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.
And a higher speed limit would be in the offing, too.
The bill headed to the governor’s desk would allow city council to consider age and financial means in granting relief to long-time owners of a home who experience a jump in property taxes.
In a stunning reversal, the Pennsylvania state House Tuesday night passed an amendment that would provide major new funding for roads, bridges and mass transit.
A day after voting it down twice, the state House Tuesday night passed an amendment that will pump major new funding into roads, bridges and mass transit in Pennsylvania.
Transportation funding was one of Rendell’s biggest initiatives and biggest frustrations during his eight years as governor.
The state House last week passed an amended version of the small games of chance bill and Monday, the Senate – without debate – concurred in those amendments and sent the bill to the governor.
It’s unclear if the House will take up the issue again later today after the defeat of a transportation funding amendment last night.
Once again, transportation funding is teed up for a vote in what’s billed as a make-or-break week in the Pennsylvania House.
Legislation that would have the rest of the state follow Philadelphia’s lead and prevent employers from deducting fees from workers’ tips that are charged to credit cards is getting a serious look in Harrisburg.
Federal judge John E. Jones III has dismissed motions by the state secretaries of health and revenue, and the Bucks County register of wills.
Democratic state Senator Daylin Leach – who’s also running for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 13th district – has long been a champion of legalizing marijuana. But this time, he says he’s picked up a Republican Senator who will co-sponsor his legislation to legalize marijuana for medical purposes.
The future of legislation that would raise new money for roads, bridges, and mass transit in Pennsylvania remains up in the air.
Auditor general Eugene DePasquale says an audit found that the state Department of Public Welfare did not adequately monitor the contractors who managed the payroll for workers who provide services for the elderly and disabled.
The Pennsylvania House has approved legislation that would allow for small games of chance in bars and taverns. The state Senate is expected to follow suit next week.
The bill is sponsored by Pa. Rep. Rick Saccone (R-Allegheny County), and co-sponsored by Rep. Ronald Waters (D-Phila., foreground).