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.

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Pennsylvania Senate Votes To Relax Liquor Laws For DNC

A bill that would relax Pennsylvania’s stringent liquor laws for this summer’s Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia has made it through the state Senate.

05/18/2016

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Governor Wolf To Sign Bill Requiring Ignition Interlocks For First Time DUI Offenders

A spokesman says Governor Tom Wolf will sign a bill now on the way to his desk that will provide for ignition interlock systems to be used by many first time DUI offenders in Pennsylvania.

05/18/2016

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Wolf To Sign 9-1-1 Privacy Bill

A spokesman says Governor Wolf will sign a bill headed to his desk that is intended to protect the privacy of 9-1-1- callers.

05/17/2016

Jake Corman at Capitol news conference on Tuesday.
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PA GOP Leaders Link Teacher Layoff Bill To Upcoming Budget Battle

As Democratic Governor Tom Wolf continues to promise a veto on a teacher layoff bill headed to his desk, Republican legislative leaders say the measure will be tied to upcoming budget discussions.

05/17/2016

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Key PA Senator: Won’t Be Rushed On Child Sex Abuse Bill

The chairman of a key state Senate committee says he’s aiming for a vote next month on a House bill that would give child sex abuse victims more time to seek justice, but also insists he won’t be rushed.

05/17/2016

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PA State Police: Overall DUIs Up, Drug DUIs Way Up In 2015

The eye-popping statistic was a staggering 43-percent increase in the number of arrests for driving under the influence of drugs,

05/16/2016

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PA Lawmakers Reassess Jailing Parents For A Child’s Truancy

State lawmakers are seeking to overhaul a state law that can send parents to prison for a child’s truancy.

05/14/2016

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Governor Wolf To Veto Teacher Layoff Bill, Spokesman Says

A spokesman says Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf plans to veto a bill that would de-emphasize seniority as a factor when public school teachers are laid off.

05/09/2016

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Common Cause/PA Opposes Electronic Overseas Ballot Measure

A prominent good-government group says it’s strongly opposed to legislation that would allow military and overseas voters to send their ballots electronically in Pennsylvania elections.

05/09/2016

Greg Vitali (top row, second from right) speaking, seated next to John Maher (second from left).
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PA Lawmakers Take First Step In Effort To Block New Drilling Rules

Battle lines have been drawn in the state capitol again, this time over a proposed overhaul of regulations governing oil and natural gas drilling in Pennsylvania.

05/03/2016

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70 MPH Speed Limit Rolling Out On Hundreds Of Miles Of Pennsylvania Highways

The speed limit will be raised to 70 miles an hour across hundreds of miles of the Pennsylvania Turnpike and sections of other state highways in the coming days.

05/02/2016

DePasquale at Capitol news conference last week. Photo credit: KYW's Tony Romeo

PA Auditor General Warns Another Budget Impasse Will Be Costly

DePasquale says in the current fiscal year that runs through the end of June, school districts had to borrow just under a billion dollars, and spent an estimated $40 t0 $50 million dollars on interest.

05/01/2016

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F&M Poll: Trump Takes Command Among Pennsylvania Republicans

A new Franklin and Marshall College Poll shows Donald Trump has opened up a lead over the rest of the Republican presidential field in Pennsylvania.

04/21/2016

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New PA Law Allows Tax-Exempt Savings For People With Disabilities

Governor Wolf this week signed into law a bill intended to help people with disabilities save money.

04/19/2016

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Governor Wolf To Sign Medical Marijuana Bill Today

Medical marijuana will be available in Pennsylvania in forms such as pills, oils, or ointments, and while vaporization and nebulization would be allowed, medical marijuana will not be made available in a form it can be smoked.

04/16/2016

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