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.
“I know that I’m an unlikely advocate. I was part of the problem when I was at my lowest. I made a decision to make change and I stand by that,” Vick said.
Charges have now been filed in the state court that has disciplinary jurisdiction over judges in Pennsylvania against a Supreme Court Justice.
The Senate Monday passed a budget bill that represents the framework of a deal negotiated by Republican legislative leaders and the Democratic governor.
Another day of closed-door meetings among majority Republican members of the State House Saturday spelled potential trouble for the tentative deal.
Pennsylvania lawmakers spent another day Friday huddled behind closed doors discussing a budget, but those conversations have still not yet produced a final plan.
Wednesday marked yet another day without any details to be had on a state budget deal that the governor and legislative leaders hope to enact in the next few weeks.
Details of a budget deal remained fluid yesterday as legislative leaders and Governor Wolf try to end Pennsylvania’s five month-old budget stalemate. And now it appears that eliminating some exemptions to the state sales tax is now in play as a possible way to raise new revenue.
The state Senate has taken a step toward regulating ride-sharing services that have become popular in Philadelphia and the rest of the state.
A special committee appointed by state Senate leaders is recommending that the full Senate consider removing embattled Attorney General Kathleen Kane from office.
The on-again, off-again deal to end Pennsylvania’s budget stalemate is on again, but it appears that a plan for a major sales tax hike to generate funds for property tax relief is NOT part of the discussion for now.
When the governor and legislative leaders agreed to the framework of a budget deal, Wolf said he hoped it would be passed by Thanksgiving. But the governor says the process of finalizing the budget has stalled since that framework was announced earlier this month.
Kathleen Kane’s top deputy says he and his colleagues are “doing the best in a bad situation.” The testimony came before a special state Senate committee exploring whether Kane can function as attorney general with a suspended law license.
A state House committee on Wednesday advanced a bill that would regulate Internet gambling in Pennsylvania and make other changes to the state gaming law.
The future of the tentative budget deal announced last week could be thrown into doubt by Senate Republican leaders’ plan to vote on a bill that would completely eliminate school property taxes.
Months after Philadelphia’s Police Commissioner adopted a new policy of announcing the names of police officers involved in shootings, the state House has sent the Senate legislation to overturn that policy.