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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. Attorney General Kathleen Kane.  Credit: Tony Romeo)

Pa. Attorney General Says She Had No Choice But To Drop Corruption Cases

At a press conference in Harrisburg, Kane said the biggest reason she believes the investigation is fatally flawed is the credibility of the informant posing as a lobbyist who allegedly captured audio of the lawmakers accepting payments.

03/17/2014

(John Hanger, left.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

John Hanger Drops Out of Race For Pennsylvania Governor

Hanger, who served as former governor Ed Rendell’s environmental protection secretary, says the popularity of another fellow Rendell cabinet member, Tom Wolf, is the reason he is forced to quit.

03/13/2014

Tom Corbett (Photo credit MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Corbett Opposes Proposal To Allow Universities To Pull Out Of State System

Governor Corbett has come out against proposed legislation to allow schools like West Chester to pull out of the system of state-owned universities.

03/13/2014

FILE PHOTO: PECO crews work to restore power to residents near 50th and Cedar in West Philadelphia. (credit: Mike DeNardo)

Public Utility Commission To Hold Hearings On Ice Storm Power Outage Response

The Public Utility Commission has scheduled a pair of hearings later this month in the suburbs to discuss the response to massive power outages caused by the ice storm last month.

03/13/2014

(Pa. state senator LeAnna Washington, accompanied by her son, arrives at a district justice office in Abington to face theft and related charges.  File photo by KYW's Brad Segall)

Pa. State Senator LeAnna Washington Charged With Illegal Use of Staff

The state attorney general’s office says that state senator LeAnna Washington, a Democrat who represents portions of Philadelphia and Montgomery counties, has been charged with theft and conflict of interest.

03/12/2014

(Pa. state police officials testify about the massive series of crashes on the Pennsylvania Turnpike on February 14th.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Police Officials Blame Both Weather, Drivers in Huge Pa. Turnpike Pileups

“Certainly the weather conditions’ changing impacted the conditions on the road, but we had a number of drivers that did not compensate,” Lt. Col. George Bivens said.

03/11/2014

(credit: Paul Kurtz)

Pa. Senate Panel Probes Turnpike Accident, Other Winter Road Problems

A state Senate committee this morning will convene a hearing into last month’s massive chain-reaction accidents on the turnpike and other road emergencies caused by this winter’s wicked weather.

03/11/2014

(Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Corbett Tweaks Medicaid Proposal

Governor Corbett is proposing a new approach to job search requirements as he negotiates with the Obama administration over his alternative proposal to expansion of Medicaid.

03/06/2014

(File photo. Credit: Mario Tama/ Getty Images)

Gov. Corbett Welfare Shift Finds $300 Million For Food Stamp Recipients

Corbett’s move will maintain about $60 to $65 in average monthly food assistance for 400,000 low-income Pennsylvania families.

03/06/2014

(Gov. Tom Corbett, with members of the Pa. National Guard.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Corbett Says Pa. National Guard Should Be Protected From Downsizing

Governor Corbett has joined all 49 other governors in sending a letter to President Obama opposing cuts to the Army National Guard.

03/04/2014

File: Wine Bottles (Credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

LCB Change Could Put More Pa. Wines In State Stores

The Liquor Control Board has made a regulatory change that it hopes will result in a greater variety of Pennsylvania wines being sold in state stores.

03/04/2014

(The campus of West Chester University.  Photo provided)

2 PA Senators Say Give State-Owned Universities More Autonomy

Two state Senators are collaborating on proposed legislation to shake up Pennsylvania’s system of state-owned universities.

03/02/2014

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Suspension Of Harrah’s Horse Racing Dates Lifted

The state Harness Racing Commission has lifted its suspension of racing dates at Harrah’s track in Chester.

03/02/2014

PennDOT Secretary Barry Schoch 
(credit: Tony Romeo)

PennDOT Secretary: More Turnpike Connections Down The Road

The secretary of PennDOT says more access points to the Pennsylvania Turnpike may be in the offing as extra revenues start rolling in under the state’s new transportation funding plan.

03/01/2014

John Perzel (center) at the Dauphin County Courthouse.  credit: Tony Romeo

Former Pennsylvania House Speaker John Perzel Paroled From Prison

Former Pennsylvania House speaker John Perzel has been paroled from prison after serving nearly two years on a corruption conviction.

02/27/2014

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