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.
The state Senate is now poised to vote later this week on whether to remove Kathleen Kane as Pennsylvania’s Attorney General.
The state Supreme Court has rejected Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s bid to lift the suspension of her law license.
A bill now on its way to Governor Wolf’s desk would expand Pennsylvania’s expungement law for non-violent offenders.
That recommendation is that the Senate hold off on a vote to remove Kane.
A state Senate committee is expected to issue recommendations today that could set the stage for a Senate vote on whether to remove embattled Attorney General Kathleen Kane.
The Commonwealth’s case against three former Penn State officials who had been charged with covering up the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal suffered a severe blow Friday with a ruling by state Superior Court.
Pennsylvania lawmakers are mulling legislation that would have motorists risk suspension of their vehicle registration for failing to pay tolls.
Governor Wolf says he will sign a bill on the way to his desk that will delay for two years the use of controversial exams as part of the graduation requirement for Pennsylvania high school students.
Pennsylvania’s state prisons notched their biggest population decline in more than four decades in 2015.
Despite an ongoing budget battle, Governor Wolf says he’s proud of his first year in office.
While Kathleen Kane did not appear at the hearing, others did on her behalf.
Former Governor Ed Rendell told a state Senate committee Tuesday that the Senate should not remove Kathleen Kane as attorney general based on the fact that her law license has been suspended.
Democrats in the state House have, for now, blocked bills that would approve funding for Temple, Lincoln and other state-related universities as the battle over the state budget continues.
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