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.

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

PA House Leader Continues Push To Overhaul Gov’t As Lawmakers Are Sworn In

As members of the new state legislature were sworn in Tuesday, they got more bad budget news, with revenue collections for December coming in at nearly four percent less than expected.

01/03/2017

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Amid Another Pennsylvania Budget Gap, Talk Of Redesigning Government

A top state lawmaker is pushing an overhaul of state government as Pennsylvania faces another budget shortfall.

12/21/2016

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Pennsylvania Bids Farewell To Vehicle Registration Stickers

It’s all the result of transportation legislation enacted three years ago.

12/14/2016

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Next Round Of Pennsylvania Turnpike Toll Hikes Hits In January

As promised, another increase in Pennsylvania Turnpike tolls will take effect in January.

12/14/2016

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PA Gas Tax Increase Set For January 1

The wholesale tax on gasoline sold in Pennsylvania is sent to increase for the third time in four years come January 1.

12/13/2016

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State Workers Send Holiday Cheer To 900 Pennsylvanians

Donated gifts were shipped out via National Guard vehicles to county assistance offices for distribution.

12/10/2016

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Southeastern Pennsylvania Remains Under Drought Watch Despite Rain

This week’s rain has not provided enough moisture to lift the drought watch for the five counties of southeastern Pennsylvania.

11/30/2016

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Hearing On PA Election Challenge Scheduled For Monday

Commonwealth Court has indicated it will make a decision by December 13th.

11/29/2016

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PA House GOP Spokesman: Police Names Bill Likely To Return

While the bill passed both the House and Senate by veto-proof margins, there are no more scheduled voting days in the current two-year session for a possible override, meaning that this bill would have to start over in the new session.

11/26/2016

Bruce Beemer at Capitol news conference.
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AG Beemer Email Probe A ‘Poor Use’ Of Taxpayer Money

Because of the flaws he cited, Beemer released the email report without naming names.

11/26/2016

Bruce Beemer at Capitol news conference.
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PA Attorney General: No Evidence Of Conspiracy In Emails

The attorney general concludes there’s no evidence of conspiracy in the criminal justice system.

11/22/2016

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Despite Push For Privatization, LCB Grows Number Of State Stores

Selling off state stores has long been seen by advocates of privatization as their Holy Grail.

11/20/2016

Holden at the Capitol. (credit: Tony Romeo)

LCB Updates Lawmakers On Expansion Of Wine Sales

Liquor Control Board Chairman Tim Holden gave numbers on the expanded permits authorized by the new law that allow sales of wine by the bottle.

11/20/2016

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Wolf Signs Beer Bill

As promised, Governor Wolf has signed a bill that will change the way beer is sold in Pennsylvania.

11/15/2016

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

PA Revenue Wonks See Red Ink

Wolf will have even bigger Republican majorities to deal with in the next session of the legislature.

11/15/2016

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