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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.

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PA House Set To Vote On Medical Marijuana Bill

The measure would have to go back to the Senate, but Governor Wolf and other supporters of medical marijuana were already celebrating Tuesday.

03/16/2016

Corman, right, speaks with Capitol reporters. Photo Credit: KYW's Tony Romeo

PA GOP Lawmakers Try New Budget Tactic

Republicans in the state legislature are planning yet another maneuver in an effort to wrap up the budget for the current fiscal year… now almost nine months overdue.

03/16/2016

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Eakin Quits PA Supreme Court In Wake Of Email Scandal

A state Supreme Court justice facing ethics charges over his involvement in an email scandal shaking Pennsylvania government has announced his retirement from the bench.

03/15/2016

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Medical Marijuana Amendment Advances In Pennsylvania House

Medical marijuana has cleared a major hurdle in the state legislature with state House approval of an amendment Monday night.

03/14/2016

Brenda Dick speaks at Capitol event. (credit: Tony Romeo)

PA Advocates Renew Push To Eliminate Statute Of Limitations In Child Sex Abuse Cases

Advocates say they believe the grand jury report about abuse by priests in the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese is a tipping point in their effort to eliminate the statute of limitations in child sex abuse cases.

03/14/2016

Adolph, right, and Markosek to his left listen to budget testimony this past week.

PA Budget Hearings Conclude With Wide Divisions Remaining

Three weeks of budget hearings by state lawmakers have underscored the wide gulf that continues to exist between Pennsylvania’s Democratic governor and the Republican-controlled legislature.

03/13/2016

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Wolf Signs Executive Order On State Worker Minimum Wage Increase

Governor Wolf signed executive order Monday that will raise the minimum wage for some state workers.

03/07/2016

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Lawmakers Grill Kane About Contract For Email Investigation

Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s decision to hire special prosecutors to investigate controversial emails exchanged by state officials came under scrutiny as Kane appeared at state House budget hearings Monday.

03/01/2016

Gov. Wolf signs bill Tuesday. (credit: Tony Romeo/KYW)

Governor Signs Bill To Avert Horse Racing Shutdown In Pa.

Governor Wolf has signed a bill that will keep horse race tracks open in Pennsylvania.

02/24/2016

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House Democratic Leader: Kane Decision Not To Run “Takes Wind Out” Of Impeachment Sails

A state House subcommittee held its first hearing into the possible impeachment of Attorney General Kathleen Kane with Democrats signaling that Kane’s decision not to seek re-election has changed the game.

02/23/2016

Republican Jake Corman, the Senate majority leader, at Monday hearing. (credit: Tony Romeo/KYW)

Pa. Lawmakers Open Budget Hearings Amid Extraordinary Uncertainty

Pennsylvania lawmakers opened hearings Monday on Governor Wolf’s proposed budget under extraordinary circumstances.

02/22/2016

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Auditor General “Monitoring” Attorney General’s Email Probe

DePasquale also says he’s equally troubled by the lack of public accounting of the emails

02/17/2016

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PA House GOP Spokesman: Kane Impeachment Process Will Continue

The House last week authorized an impeachment investigation of Kane.

02/16/2016

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Wolf Signs Bill To Allow For Expansion Of Criminal Record Sealing

Governor Wolf today signed into law legislation that will make it easier for some non-violent offenders to have their criminal record sealed.

02/16/2016

(Pennsylvania attorney general Kathleen Kane, in 2013 file photo.  Credit: Bill Roswell)

Pa. Senate Falls Short In Vote On Ouster Of AG Kane

A resolution to remove embattled Attorney General Kathleen Kane from office failed in the state Senate Wednesday.

02/10/2016

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