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.
Legislation that would have the rest of the state follow Philadelphia’s lead and prevent employers from deducting fees from workers’ tips that are charged to credit cards is getting a serious look in Harrisburg.
Federal judge John E. Jones III has dismissed motions by the state secretaries of health and revenue, and the Bucks County register of wills.
Democratic state Senator Daylin Leach – who’s also running for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 13th district – has long been a champion of legalizing marijuana. But this time, he says he’s picked up a Republican Senator who will co-sponsor his legislation to legalize marijuana for medical purposes.
The future of legislation that would raise new money for roads, bridges, and mass transit in Pennsylvania remains up in the air.
Auditor general Eugene DePasquale says an audit found that the state Department of Public Welfare did not adequately monitor the contractors who managed the payroll for workers who provide services for the elderly and disabled.
The Pennsylvania House has approved legislation that would allow for small games of chance in bars and taverns. The state Senate is expected to follow suit next week.
The bill is sponsored by Pa. Rep. Rick Saccone (R-Allegheny County), and co-sponsored by Rep. Ronald Waters (D-Phila., foreground).
The state House is expected to vote Wednesday on legislation that would allow small games of chance in Pennsylvania bars and taverns.
Adrian King, first deputy attorney general, says the decision could cost Pennsylvania more than $170 million in tobacco settlement funds.
Josh First, a sportsman and self-described conservative, says if the aim of the bill is to pave the way for natural gas extraction or other business activities, it will not work.
Gov. Tom Corbett addressed his supporters inside a museum in Pittsburgh. Outside, members of the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers called out the governor for, in particular, his cuts to education.
“When you’re talking about numbers in the low 30s and even into the 20s for approval rating, it’s difficult to overcome that,” political analyst Geoffrey Skelley said.
The new law requires mammogram reports to include information about the density of breast tissue. Dense tissue can make cancer harder to find on a mammogram.
A new poll shows Pennsylvania voters are divided over the problem-plagued Affordable Care Act, although more favor keeping it.
State Agriculture Department officials are touting improvements to the enforcement of Pennsylvania’s dog law enacted five years ago.