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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Bill Allowing Wine Sales In Grocery Stores Sent To Gov. Wolf

Governor Wolf says he supports modernizing liquor laws but will conduct a final review of the bill when it reaches his desk.

06/07/2016

Sherman appears at Gaming Oversight Committee hearing (credit: Tony Romeo)

PA House Panel To Vote Next Week On Fantasy Sports Regs

The chairman of the House Gaming Oversight Committee says he’s planning to have his panel vote next week on legislation that would regulate fantasy sports in Pennsylvania.

06/07/2016

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Lawmakers Consider Study Of Reducing Number Of Pa. School Districts

The state House committee has approved a resolution that would authorize a study of consolidating Pennsylvania school districts.

06/06/2016

HARRISBURG, PA - MARCH 21:  Airplane flys over PA State Capitol Building.  (Photo by Lisa Lake/Getty Images for MoveOn.org)

Analyst: DNC In Phila Could Help Avoid Another PA Budget Stalemate

Pennsylvania lawmakers return to the state capitol Monday with a budget deadline looming at the end of the month.

06/05/2016

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Pa. Health Secretary Outlines Plans For Temporary Medical Marijuana Regulations

Health Secretary Karen Murphy says that the first temporary regulations, which will allow minors with serious health conditions to access medical marijuana from other states, are expected next month. And more temporary rules will follow.

06/04/2016

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Pennsylvania Prepares For Self-Driving Vehicles

The state transportation secretary says self-driving cars are coming and that Pennsylvania should lead the way.

06/01/2016

Health Sec. Murphy updates reporters Wednesday morning (credit: Tony Romeo)

Medical Marijuana To Be Available For Pa. Minors This Summer

The state health secretary says minors will be the first to access medical marijuana now that it has been legalized in Pennsylvania.

06/01/2016

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Email Investigation Saga Continues

The bizarre saga of the email investigation commissioned by embattled Attorney General Kathleen Kane took another strange turn Tuesday.

05/31/2016

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CDC Official: ‘Minimal Risk’ From Antibiotic-Resistant Bug Right Now

Pennsylvania and CDC officials updated reporters Tuesday afternoon.

05/31/2016

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Tumult Continues In Pa Attorney General’s Office

On Monday morning, reporters were sent a reminder of the scheduled event. Then Monday afternoon, another announcement from Kane’s new second-in-command, Bruce Castor: the email event was cancelled, with Castor explaining that he didn’t realize the preliminary report wasn’t ready for release.

05/30/2016

File Photo: Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf. (Credit: Tony Romeo)

Wolf Signs Bill Putting Secondary Schools Under PA Anti-Hazing Law

The sponsor of the bill now signed into law, Harrisburg area House Republican Ron Marsico, says hazing is not just a frat house phenomenon.

05/29/2016

House Children & Youth Committee meets in Harrisburg. Photo credit: KYW's Tony Romeo

PA Lawmakers Work To Clarify Background Check Law

Changes to the child protection law made in 2014, after the Jerry Sandusky scandal, mandated background checks for people who have routine contact with children, or are responsible for a child’s welfare.

05/28/2016

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TV Show To Feature Search For Wilt’s 100-Point Game Ball

On Sunday night, a Smithsonian Channel program will feature the search for the one of the most iconic artifacts in Philadelphia sports history; the ball from Wilt Chamberlain’s epic 100-point game in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

05/25/2016

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Governor Wolf Signs Ignition Interlocks Bill

As promised, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has signed a bill that will that will provide for ignition interlock systems to be used by many first time DUI offenders in the state.

05/25/2016

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Governor Wolf To Sign Bill Creating New School Funding Formula

A spokesman says Governor Tom Wolf will sign a bill implementing a new funding formula for Pennsylvania schools.

05/25/2016

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