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.
The seat formerly held by now Democratic Congressman Brendan Boyle went to Martina White, who will now become only the second Republican member of Philadelphia’s delegation to the state House.
Republicans who control the legislature battled officials of the Democratic Wolf Administration over the implications of the governor’s far-reaching proposals to overhaul Pennsylvania taxes.
Energy Services Providers will have to pay customers $2.3-million on top of $4.5-million already paid out through mediation on a case-by-case basis.
A new Franklin and Marshall College Poll shows support for Governor Wolf’s proposal to restructure the state’s taxes.
Hughes says reports that nominee Marcus Brown recently received an anonymous, racist letter underscores the need to get him approved.
Fraternities have been making for some bad headlines recently, including one at Penn State accused of posting photos of nude or partly-nude women, some of whom were apparently asleep or passed out.
Testifying at House budget hearings, Pedro Cortes, Governor Wolf’s nominee for Secretary of State, said his department is working on details of online voter registration.
Penn State President Eric Barron found himself under fire for last week’s appearance at the university’s Dickinson Law School by Weather Underground co-founder William Ayers.
Temple President Neil Theobald, who says his school gets about 11% of its funding from the state, says keeping increases at the rate of inflation or lower shouldn’t be a problem.
PennDOT chief Leslie Richards is vowing that the agency will emphasize planning in a way that’s never been done before — planning that will encourage the use of more “roundabouts” and “adaptive signals” at intersections.
The chairman of the Liquor Control Board says recently issued guidelines making the purchase of beer more consumer friendly is not a back door attempt to implement Governor Wolf’s plan to modernize sales of alcohol in Pennsylvania.
At recent budget hearings, the person in charge of keeping Pennsylvania’s roads in top shape told lawmakers PennDOT’s emergency pothole repairs have begun.
A state lawmaker from Philadelphia says the region and state need to start preparing now for a massive influx of cargo to east coast ports in the coming years.
Acting State Police Commissioner Marcus Brown released a statement admitting to what he calls an error in judgment.
PennDOT Secretary Leslie Richards says it’s already been decided that construction work on the bridges over I-676 in Center City will stop during the pope’s visit – but during House budget hearings, she told members other construction projects in the region could be affected in a similar way.