearing on expanding access to DNA testing for people already convicted of crimes.
A spokesman says Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf will sign a bill headed for his desk intended to be a short term fix for problems with the state’s unemployment compensation processing system.
The state House Liquor Control Committee has advanced two more bills as lawmakers get ready to tackle more possible reforms to alcohol sales in Pennsylvania.
State lawmakers joined with Governor Wolf Tuesday to roll out a package of bills intended to protect students from sexual assault.
Nurse practitioners descended on the state Capitol today to renew their push for legislation that would give them full authority to practice medicine.
Questions swirl about Lt. Governor Mike Stack now that he’s under investigation for possible mistreatment of his security detail and staff at his official state residence.
Saying he’s not perfect, and he’s made mistakes, Lt. Governor Mike Stack Wednesday responded to reports that he’s being investigated for alleged mistreatment of his security detail and other staffers.
Lt. Governor Mike Stack’s office confirms he’s being investigated for what it calls “staffing issues.”
A battle is looming over the recent special election in North Philadelphia’s 197th state House district, but it was all sweetness and light when Emilio Vazquez was sworn into office this past week.