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.
Pennsylvania has been without a budget for almost four months.
As the Philadelphia School District struggles with finding enough teachers to staff classrooms, it appears the city is not alone when it comes to a shortage of substitutes.
State lawmakers today held a hearing on the idea of allowing slots gambling at Pennsylvania’s six international airports.
A key legislator on gaming issues says he’s not looking to ban fantasy sports betting sites in Pennsylvania, but he wants to make sure that players are protected.
The state’s top elections official says response to Pennsylvania’s new online voter registration rollout has been “overwhelmingly positive.”
Pennsylvania’s top state senator today announced the formation of a panel that could lead to the removal of embattled Attorney General Kathleen Kane, who is facing criminal charges stemming from alleged leaks of grand jury information.
A spokesman says Attorney General Kathleen Kane told top staffers that there will be “minimal” impact on the functions of her office when her law license suspension takes effect after today.
A state Senate committee Tuesday tackled the issue of reforming the law that allows authorities to take and keep property suspected of being used in certain crimes.
Ron Ruman, spokesman for the state Insurance Department, says Pennsylvania motorists should know that under state law, insurance companies are not allowed to impose a surcharge due to an accident involving deer.
Pennsylvania has now been without a budget for almost three and a half months.
The state House voted down the governor’s proposals, which included an increase in the personal income tax.
The state auditor general says a review by his office shows 561 underperforming schools – some 100 of them in Philadelphia – have been “overlooked” by the state Department of Education.
With Pennsylvania’s in its 99th day without a budget, the state House today is set to vote on the latest tax proposal put forward by Governor Wolf.
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf is proposing to increase the state personal income tax rate by half a percentage point, from 3.07 to 3.57 percent.
Already facing criminal charges related to allegations that she violated grand jury secrecy, now Attorney General Kathleen Kane is facing civil litigation from the former head of the criminal appeals section of her office.