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 Tom Corbett Wednesday night signed a disaster emergency proclamation in response to this week’s devastating storm.
Republican Gov. Tom Corbett is lauding the turnaround of Pennsylvania’s economy during the four years he was in office.
As to the importance of Corbett’s budget proposal, one need only consider that his poll numbers remain abysmal, and that his re-election campaign hired a former presidential speechwriter to tweak today’s address.
Pa. Electric Customers Urged To Review Contracts After Recent Price Increases In Wholesale Power Market
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission is warning electric customers who have a competitive supplier to review their contracts after recent price increases in the wholesale power market.
But Franklin & Marshall Poll director Terry Madonna notes that at just 23 percent, the number of folks who think Corbett is doing a “good” or “excellent” job is still quite low.
Despite the claims of a Pennsylvania state senator, the state police commissioner says those Super Bowl pools run by volunteer clubs are still illegal — and he says the law will be enforced this Sunday.
The state revenue secretary says the Pennsylvania Lottery could begin rolling out a keno game by the end of this year if a consensus can be reached.
The state Senate has passed and sent the House a bill that would outlaw so-called “revenge porn”.
But a spokesman for the senate majority leader says the fact that a hearing was held does not indicate a groundswell of support for medical marijuana in the state senate.
Rick Bloomingdale, president of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, addressed hundreds of union supporters at a capitol rally in opposition to the legislation.
Conservation measures will not only help maintain the power grid but will also help soften the blow of heating bills that may soar after yet another bout of bone-chilling cold.
State representative Brendan Boyle (D-Phila.) says a mandatory Holocaust curriculum is needed because of the growing notion that the Holocaust was a hoax.
Unions are up in arms about legislation that would end the practice of allowing union dues, fair share fees and political contributions to be deducted from paychecks.
Governor Corbett this past week said he’ll propose ten-percent additional funding for domestic violence and rape crisis programs.
Samantha Krepps, a spokeswoman for the commission, emphasizes the race dates have been suspended, not Harrah’s racing license.