Tony Romeo

(Capitol dome, Harrisburg, Pa.   File photo)

(Capitol dome, Harrisburg, Pa. File photo)

 

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.

Pa. Auditor General: Fenerty Payout ‘Excessive’

Pennsylvania’s auditor general has harsh words for terms of a generous payout to former Philadelphia Parking Authority executive director Vince Fenerty.

01/04/2017

PA House Leader Continues Push To Overhaul Gov’t As Lawmakers Are Sworn In

As members of the new state legislature were sworn in Tuesday, they got more bad budget news, with revenue collections for December coming in at nearly four percent less than expected.

01/03/2017

Amid Another Pennsylvania Budget Gap, Talk Of Redesigning Government

A top state lawmaker is pushing an overhaul of state government as Pennsylvania faces another budget shortfall.

12/21/2016

Pennsylvania Bids Farewell To Vehicle Registration Stickers

It’s all the result of transportation legislation enacted three years ago.

12/14/2016

Next Round Of Pennsylvania Turnpike Toll Hikes Hits In January

As promised, another increase in Pennsylvania Turnpike tolls will take effect in January.

12/14/2016

PA Gas Tax Increase Set For January 1

The wholesale tax on gasoline sold in Pennsylvania is sent to increase for the third time in four years come January 1.

12/13/2016

State Workers Send Holiday Cheer To 900 Pennsylvanians

Donated gifts were shipped out via National Guard vehicles to county assistance offices for distribution.

12/10/2016

Southeastern Pennsylvania Remains Under Drought Watch Despite Rain

This week’s rain has not provided enough moisture to lift the drought watch for the five counties of southeastern Pennsylvania.

11/30/2016

Hearing On PA Election Challenge Scheduled For Monday

Commonwealth Court has indicated it will make a decision by December 13th.

11/29/2016

PA House GOP Spokesman: Police Names Bill Likely To Return

While the bill passed both the House and Senate by veto-proof margins, there are no more scheduled voting days in the current two-year session for a possible override, meaning that this bill would have to start over in the new session.

11/26/2016

AG Beemer Email Probe A ‘Poor Use’ Of Taxpayer Money

Because of the flaws he cited, Beemer released the email report without naming names.

11/26/2016

PA Attorney General: No Evidence Of Conspiracy In Emails

The attorney general concludes there’s no evidence of conspiracy in the criminal justice system.

11/22/2016

Despite Push For Privatization, LCB Grows Number Of State Stores

Selling off state stores has long been seen by advocates of privatization as their Holy Grail.

11/20/2016

LCB Updates Lawmakers On Expansion Of Wine Sales

Liquor Control Board Chairman Tim Holden gave numbers on the expanded permits authorized by the new law that allow sales of wine by the bottle.

11/20/2016

Wolf Signs Beer Bill

As promised, Governor Wolf has signed a bill that will change the way beer is sold in Pennsylvania.

11/15/2016

PA Revenue Wonks See Red Ink

Wolf will have even bigger Republican majorities to deal with in the next session of the legislature.

11/15/2016

PA, Other AGs Settle With NFL Over Ticket Resale Practices

The NFL will also be prohibited from practices designed to preclude fans from using competing ticket exchanges.

11/15/2016

Governor Wolf Signs Turnpike Tolls Cheats Legislation

Governor Wolf has signed into law a bill that will give the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission more tools to go after chronic toll evaders.

11/05/2016

Gov. Wolf Sign Bill To Discourage Boycotts Of Israel

The sponsor of the bill said Pennsylvania is now among more than a dozen states that have enacted similar legislation.

11/05/2016

AG, State Police Probing ‘Pattern Of Voter Registration Irregularities’ Across PA

Pennsylvania’s Attorney General says, while it’s premature to reach any conclusions, his office and state police are investigating a “pattern of voter registration irregularities across the Commonwealth.”

11/04/2016

Wolf Signs Uber/Lyft Ride Sharing Authorization Bill

Governor Wolf has now signed legislation giving permanent authorization to Uber, Lyft and other ride sharing services in Pennsylvania.

11/04/2016

Wolf Signs Package Of Bills To Address Opioid Crisis

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has signed into law a package of bills aimed to battle the state’s heroin and opioid crisis.

11/02/2016

PA Legislative Session Also Noteworthy For Much That Wasn’t Done

One big question is were these past two weeks really the final voting days of the session?

10/29/2016

Bill To Restrict Identifying Police Involved In Shootings Goes To Gov. Wolf

A spokesman says the governor will review the bill.

10/27/2016

Bill To Crack Down On Pa. Turnpike Scofflaws Goes To Governor Wolf

A bill that would give the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission more tools to go after chronic toll violators is now on its way to Governor Wolf’s desk.

10/26/2016

NJ Company Tops List Of PA Turnpike Scofflaws With $678,483 In Unsettled Violations

All of the companies on the Pennsylvania Turnpike’s list of the top two dozen violators owe at least $20,000.

10/25/2016

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Ride-Sharing Legislation Passes PA Senate, Opens Door For Uber, Lyft In Philadelphia

Ride-sharing took a major step toward legalization across the state of Pennsylvania on Monday.

10/24/2016

Pennsylvania Senate Approves Police Body Cam Bill

The state Senate has sent the House a bill intended to encourage greater use of police body cameras in Pennsylvania. But not everybody is happy.

10/19/2016

Pennsylvania House Approves Ride-Share Authorization Bill

The effort to grant permanent, statewide authorization to Uber, Lyft and other ride-share services in Pennsylvania is halfway through the state legislature.

10/19/2016

Governor Wolf To Veto DRPA Reform Bill

A spokesman says Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf will veto a bill on the way to his desk that contains a package of reforms of the Delaware River Port Authority.

10/19/2016

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