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.

Governor Wolf: House GOP Budget Plan ‘Irresponsible’

It’s been almost two months since Governor Wolf allowed a new state budget to take effect without an agreement on how to fund it.

09/06/2017

State Lawmakers Press Wolf Administration On Unemployment Comp Mess

A funding dispute over unemployment claims processing prompted Governor Wolf to lay off hundreds of workers.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/02/2017

Wolf Calls For Universal Lead Testing For Pennsylvania Infants

Governor Wolf is calling on lawmakers to enact legislation that would provide for universal lead testing of all infants in Pennsylvania.

08/30/2017

Wolf Issues Warning, PA House GOP Mulls New No-Tax, No Borrow-Revenue Plan

State House Republican members this week are being briefed on a new proposal to balance the budget that would rely mostly on transferring what supporters say is surplus money from special funds.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/29/2017

Analysis: Key State Senator Shocked, Shocked That There Is Illegal Gaming In PA Taverns

A key state Senator has taken a curious tack in the debate over allowing so-called VGT’s in liquor licensed establishments.

08/12/2017

Pa. Gaming Board Again Votes In Favor Of Live! Casino Expansion

The gaming board, for a second time Wednesday, ruled that the involvement of the principal owner of Parx in Stadium’s Live! Hotel and casino project is not a violation of state law.

08/09/2017

Liquor Control Board Defends Planned Price Increase

The chairman of the Liquor Control Board Wednesday defended a plan to raise prices on more than 400 wine and spirits products later this month.

08/02/2017

PA Turnpike Toll Amnesty Ends Friday

The clock runs out at 7 p.m. Friday.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/01/2017

Wolf: ‘Comfortable With Communications’ As Revenue Discussions Drag On

The state budget was passed on June 30th, and Governor Wolf had ten days to act on it.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/01/2017

No End In Sight To PA Budget Stalemate

Unable to reach a deal with the House on a plan to fully fund the budget that became law earlier this month, the Senate forged ahead on its own.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/29/2017

CLS Attorney Raises Concerns On Possible Natural Gas Tax

The State Senate has approved legislation that would impose a tax on natural gas drillers. But residential customers would also be tapped to help pay for Pennsylvania’s new budget.

07/27/2017

PA Senate Sends House Tax Package Impacting Natural Gas Drillers, Customers

The next move is up to the House, now that the state Senate has approved a slate of taxes to help patch a hole in the new state budget.

07/27/2017

Taxes, Borrowing, Gaming At Heart Of PA Budget Impasse

A Sunday session of the state House was cancelled after majority Republicans failed to rally around Speaker Mike Turzai’s proposal.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/23/2017

PA Senate To Return This Week After House Strikes Out In Budget Effort

The state Senate is expected to return this coming week.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/23/2017

Tom Wolf

Pennsylvania Budget Revenue Talks Grind On

Another day, another layer of uncertainty Tuesday as talks on how to pay for Pennsylvania’s new budget plod along.

07/18/2017

Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission Approves 6 Percent Toll Increase For Next Year

The increase will take effect at 12:01 a.m. on Jan. 7, 2018.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/18/2017

Revenue Negotiations Drag On At PA Capitol

The state Senate returned to session Monday but ended up with nothing to show for it.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/17/2017

PA Budget In Limbo As Monday Night Deadline For Revenue Plan Nears

Governor Wolf has expressed optimism in his public comments since the budget bill was passed June 30th.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/09/2017

PA To Create ‘Rare Disease Advisory Council’

Governor Wolf says the Rare Disease Advisory Council will serve the state legislature.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/08/2017

Day 7 And Counting With No PA Revenue Plan

The clock continues to run toward a Monday night deadline for Governor Wolf to act on a state budget passed a week ago.

07/07/2017

Pennsylvania Budget Still Lacks Revenue Plan

The budget bill remains sitting on the governor’s desk, as legislative leaders continue struggling with how to close a deficit of more than $2 billion.

07/05/2017

Pennsylvania Turnpike Launches Toll Amnesty Program

If you owe back tolls and fees to the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, now is the time to make good

07/05/2017

Wolf Signs Bill Strengthening Penalties For Child Endangerment

Governor Wolf says the bill signed into law, allows courts to take into account the age of a child put in danger and the degree of harm.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/03/2017

PA Budget Passed; Revenue Deal Still Elusive

As expected, on Friday, the last day of the fiscal year, state lawmakers sent Governor Wolf a compromise budget, without a plan to pay for the spending.

06/30/2017

Tom Wolf

Wolf Vetoes Bill To Prohibit Plastic Bag Bans

As promised, Governor Wolf has vetoed a bill that would prevent cities like Philadelphia and other municipalities from banning or taxing plastic bags.

06/30/2017

PA Awards First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Permits

Pennsylvania health officials announced on Thursday the first 27 firms to get medical marijuana dispensary permits.

06/29/2017

Pennsylvania Senate Passes ‘Clean Slate’ Legislation

The measure builds on a law enacted in 2016 that allowed individuals convicted of low-level, non-violent misdemeanors to petition a court to have the record sealed.

06/28/2017

Wolf Signs ‘Stolen Valor’ Bill To Protect Veterans

The bill signed by Governor Wolf makes it a crime to impersonate a soldier, a veteran, or the recipient of a service medal or decoration.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/27/2017

Wolf To Sign Police Camera Bill Despite Reservations

The bill creates statewide policy for recordings made by police, and has provisions intended to encourage broader use of police body cameras.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/27/2017

PA House Approves Bill Cracking Down On ‘Stop-and-Go’ Stores

The bill now goes to the Senate for consideration.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/27/2017

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