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.

Stop & Go Legislation Headed To Governor’s Desk

A key provision of the bill given final legislative approval in the House Tuesday would empower the Liquor Control Board to immediately suspend the license of an establishment found to be in violation.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/24/2017

Eagles Players Lobby Pennsylvania Lawmakers On Criminal Justice Reform

Malcolm Jenkins, Torrey Smith and Chris Long met with lawmakers to support so-called “Clean Slate” legislation.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/24/2017

Tom Wolf

Wolf’s LCB Borrowing Plan Challenged In Court

A different plan being pursued by Governor Wolf is now facing a court challenge.


Pa. Senate Returns Amid Latest Budget Quandary

What was an ordinary game of chess in Harrisburg has morphed into the three dimensional variety.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/22/2017

Tom Wolf

Wolf Vetoes Medicaid Work Requirements

The bill vetoed by Governor Wolf contained provisions that sought to include work or work search requirements in Pennsylvania’s Medicaid program.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/22/2017

Phila State Senator, Advocates Clash At Beverage Tax Hearing

A State Senate committee hearing featured a sparring match between a senator from Philadelphia who insists he does not want to overturn the city’s sweetened beverage tax and an activist who suspects lawmakers may have other ideas.


Liquor Control Board Votes To Begin Borrowing Efforts

The Liquor Control Board voted Friday to retain advisers to help implement the governor’s plan to borrow more than a billion dollars against future earnings.


Pa. Senate Leader: No Immediate Vote On House Revenue Plan

The state Senate majority leader says there will be no vote before next week on the latest House-passed plan to help pay for Pennsylvania’s budget.


Pa. Senators Hear Pros, Cons Of Philadelphia Beverage Tax

Members of a Pennsylvania Senate committee held a hearing Tuesday on Philadelphia’s controversial soda tax.


Future Budget Action Uncertain As Pa. Lawmakers Return

State lawmakers return to the Capitol Monday for the first time since the last effort to end the budget stalemate collapsed earlier this month. Just what comes next is uncertain. 


PA Secretary Of State Resigns For Unknown Reasons

Pedro Cortes served as then-Governor Ed Rendell’s Secretary of State, the agency that runs elections and oversees professional licensing, and returned to serve in the same capacity for Governor Tom Wolf.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/14/2017

Donald Trump

Trump Returns To Harrisburg To Push For Tax Reform

President Trump marked his first 100 days with a Harrisburg rally in April, and now he’ll be back with a smaller event to push for his tax reform proposals.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/10/2017

Tom Wolf

PA Senate Lawyers Question Wolf Plan To Borrow Against Future Liquor Sales

Spokeswoman Jenn Kocher says lawyers for the majority Senate Republican caucus are trying to determine the legality of the Governor’s announced unilateral plan.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/08/2017

PA Referendum Could ‘Open The Door’ To Elimination Of Homeowners’ Property Taxes

The proposal on next month’s ballot would not directly result in the elimination of residential property taxes.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/07/2017

Pennsylvania Budget Chaos Continues

What started out as a week of promise that a resolution to Pennsylvania’s months-long budget impasse took unexpected turns Wednesday. 


Pennsylvania Looks To Modernize Dog Licensing, Increase Fees

Pennsylvania lawmakers held a hearing to consider legislation that would increase dog license fees and create a website for all license sales.


Pa. Supreme Court Opens Door To Review Of School Funding

The state Supreme Court has issued what the plaintiffs call a landmark ruling in a case that challenges the way Pennsylvania schools are funded.


Pennsylvania Budget Remains In Limbo

It’s been two-and-a-half months since the budget became law.


Pennsylvania LCB Reports Record Sales, Contributions

Fiscal year 2016-17 showed a 3.9% increase in retail sales over the prior year.


AG Jeff Sessions In Harrisburg: Nearly $20M Will Be Given To Battle Opioid Epidemic

Sessions called the opioid epidemic ‘stunning,’ and said more can and will be done about it.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/22/2017

S&P Downgrades Pa. Credit As Budget Standoff Continues

Governor Tom Wolf has warned about it for months…and now, Standard and Poor’s has downgraded Pennsylvania’s credit as the state’s budget remains unbalanced.


Pa. Senator Asks Unsuccessful Medical Marijuana Applicant To Retool Lawsuit

Democratic Senator Daylin Leach says lawsuits were not unexpected, but a suit by one unsuccessful applicant goes farther than necessary.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/19/2017

Pennsylvania Senate Studies House Revenue Plan; Wolf Optimistic For Compromise

The Pennsylvania Senate returned from summer break Monday, and it remains unclear how soon the stalemate over how to fully fund the state budget may be broken.


With Pennsylvania Starved For Cash, Senate Set To Return From Summer Break

The Senate returns from summer break Monday to tackle a controversial no-tax revenue plan passed by the House last week.


Pa. House Sends Senate Hotly Contested Revenue Plan

Voting mostly along party lines, the state House has passed a controversial, Republican-crafted revenue plan to pay for Pennsylvania’s already-enacted budget without significant tax increases.


PA House Vote On No-Tax Revenue Plan On Hold

A group of House Republican members informally known as the “Taxpayer Caucus” propose to use what they say are surpluses in special funds.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/12/2017

PA House Vote On GOP Revenue Plan Expected Tuesday

The state House is expected to vote Tuesday on a controversial plan to balance the already enacted state budget without major tax hikes or borrowing.


Latest GOP Revenue Proposal On Agenda As PA House Returns

The revenue proposal involves tapping special funds that are not in the state’s general fund budget.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/10/2017

PA Turnpike To Replace Bridge In 55 Hours With ‘Bridge Slide’ Technique

It’s a new approach called “Accelerated Bridge Construction,” or ABC.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/09/2017

Wolf Airs Concerns About Title IX, Pushes For Campus Sexual Assault Bills

Governor Wolf says he’s concerned that US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos will, as soon as Thursday, announce changes to Title IX enforcement in schools.




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