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.
A key provision of the bill given final legislative approval in the House Tuesday would empower the Liquor Control Board to immediately suspend the license of an establishment found to be in violation.
Malcolm Jenkins, Torrey Smith and Chris Long met with lawmakers to support so-called “Clean Slate” legislation.
A different plan being pursued by Governor Wolf is now facing a court challenge.
What was an ordinary game of chess in Harrisburg has morphed into the three dimensional variety.
The bill vetoed by Governor Wolf contained provisions that sought to include work or work search requirements in Pennsylvania’s Medicaid program.
A State Senate committee hearing featured a sparring match between a senator from Philadelphia who insists he does not want to overturn the city’s sweetened beverage tax and an activist who suspects lawmakers may have other ideas.
The Liquor Control Board voted Friday to retain advisers to help implement the governor’s plan to borrow more than a billion dollars against future earnings.
The state Senate majority leader says there will be no vote before next week on the latest House-passed plan to help pay for Pennsylvania’s budget.
Members of a Pennsylvania Senate committee held a hearing Tuesday on Philadelphia’s controversial soda tax.
State lawmakers return to the Capitol Monday for the first time since the last effort to end the budget stalemate collapsed earlier this month. Just what comes next is uncertain.
Pedro Cortes served as then-Governor Ed Rendell’s Secretary of State, the agency that runs elections and oversees professional licensing, and returned to serve in the same capacity for Governor Tom Wolf.
President Trump marked his first 100 days with a Harrisburg rally in April, and now he’ll be back with a smaller event to push for his tax reform proposals.
Spokeswoman Jenn Kocher says lawyers for the majority Senate Republican caucus are trying to determine the legality of the Governor’s announced unilateral plan.
The proposal on next month’s ballot would not directly result in the elimination of residential property taxes.
What started out as a week of promise that a resolution to Pennsylvania’s months-long budget impasse took unexpected turns Wednesday.
Pennsylvania lawmakers held a hearing to consider legislation that would increase dog license fees and create a website for all license sales.
The state Supreme Court has issued what the plaintiffs call a landmark ruling in a case that challenges the way Pennsylvania schools are funded.
It’s been two-and-a-half months since the budget became law.
Fiscal year 2016-17 showed a 3.9% increase in retail sales over the prior year.
Sessions called the opioid epidemic ‘stunning,’ and said more can and will be done about it.
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.
Democratic Senator Daylin Leach says lawsuits were not unexpected, but a suit by one unsuccessful applicant goes farther than necessary.
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.
The Senate returns from summer break Monday to tackle a controversial no-tax revenue plan passed by the House last week.
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.
A group of House Republican members informally known as the “Taxpayer Caucus” propose to use what they say are surpluses in special funds.
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.
The revenue proposal involves tapping special funds that are not in the state’s general fund budget.
It’s a new approach called “Accelerated Bridge Construction,” or ABC.
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.