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.

Wolf To Sign Bill That Will Expand Animal Protections

It’s known as Libre’s law, named for a Boston Terrier rescued after being left for dead at a Lancaster County dog breeding facility.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/20/2017

Bill To Prohibit Bans And Taxes On Plastic Bags Goes To Governor

A bill that would prevent cities like Philadelphia and other municipalities from banning or taxing plastic bags is on its way to Governor Wolf’s desk. 


AG Shaprio: No Charges Against Wagner In Scuffle

The DA of York County, where the May incident occurred, saying he’s known Wagner for decades, referred the case to the attorney general.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/13/2017

Citing Controversy, Senators Seek Change In Selecting Pa. Lt. Gov.

Citing Controversy, Senators Seek Change In Selecting Pa. Lieutenant Governor

A bipartisan group of senators is proposing to change the way Pennsylvania elects lieutenant governors.


Governor Wolf Signs Pension Reform Bill Into Law

Governor Wolf and other supporters of the public employee pension reform bill he signed call it historic.


Permits For Pa. Medical Marijuana Growers, Dispensaries On Track To Be Issued By End Of June

The state Department of Health says it still expects to issue permits for marijuana grower,/processors and dispensaries by the end of this month. 


‘Fairness’ Debated As Lawmakers Examine Proposed State Police ‘Municipal Fee’

Governor Wolf has proposed charging municipalities $25 per resident if they rely on state police instead of their own police.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/11/2017

Wolf To Sign Public Employee Pension Reform Bill Next Week

Wolf To Sign Public Employee Pension Reform Bill Next Week

A spokesman says Governor Tom Wolf next week will sign a bill on the way to his desk that will change the pension structure for future Pennsylvania public school teachers and state employees.


Feds Give PA One Month ‘Grace Period’ On Real ID Deadline

The Department of Homeland Security has given PA a one month ‘grace period’ of Tuesday’s deadline for Real ID compliant drivers’ licenses.


Philadelphia Lawmaker Pushes Bill To Ban ‘Lunch Shaming’

A state lawmaker from Philadelphia is calling for passage of a bill that would ban “lunch shaming” in Pennsylvania schools.


Democrats Try To Slow Fast-Tracked Pennsylvania Pension Reform Bill

The latest version of a public pension reform bill passed the state Senate Monday, and is expected to get a vote in the House later this week.


Pa. House Panel Advances Roosevelt Boulevard Speed Camera Bill

A bill that would allow the city of Philadelphia to place speed enforcement cameras along Roosevelt Boulevard has cleared its first hurdle in the state House.


Pa. House Speaker: ‘Very Seriously’ Considering Run For Governor

Republican Mike Turzai says if he does make a run for governor, he will not step down as House Speaker.


E-ZPass ‘Feedback’ Signals Disappearing From Pa. Turnpike Exchanges

The Turnpike is upgrading its E-ZPass toll technology — and those “feedback” signals – green means your toll has been paid, yellow for low balance — don’t fit the new scheme.


Pa. Lawmakers Seek Consensus As Clock Ticks On ‘Real ID’

There’s no clear sign of agreement among state lawmakers and the governor as the deadline to act on compliance with federal ‘Real ID’ requirements draws near.


Pennsylvania House Panel Advances ‘Sanctuary Campus’ Bill

A state house committee has given its approval to a bill that could financially punish ‘sanctuary’ college and university campuses in Pennsylvania.


F&M Poll: Majority In PA Now Support Legalizing Pot

It’s a first for the Franklin and Marshall College Poll: a majority of Pennsylvanians now support legalizing marijuana use.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/11/2017

AG To Examine Incident Involving GOP State Senator Running For Governor

Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s office has joined the investigation of an incident involving a Republican state Senator who’s running for governor – and an unwelcome videographer.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/09/2017

Governor Wolf To Sign EpiPen Immunity Bill

A spokesman says Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf will sign a bill heading to his desk that would clear the way for school bus drivers and crossing guards to assist students suffering severe allergic reactions.


PA Fiscal Office: Consumer Spending Tied To Sagging Revenue

The state agency that draws up revenue projections for Pennsylvania’s government says one big reason those estimates are off is that you’re not spending your money.


Pennsylvania Budget Blues Get Bluer

Pennsylvania revenues have been running below estimate all fiscal year long, but April, normally a big month for collections, takes the proverbial cake.


Most Pennsylvania Casinos Oppose Video Gaming Terminals

Most of Pennsylvania’s casinos are again voicing their opposition to possible legalization of thousands of video gaming terminals in taverns, restaurants and clubs and other locations.


Pennsylvania House, Senate Pass Bills On Challenges To Local Gun Laws

The state House and Senate this week each passed their own versions of legislation to revive a law that made it easier for gun rights activists and groups to sue municipalities like Philadelphia that enact their own gun restrictions.


Opponents: PA Bill Would Defund Planned Parenthood

A state Senate committee has advanced legislation that opponents say is an attempt to defund Planned Parenthood in Pennsylvania.


Auditor General: Audit Of Pa. Unemployment Comp System ‘Stunning’

Pennsylvania’s auditor general says the state’s unemployment compensation system has suffered from incompetent management.


Pa. Lawmakers Mull Expanded Access To Post-Conviction DNA Testing

A Philadelphia man who spent 25 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit was the star witness at a state Senate hearing on expanding access to DNA testing for people already convicted of crimes.


Wolf To Sign Bill For Temporary Unemployment Claim Processing Fix

A spokesman says Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf will sign a bill headed for his desk intended to be a short term fix for problems with the state’s unemployment compensation processing system.


More Liquor Reform Bills Teed Up In PA House

The state House Liquor Control Committee has advanced two more bills as lawmakers get ready to tackle more possible reforms to alcohol sales in Pennsylvania.


Wolf Announces Packages Of Bills To Combat Student Sexual Assault 

State lawmakers joined with Governor Wolf Tuesday to roll out a package of bills intended to protect students from sexual assault.


PA Nurse Practitioners Renew Push For Full Practice Authority

Nurse practitioners descended on the state Capitol today to renew their push for legislation that would give them full authority to practice medicine.




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