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.
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.
A funding dispute over unemployment claims processing prompted Governor Wolf to lay off hundreds of workers.
Governor Wolf is calling on lawmakers to enact legislation that would provide for universal lead testing of all infants in Pennsylvania.
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.
A key state Senator has taken a curious tack in the debate over allowing so-called VGT’s in liquor licensed establishments.
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.
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.
The clock runs out at 7 p.m. Friday.
The state budget was passed on June 30th, and Governor Wolf had ten days to act on it.
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.
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.
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.
A Sunday session of the state House was cancelled after majority Republicans failed to rally around Speaker Mike Turzai’s proposal.
The state Senate is expected to return this coming week.
Another day, another layer of uncertainty Tuesday as talks on how to pay for Pennsylvania’s new budget plod along.
The increase will take effect at 12:01 a.m. on Jan. 7, 2018.
The state Senate returned to session Monday but ended up with nothing to show for it.
Governor Wolf has expressed optimism in his public comments since the budget bill was passed June 30th.
Governor Wolf says the Rare Disease Advisory Council will serve the state legislature.
The clock continues to run toward a Monday night deadline for Governor Wolf to act on a state budget passed a week ago.
The budget bill remains sitting on the governor’s desk, as legislative leaders continue struggling with how to close a deficit of more than $2 billion.
If you owe back tolls and fees to the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, now is the time to make good
Governor Wolf says the bill signed into law, allows courts to take into account the age of a child put in danger and the degree of harm.
As expected, on Friday, the last day of the fiscal year, state lawmakers sent Governor Wolf a compromise budget, without a plan to pay for the spending.
As promised, Governor Wolf has vetoed a bill that would prevent cities like Philadelphia and other municipalities from banning or taxing plastic bags.
Pennsylvania health officials announced on Thursday the first 27 firms to get medical marijuana dispensary permits.
The measure builds on a law enacted in 2016 that allowed individuals convicted of low-level, non-violent misdemeanors to petition a court to have the record sealed.
The bill signed by Governor Wolf makes it a crime to impersonate a soldier, a veteran, or the recipient of a service medal or decoration.
The bill creates statewide policy for recordings made by police, and has provisions intended to encourage broader use of police body cameras.
The bill now goes to the Senate for consideration.