Tony Romeo

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.

(Capitol dome, Harrisburg, Pa.   File photo)

(Capitol dome, Harrisburg, Pa. File photo)

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.

PA Speaker Turzai Announces Run For Governor

Allegheny County Republican Mike Turzai, the speaker of the House, made his announcement in a slickly-produced video on his campaign website.

KYW Newsradio 1060–11/14/2017

Wolf To Back Off On LCB Borrowing Plan

Shortly after a state board Tuesday morning approved the legislature’s plan to borrow against future tobacco settlement payments, a spokesman for Governor Wolf said he intends to scuttle another borrowing plan to help balance the state budget.

KYW Newsradio 1060–11/14/2017

PGW Rates To Increase More Than 6%

The average total monthly bill for a typical residential customer will increase from just over $94 to just under $100 per month.


Pa. Voters Approve Residential Property Tax Elimination

Pennsylvania voters Tuesday approved a referendum which would set the stage for elimination of residential property taxes. But don’t tear up your tax notice just yet.


PA Voters Being Asked If They Want To ‘Open Door’ To Eliminating Homeowner Property Taxes

Currently, state law caps the property tax relief local taxing authorities can allow homeowners.


Supreme Court Seats Highlight Pennsylvania Statewide Elections

Voters will choose one state Supreme Court justice and will decide whether two others will keep their seats.


Doctors Urged To Participate In PA Medical Marijuana Program

State health officials are vowing that they will get medical marijuana to patients in Pennsylvania within six months.


Gaming Board Spokesman: No Time Frame For New Gambling

There are some time frames for steps in the process specified in the new gaming law.

KYW Newsradio 1060–11/04/2017

Restrictions On Access To Valley Forge Casino Floor Eased

Limits on access to the gaming floor at the Valley Forge Casino have been lifted.


PA’s New Gaming Law: Could Mini-Casinos, VGTs Be Coming To Your Town?

Municipalities will have until the end of the year to opt out.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/31/2017

PA Budget Standoffs: ‘July 1st Needs To Mean Something Again’

If Governor Wolf signs revenue and other budget companion bills that are now finally on his desk, the latest logjam will be over after nearly four months.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/28/2017

Tom Wolf

Pennsylvania Lawmakers Send Gov. Wolf Borrowing, Gambling Bills

The question now is what Gov. Tom Wolf will do with them.


Philly City Commissioner Testifies In Harrisburg About Non-U.S. Citizens Registered To Vote

Republican city commissioner Al Schmidt testified in Harrisburg Wednesday that the issue of non-US citizens registering to vote – many through a flaw in Pennsylvania’s Motor Voter process — is not just an election integrity issue. 


Stop & Go Legislation Headed To Governor’s Desk

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.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/24/2017

Eagles Players Lobby Pennsylvania Lawmakers On Criminal Justice Reform

Malcolm Jenkins, Torrey Smith and Chris Long met with lawmakers to support so-called “Clean Slate” legislation.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/24/2017

Tom Wolf

Wolf’s LCB Borrowing Plan Challenged In Court

A different plan being pursued by Governor Wolf is now facing a court challenge.


Pa. Senate Returns Amid Latest Budget Quandary

What was an ordinary game of chess in Harrisburg has morphed into the three dimensional variety.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/22/2017

Tom Wolf

Wolf Vetoes Medicaid Work Requirements

The bill vetoed by Governor Wolf contained provisions that sought to include work or work search requirements in Pennsylvania’s Medicaid program.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/22/2017

Phila State Senator, Advocates Clash At Beverage Tax Hearing

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.


Liquor Control Board Votes To Begin Borrowing Efforts

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.


Pa. Senate Leader: No Immediate Vote On House Revenue Plan

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.


Pa. Senators Hear Pros, Cons Of Philadelphia Beverage Tax

Members of a Pennsylvania Senate committee held a hearing Tuesday on Philadelphia’s controversial soda tax.


Future Budget Action Uncertain As Pa. Lawmakers Return

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. 


PA Secretary Of State Resigns For Unknown Reasons

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.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/14/2017

Donald Trump

Trump Returns To Harrisburg To Push For Tax Reform

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.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/10/2017

Tom Wolf

PA Senate Lawyers Question Wolf Plan To Borrow Against Future Liquor Sales

Spokeswoman Jenn Kocher says lawyers for the majority Senate Republican caucus are trying to determine the legality of the Governor’s announced unilateral plan.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/08/2017

PA Referendum Could ‘Open The Door’ To Elimination Of Homeowners’ Property Taxes

The proposal on next month’s ballot would not directly result in the elimination of residential property taxes.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/07/2017

Pennsylvania Budget Chaos Continues

What started out as a week of promise that a resolution to Pennsylvania’s months-long budget impasse took unexpected turns Wednesday. 


Pennsylvania Looks To Modernize Dog Licensing, Increase Fees

Pennsylvania lawmakers held a hearing to consider legislation that would increase dog license fees and create a website for all license sales.


Pa. Supreme Court Opens Door To Review Of School Funding

The state Supreme Court has issued what the plaintiffs call a landmark ruling in a case that challenges the way Pennsylvania schools are funded.




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