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.

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Bruce Castor Moves Out Of AG Office, Bruce Beemer Moves In

Former Montgomery County DA and Commissioner Bruce Castor will be out of the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office at the end of the week.

09/06/2016

Castor speaking with reporters in Harrisburg on Tuesday.
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Castor Out At PA Attorney General’s Office

Castor remained first deputy but now Beemer has announced the appointment of Robert Mulle.

09/06/2016

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F&M Poll: Trump Gains On Clinton In Pennsylvania

A new Franklin and Marshall College Poll shows that Donald Trump has closed the gap a bit among likely Pennsylvania voters.

08/31/2016

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PA Corrections Department Makes Changes After Drug Dog Death

The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections has announced policy changes after the death of a drug dog left in a hot car in July.

08/31/2016

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Pennsylvania Senate Set To Vote On Attorney General Nominee Beemer

The state Senate is set to return nearly a month earlier than scheduled Tuesday to vote on Bruce Beemer’s nomination to serve the nearly five months that remain in Kathleen Kane’s term as Pennsylvania attorney general.

08/29/2016

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Wolf On Recreational Pot: Yes To Decriminalizing, No To Legalizing

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf is reiterating his position in favor of decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana on a statewide basis, while saying he still can’t support full legalization of recreational pot.

08/29/2016

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Report On Probe Of PA Porn Remains In Limbo

But his tenure as acting Attorney General may be brief as Governor Wolf has already nominated someone else to take over the office.

08/20/2016

Embattled Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane walks out of the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., surrounded by her security detail on Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, after a preliminary hearing on charges against her including perjury, false swearing and obstruction of justice. She is being held for trial. (Clem Murray/Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS via Getty Images)

Should PA Attorney General Be An Elected Position? Local Expert Says Yes

Pennsylvania’s Attorney General didn’t become an elected official until 1980.

08/20/2016

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Governor’s Attorney General Pick Is Kane’s Ex-Chief Deputy

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf is nominating Kathleen Kane’s former top deputy to step in as attorney general.

08/18/2016

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Impeachment Of Kane Still Possible Despite Conviction

Kathleen Kane resigned as Pennsylvania’s attorney general on Wednesday. But despite her conviction on perjury and other charges Monday night, impeachment proceedings against her may continue.

08/17/2016

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LCB Issues Dozens Of Permits For Wine To Go

It’s another part of the Liquor Control Board’s implementation of an overhaul of state liquor laws signed by Governor Wolf in June.

08/17/2016

Castor speaking with reporters in Harrisburg on Tuesday.
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Castor: ‘Have My Hands Around’ Job Of Attorney General

Former Montgomery County DA and Commissioner Bruce Castor becomes Pennsylvania’s acting attorney general on Wednesday.

08/16/2016

Parry speaks to House State Gov't Committee last week. 
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PA Lawmakers Eye Updating Elections

State lawmakers are beginning the discussion on how to approach modernizing Pennsylvania elections.

08/14/2016

LCB officials discuss liquor sales at a Wednesday event at a premium state store in York County. (credit: Tony Romeo)

LCB: 120 More State Stores To Open On Sundays

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board announced Wednesday that 120 more state stores will be open on Sundays.

08/10/2016

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LCB To Give Details On Expanded Sunday State Store Operations

A spokeswoman says there will be a “significant” number of new stores open on Sundays, starting this weekend.

08/09/2016

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