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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.

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

Top PA Senate Dem: Broad-Based Tax Increase Unlikely

Pennsylvania has been without a budget for almost four months.


State Education Secretary Pedro Rivera (left) at Capitol hearing Monday. (credit: Tony Romeo/KYW)

Pa. Schools Having Trouble Finding Substitute Teachers

As the Philadelphia School District struggles with finding enough teachers to staff classrooms, it appears the city is not alone when it comes to a shortage of substitutes.


Philadelphia International Airport, File photo. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Pa. Lawmakers Consider Slots Play At Airports

State lawmakers today held a hearing on the idea of allowing slots gambling at Pennsylvania’s six international airports.


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Pa. Lawmakers Eye Fantasy Sports Betting Sites

A key legislator on gaming issues says he’s not looking to ban fantasy sports betting sites in Pennsylvania, but he wants to make sure that players are protected.



Pa. Elections Official: Positive Reaction To Online Voter Registration

The state’s top elections official says response to Pennsylvania’s new online voter registration rollout has been “overwhelmingly positive.”


Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane. (credit: David Spunt)

Senate Panel To Study Whether Kane Can Function As AG

Pennsylvania’s top state senator today announced the formation of a panel that could lead to the removal of embattled Attorney General Kathleen Kane, who is facing criminal charges stemming from alleged leaks of grand jury information.


Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane. (credit: David Spunt)

Kane Spokesman: Minimal Impact From Law License Suspension

A spokesman says Attorney General Kathleen Kane told top staffers that there will be “minimal” impact on the functions of her office when her law license suspension takes effect after today.


(credit: Tony Romeo)

Pennsylvania Senators Mull Civil Forfeiture Reforms

A state Senate committee Tuesday tackled the issue of reforming the law that allows authorities to take and keep property suspected of being used in certain crimes.


File photo. (KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Pa. Drivers Warned To Be On The Lookout For Deer

Ron Ruman, spokesman for the state Insurance Department, says Pennsylvania motorists should know that under state law, insurance companies are not allowed to impose a surcharge due to an accident involving deer.


(Credit: Tony Romeo)

Wolf: I Wont ‘Cave’ On My Tax And Budget Proposals

Pennsylvania has now been without a budget for almost three and a half months.


Gov. Tom Wolf reacts to tax vote on Wednesday. (credit: Tony Romeo/KYW)

Pa. House Votes Down Governor’s Tax Proposals

The state House voted down the governor’s proposals, which included an increase in the personal income tax.


Auditor General Eugene DePasquale at Capitol  Tuesday. (credit: Tony Romeo/KYW)

Pa. Auditor General: Dept. Of Ed Overlooks Underperforming Schools

The state auditor general says a review by his office shows 561 underperforming schools – some 100 of them in Philadelphia – have been “overlooked” by the state Department of Education.


Republican Dave Reed, the House majority leader, speaks with reporters at the Capitol Tuesday. (credit: Tony Romeo/KYW)

Pa. House Vote Today On Wolf Tax Proposals

With Pennsylvania’s in its 99th day without a budget, the state House today is set to vote on the latest tax proposal put forward by Governor Wolf.


(Credit: Tony Romeo)

House Set To Vote On Governor Wolf’s Proposed Income Tax Hike

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf is proposing to increase the state personal income tax rate by half a percentage point, from 3.07 to 3.57 percent.


Kathleen Kane Press Conference

AG Kane Sued By Former Attorney In Her Office

Already facing criminal charges related to allegations that she violated grand jury secrecy, now Attorney General Kathleen Kane is facing civil litigation from the former head of the criminal appeals section of her office.




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