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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Wolf Withholds Signature On Budget Pending Revenue Package

The governor says he won’t sign it until there’s a plan to pay for it.

06/30/2016

(The Capitol Building in Harrisburg.   Credit: Mladen Antonov/ AFP/ Getty Images)

PA Senate Approves Amended Sex Abuse Statute Of Limitations Bill

The Senate Judiciary Committee earlier this week removed controversial language from the bill, to the dismay of advocates.

06/30/2016

Pa Senate leaders speak to reporters. Speaking: Majority Leader Jake Corman (R). To the right of Corman, Minority Leader Jay Costa (D) (credit: Tony Romeo)

Pennsylvania Senate Tweaks House Budget Bill

The Pennsylvania House and Senate have now both passed a bill authorizing a new state budget.

06/29/2016

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

PA House Passes Budget Bill

Facing a Thursday deadline, the state House – as expected — has passed a bi-partisan budget plan. But the fate of the spending plan remains uncertain in the Senate, and with Governor Wolf.

06/28/2016

Rozzi speaks with reporters after Tuesday committee vote
(credit: Tony Romeo)

PA Senate Panel Makes Controversial Changes To Child Sex Abuse Bill

Advocates for victims of child sex abuse suffered a major setback today.

06/28/2016

(credit: Tony Romeo)

PA Senate Committee Advances LGBT Anti-Discrimination Bill

A bill that would provide protection to members of the LGBT community in housing and employment cleared a Senate committee.

06/23/2016

LONDON - JULY 27:  An online Casino's website is pictured on the internet on July 27, 2004 in London.  Internet gambling websites should introduce age-verification checks to prevent children from betting online, NCH, a children's charity, urged on Tuesday. The call by the charity came after it found that a 16-year-old girl was able to register with 30 gambling websites after lying about her age.  (Photo iillustration by Graeme Robertson/Getty Images)

PA House Approves Internet Gaming Amendment

The House Wednesday considered amendments to a bill that would legalize and regulate daily fantasy sports wagering.

06/22/2016

House Judiciary Committee 
(credit: Tony Romeo)

PA House Committee Thwarts Vote On Gun Control Bill

The state House Judiciary Committee has taken action to delay a House vote on a bill that would ban the sale of guns to people who are on terrorist watch lists.

06/22/2016

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

PA House Votes For Abortion Ban After 20 Weeks

The state House has sent the Senate a bill that would ban elective abortions after 20 weeks. The bill passed with bi-partisan support, but Governor Wolf opposes it.

06/21/2016

(credit: Tony Romeo)

Wolf Drops Income Tax Hike Proposal

Governor Wolf says he has dropped his proposal to increase the state income tax.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/21/2016

Debra Markle stands next to spot where the Confederate flag was displayed.
(credit: Tony Romeo)

Governor Orders Confederate Flag Removed From Capitol Display

Wolf has ordered the removal of a Confederate flag that was part of a display of several dozen flags set up in the state capitol.

06/15/2016

House Gaming Oversight Committee meeting was held Wednesday morning (credit: Tony Romeo)

Fantasy Sports Bill Clears Pa. House Committee

A state House committee Wednesday morning advanced a bill that would legalize and regulate fantasy sports betting in Pennsylvania.

06/15/2016

(Credit: MLADEN ANTONOV/ AFP/ Getty Images)

PA House GOP Leader: Budget Talks “Progressing Nicely”

Mid-way through June, positive signs abound as the Republican-controlled legislature and Democratic Governor Tom Wolf attempt to avoid the paralysis that gripped last year’s state budget process.

06/14/2016

House Judiciary Committee meets 
(credit: Tony Romeo)

Opponents Rip Bill To Boost Fines For Pot Possession

Opponents say a bill that would increase fines for possession of small amounts of marijuana is a step in the wrong direction.

06/14/2016

Bruce Castor testifies before Pa Senate Judiciary Committee. (credit: Tony Romeo)

Pennsylvania Grapples With Constitutionalilty Of Sex Abuse Bill

A state Senate committee Monday tackled the question of whether a bill that would allow retroactive lawsuits by adults who were sexually abused as children would hold up under the Pennsylvania constitution.

06/13/2016

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