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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.

(Gov. Tom Wolf speaks at the Caln Elementary School, in Thorndale, Pa.  Image from Commonwealth of Pa. TV)

Gov. Wolf, in Chesco, Promotes Natural Gas Drilling Tax as Benefit For Pennsylvania’s Schools

Wolf says his natural gas drilling tax plan could raise $1 billion, most of which would go to education.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/11/2015

(credit: JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images)

House Republicans Eye PA Liquor Privatization Again

Even though Pennsylvania had a Republican governor at the time who made it a priority, liquor privatization couldn’t get through the Senate in the last session.

02/11/2015

(Tom Wolf, being sworn in as Pennsylvania governor on January 20th.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Wolf Administration Promises Orderly Transition to Simple Medicaid Expansion in Pennsylvania

Gov. Wolf’s spokesman, Jeff Sheridan, says there will be no interruption of coverage for those affected.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/09/2015

(Pennsylvania legislators listen as Delilah Rumburg of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape endorses new legislation limiting the parental rights of rapists.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Pennsylvania Legislature Revisits Proposed Law To Limit Parental Rights of Rapists

Delilah Rumburg, chief executive officer of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape, says as it stands now under Pennsylvania law, a rapist has parental rights when his victim chooses to keep the baby.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/09/2015

Governor Wolf signing the order. (Credit: Tony Romeo)

Wolf Creates Office Of Government ‘Transformation’

In one of his first acts since taking office, Governor Tom Wolf has signed an executive order creating an office of “transformation” in his administration.

02/06/2015

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

Kane’s Lawyers File Legal Briefs In Effort To Kill Grand Jury Presentment

Lawyers for Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane have filed a legal brief as she continues her effort to nullify a grand jury presentment.

02/05/2015

(Erik Arneson, left, with his attorney, Matt Haverstick.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Pa. Commonwealth Court To Hear Complaint Over Gov. Wolf’s Firing of Corbett Appointee

Erik Arneson (left) went to Commonwealth Court seeking an injunction to be reinstated as director of the Office of Open Records.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/04/2015

Erik Arneson at the Capitol on Tuesday, February 3, 2015. (Credit: Tony Romeo/KYW)

Gov. Wolf’s Firing Of Open Records Director To Be Argued In Commonwealth Court

Senate Republicans and the former director of the Office of Open Records are seeking an injunction against Democrat Wolf’s decision to fire the director.

02/04/2015

File photo: Former Pennsylvania Treasurer  Rob McCord. (credit: Tony Romeo)

McCord Resigns Immediately, Plans To Plead Guilty

A day after announcing his resignation, state Treasurer Rob McCord has made the stunning announcement that he’ll plead guilty to federal charges related to campaign donations.

01/30/2015

(The Capitol Building in Harrisburg.   Credit: Mladen Antonov/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Political Brawl Over Last-Minute Nominations Continues In Harrisburg

In the case of Open Records, the Wolf administration claims the director serves at the pleasure of the governor; Senate Republicans say the law was written otherwise.

01/28/2015

(File photo.  Credit: Justin Sullivan/ Getty Images)

With New Governor Comes New Push To Legalize Medical Marijuana In Pennsylvania

With Governor Tom Wolf now in office, chances for approval of medical marijuana in Pennsylvania have improved considerably. The effort to enact a law started from the beginning again Tuesday in the new session of the legislature.

01/27/2015

(Tom Wolf, being sworn in as Pennsylvania governor on January 20th.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Tom Wolf Sworn In As Newest Governor of Pennsylvania

Tom Wolf has been sworn in as Pennsylvania’s 47th governor, replacing Tom Corbett, a Republican.

01/20/2015

Tom Wolf on the day before his inauguration. (Credit: Tony Romeo/KYW)

Tom Wolf Says He’s Nervous But Proud As He Prepares To Take The Oath Of Office

“It’s a new job, so I’m a little nervous about that,” Wolf said. “But I’m really proud of the team I’ve put together who are going to work with me and help me move the state forward.”

01/20/2015

(Tom Wolf, right, takes part in a Martin Luther King Day event at Downey School, in Harrisburg.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Gov.-Elect Wolf Joins Volunteers for MLK Day Event in Harrisburg

Governor-elect Tom Wolf stopped by to help volunteers as part of a King Day of Service event at the Downey School, in Harrisburg.

01/19/2015

(Pa. governor Tom Corbett, in file photo. Credit: Patrick Smith/ Getty Images)

Gov. Corbett Demands Racy E-Mails Be Turned Over To Him

“It is critical for the governor to get this information in front of him so that he can make an informed determination on next steps,” said the governor’s communications director.

09/26/2014

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