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Tony Romeo

(Capitol dome, Harrisburg, Pa.   File photo)

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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.

File photo: PA Governor Tom Wolf speaks to reporters. (Credit: Tony Romeo)

Governor Wolf To Sign LGBT Executive Orders

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has scheduled a ceremony Thursday to sign LGBT anti-discrimination executive orders.

04/06/2016

House Judiciary Committee at its Tuesday meeting
(credit: Tony Romeo)

PA House Committee Advances Child Sex Abuse Statute Of Limitations Bill

The state House Judiciary Committee has advanced legislation long sought by advocates that would eliminate the statute of limitations for criminal prosecution of child sexual abuse.

04/05/2016

Rep. O'Brien at House Health Committee meeting (credit: Tony Romeo)

New Abortion Restrictions Approved By Pennsylvania House Committee

A state House committee Monday advanced a bill that would ban elective abortions in Pennsylvania after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Governor Tom Wolf is already promising a veto.

04/04/2016

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Former Acting AG: Kane’s Hiring Of Castor An Attempt To Reassert Control

Walter Cohen, a former acting attorney general, believes Kane is trying to bypass Bruce Beemer by installing someone she trusts as second in command.

03/30/2016

Members of the Gaming Control Board chat before their monthly meeting in Harrisburg.
(credit: Tony Romeo)

PA Supreme Court Questions Ownership Of New Philly Casino Licensee

Doug Harbach, spokesman for the Gaming Control Board, says he does not see the ruling as a major roadblock.

03/30/2016

Kathleen Kane spokesman Chuck Ardo in PA Capitol building on Tuesday, 3/29
(credit: Tony Romeo)

Castor To Become AG Kane’s #2

Former Montgomery County Commissioner and former District Attorney Bruce Castor will join the state Attorney General’s office as second in command to embattled Kathleen Kane.

03/29/2016

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PA Bill Would Restrict Info About 911 Callers

The bill would prohibit the release of the names, telephone numbers, addresses and locations of 9-1-1 callers.

03/29/2016

(File photo of the Pennsylvania capitol dome in Harrisburg.  Credit: KYW Newsradio)

PA Budget Battle Lines Remain In Place Despite Temporary Resolution

Earlier this month the Republican-controlled state House and Senate sent the Democratic governor legislation intended to complete the budget he partially vetoed in December.

03/27/2016

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Former PA Justice Eakin Fined For Role In Email Scandal

Facing an ethics trial before the Court of Judicial Discipline, former Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Michael Eakin retired earlier this month.

03/24/2016

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PA Poll: Clinton Strong Lead, Trump And Kasich Battle It Out

A new Franklin and Marshall College poll shows Hillary Clinton cruising along in Pennsylvania, while Donald Trump finds himself in a dogfight on the Republican side.

03/24/2016

Drew Compton speaks with Capitol reporters. (credit: Tony Romeo)

Heroin Bust At Pennsylvania Senate Mail Facility

At least three Pennsylvania Senate employees have been fired after a heroin bust in a Senate mail facility in Harrisburg.

03/24/2016

(credit: Tony Romeo)

Democrats Ask Wolf Not To Veto Entire Budget Legislation

Citing concerns about possible school closures, Democratic state lawmakers are asking Governor Wolf not to do a complete veto of new budget legislation sent to him last week.

03/22/2016

(File photo of the Pennsylvania capitol dome in Harrisburg.  Credit: KYW Newsradio)

PA Medical Marijuana Train Slows For Now

It appears it will be at least few more weeks before a medical marijuana bill can get to Governor Wolf’s desk.

03/21/2016

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Gov. Wolf Still Reviewing Budget Legislation

Governor Wolf says at the request of legislative Democratic leaders, he is holding off action for another day on budget legislation sent to him last week.

03/21/2016

(The state capitol in Harrisburg.  File photo)

Wolf Promises Veto Of Latest PA Budget Bills

The Republican-controlled legislature has again approved legislation intended to complete the state budget that is now almost nine months overdue but, even before the final vote was taken, Governor Wolf promised a veto.

03/17/2016

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