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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.

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

Cigarette Tax Proposal To Fund Philadelphia Schools Moves Forward In Pa. Senate

In something of a surprise move, the state Senate Monday night approved an amendment that would enact the cigarette tax for Philadelphia schools. Mayor Michael Nutter celebrated the moment.

06/30/2014

(credit: Tony Romeo)

Corbett Renews Call For Compromise On Philly School Funding, Public Pension Reform

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett is renewing his appeal for compromise on the issues of Philadelphia school funding and public employee pension reform.

06/30/2014

Sen. Hughes (right), and Sen. Mike Stack (D Phila) meet with reporters Sunday night. (Credit: Tony Romeo)

Philadelphia Dems Reject School Money Link To Pension Reform

Democrats have swatted down a proposal by Governor Corbett to link votes for public pension reform to Philadelphia school funding.

06/30/2014

Kathleen Kane (left) at Monday newser on the Sandusky report. (Credit: Tony Romeo)

Analyst: Sandusky Report Damaging To Kane

It’s been an eventful week for Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane and not in a good way

06/29/2014

File Photo (Pa. state senate majority leader Dominic Pileggi, credit: Tony Romeo)

PA Legislative Leaders Working On No Tax Hike Budget

Majority Republican leaders in the state legislature now say new taxes are no longer part of the discussion.

06/28/2014

(File photo.  Credit: Philippe Lopez/ AFP/ Getty Images.)

Applicant Trying For Philly’s Second Casino License Drops Out Of Competition

Penn National Gaming has formally withdrawn its proposal for a $480 million casino on Packer Avenue in the city’s sports and entertainment district.

06/27/2014

(File photo of the Pennsylvania capitol dome in Harrisburg.  Credit: KYW Newsradio)

Paycheck Deduction Bills Advance In Pa. Legislature

Controversial legislation that would limit union deductions from the paychecks of public employees is in position for a possible vote as lawmakers wrap up work before summer recess.

06/27/2014

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Drone Bills Pass The Pa. Senate

The sponsor of the bills says the legislation is prompted by sportsmen in Massachusetts who expressed concerns about drones being used to videotape legal hunting and fishing.

06/27/2014

(Pa. attorney general Kathleen Kane with Geoffrey Moulton, the former federal prosecutor who conducted the review of the Sandusky prosecution under Tom Corbett.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Pa. Attorney General Kane Admits She Erred in Monday’s Sandusky Statement

Kane’s office now admits that one of the victims to whom she referred on Monday as overlooked in Tom Corbett’s probe was actually one of those who testified against Sandusky at his 2012 trial.

06/25/2014

State Senator Anthony Williams and supporters (credit: Tony Romeo)

A Rally In Harrisburg For Philadelphia School Funding

Philadelphia City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson told supporters gathered in the state capitol rotunda that the state needs a new school funding formula.

06/25/2014

(State rep. Bill Adolph, chairman, speaks during a meeting of the Pa. House Appropriations Committee.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

House Version of Pa. Budget to Incorporate Liquor Store Privatization

In an apparent effort to light a fire under the feet of their counterparts in the state senate, a committee in the Pennsylvania House has advanced a new state budget partially funded by revenues from the sale of liquor retailing licenses.

06/24/2014

(Pa. attorney general Kathleen Kane with Geoffrey Moulton, the former federal prosecutor who conducted the review of the Sandusky prosecution under Tom Corbett.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Probe: No Political Foot-Dragging By Then-AG Corbett in Sandusky Prosecution

The long-awaited report on the length of the Jerry Sandusky investigation concludes that there is no evidence to support that the probe was deliberately slowed down for political reasons.

06/23/2014

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PA Attorney General’s Report On Sandusky Investigation Being Made Public

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane on Monday morning was set to release the long-awaited report on the investigation of how the Jerry Sandusky case was handled.

06/23/2014

(credit: Mike Dougherty)

Pa. Sues Over Gasoline Additive Contamination

Lawyers for Governor Corbett and Attorney General Kathleen Kane have filed a lawsuit in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court seeking relief from widespread water pollution caused by a gasoline additive used prior to 2005.

06/20/2014

Natural Gas Drilling ( FILE PHOTO by MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Pa. Budget Chief Won’t Rule Out Natural Gas Drilling Tax

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett’s budget secretary says the administration is not ruling out a tax on natural gas drilling as Corbett and lawmakers grapple with a budget deficit of more than a billion dollars.

06/18/2014

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