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.
A report into offensive emails among prosecutors and judges won’t be released for a few weeks yet, but a spokesman for the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office is already lowering expectations, declaring the report “disappointing.”
Governor Wolf is calling on lawmakers to take a series of actions.
Time is running out – lawmakers are in Harrisburg for only a handful of days before the two-year legislative session ends and bills have to start over.
It appears unlikely that state lawmakers will extend authorization for ride-share services in the city of Philadelphia before it expires on Friday.
While some high-profile people have departed the Pennsylvania attorney general’s office in recent weeks, a familiar face is coming back.
State lawmakers held a hearing Wednesday to discuss changing the status of a Pennsylvania racino license that has been in limbo for years.
Three more bills from a package of legislation to streamline and speed up adoption procedures in Pennsylvania were approved by a state House committee on Wednesday.
A state House committee has advanced a measure that made it easier for gun rights activists and groups to sue municipalities like Philadelphia that enact their own gun laws.
Pennsylvania’s online voter registration system was launched a year ago in August.
The state Department of Human Resources says it has made ‘significant’ strides toward resolving problems with Pennsylvania’s child abuse hotline… problems that were highlighted by the auditor general in May.
State law allowing ride sharing services like Uber and Lyft to operate in the city of Philadelphia expires at the end of the month… and right now there’s no agreement on an extension.
The Liquor Control Board is now accepting bids on the first batch of expired liquor licenses.
With Pennsylvania reeling from the criminal conviction of yet another high-ranking elected official, a veteran statehouse reporter has released a second book on the subject of political corruption in the Keystone State.
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale cites numbers from the state Department of Health.
Most of some 13,000 non-union and management state employees will get raises of more than six percent.