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.

Pennsylvania Looks To Modernize Dog Licensing, Increase Fees

Pennsylvania lawmakers held a hearing to consider legislation that would increase dog license fees and create a website for all license sales.


Pa. Supreme Court Opens Door To Review Of School Funding

The state Supreme Court has issued what the plaintiffs call a landmark ruling in a case that challenges the way Pennsylvania schools are funded.


Pennsylvania Budget Remains In Limbo

It’s been two-and-a-half months since the budget became law.


Pennsylvania LCB Reports Record Sales, Contributions

Fiscal year 2016-17 showed a 3.9% increase in retail sales over the prior year.


AG Jeff Sessions In Harrisburg: Nearly $20M Will Be Given To Battle Opioid Epidemic

Sessions called the opioid epidemic ‘stunning,’ and said more can and will be done about it.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/22/2017

S&P Downgrades Pa. Credit As Budget Standoff Continues

Governor Tom Wolf has warned about it for months…and now, Standard and Poor’s has downgraded Pennsylvania’s credit as the state’s budget remains unbalanced.


Pa. Senator Asks Unsuccessful Medical Marijuana Applicant To Retool Lawsuit

Democratic Senator Daylin Leach says lawsuits were not unexpected, but a suit by one unsuccessful applicant goes farther than necessary.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/19/2017

Pennsylvania Senate Studies House Revenue Plan; Wolf Optimistic For Compromise

The Pennsylvania Senate returned from summer break Monday, and it remains unclear how soon the stalemate over how to fully fund the state budget may be broken.


With Pennsylvania Starved For Cash, Senate Set To Return From Summer Break

The Senate returns from summer break Monday to tackle a controversial no-tax revenue plan passed by the House last week.


Pa. House Sends Senate Hotly Contested Revenue Plan

Voting mostly along party lines, the state House has passed a controversial, Republican-crafted revenue plan to pay for Pennsylvania’s already-enacted budget without significant tax increases.


PA House Vote On No-Tax Revenue Plan On Hold

A group of House Republican members informally known as the “Taxpayer Caucus” propose to use what they say are surpluses in special funds.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/12/2017

PA House Vote On GOP Revenue Plan Expected Tuesday

The state House is expected to vote Tuesday on a controversial plan to balance the already enacted state budget without major tax hikes or borrowing.


Latest GOP Revenue Proposal On Agenda As PA House Returns

The revenue proposal involves tapping special funds that are not in the state’s general fund budget.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/10/2017

PA Turnpike To Replace Bridge In 55 Hours With ‘Bridge Slide’ Technique

It’s a new approach called “Accelerated Bridge Construction,” or ABC.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/09/2017

Wolf Airs Concerns About Title IX, Pushes For Campus Sexual Assault Bills

Governor Wolf says he’s concerned that US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos will, as soon as Thursday, announce changes to Title IX enforcement in schools.


Governor Wolf: House GOP Budget Plan ‘Irresponsible’

It’s been almost two months since Governor Wolf allowed a new state budget to take effect without an agreement on how to fund it.


State Lawmakers Press Wolf Administration On Unemployment Comp Mess

A funding dispute over unemployment claims processing prompted Governor Wolf to lay off hundreds of workers.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/02/2017

Wolf Calls For Universal Lead Testing For Pennsylvania Infants

Governor Wolf is calling on lawmakers to enact legislation that would provide for universal lead testing of all infants in Pennsylvania.


Wolf Issues Warning, PA House GOP Mulls New No-Tax, No Borrow-Revenue Plan

State House Republican members this week are being briefed on a new proposal to balance the budget that would rely mostly on transferring what supporters say is surplus money from special funds.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/29/2017

Analysis: Key State Senator Shocked, Shocked That There Is Illegal Gaming In PA Taverns

A key state Senator has taken a curious tack in the debate over allowing so-called VGT’s in liquor licensed establishments.


Pa. Gaming Board Again Votes In Favor Of Live! Casino Expansion

The gaming board, for a second time Wednesday, ruled that the involvement of the principal owner of Parx in Stadium’s Live! Hotel and casino project is not a violation of state law.


Liquor Control Board Defends Planned Price Increase

The chairman of the Liquor Control Board Wednesday defended a plan to raise prices on more than 400 wine and spirits products later this month.


PA Turnpike Toll Amnesty Ends Friday

The clock runs out at 7 p.m. Friday.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/01/2017

Wolf: ‘Comfortable With Communications’ As Revenue Discussions Drag On

The state budget was passed on June 30th, and Governor Wolf had ten days to act on it.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/01/2017

No End In Sight To PA Budget Stalemate

Unable to reach a deal with the House on a plan to fully fund the budget that became law earlier this month, the Senate forged ahead on its own.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/29/2017

CLS Attorney Raises Concerns On Possible Natural Gas Tax

The State Senate has approved legislation that would impose a tax on natural gas drillers. But residential customers would also be tapped to help pay for Pennsylvania’s new budget.


PA Senate Sends House Tax Package Impacting Natural Gas Drillers, Customers

The next move is up to the House, now that the state Senate has approved a slate of taxes to help patch a hole in the new state budget.


Taxes, Borrowing, Gaming At Heart Of PA Budget Impasse

A Sunday session of the state House was cancelled after majority Republicans failed to rally around Speaker Mike Turzai’s proposal.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/23/2017

PA Senate To Return This Week After House Strikes Out In Budget Effort

The state Senate is expected to return this coming week.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/23/2017

Tom Wolf

Pennsylvania Budget Revenue Talks Grind On

Another day, another layer of uncertainty Tuesday as talks on how to pay for Pennsylvania’s new budget plod along.




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