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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.

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Pa. Attorney General: File A Complaint If You Think You’re Being Gouged For Electricity

Pennsylvania’s attorney general is inviting consumers to file complaints with her office if they believe they have experienced abnormal and extreme increases in costs for electricity.

02/27/2014

Barry Schoch (credit: Tony Romeo)

Pa. Officials Look At Ways To Get People Off Blocked Highways

After a harsh winter that featured motorists stranded for hours on highways, the state transportation secretary says officials are looking at ways to get people off roadways like the turnpike when they are shut down.

02/27/2014

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Poll: Wolf Leads The Pack In The Dems Race For Pennsylvania Governor

A new Franklin and Marshall College Poll shows a York County businessman who is spending millions of his own money to campaign has surged to a 25-point lead in the crowded race for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination.

02/26/2014

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PennDOT Begins Hauling In 20,000 Tons Of Extra Salt To Get Pa. Through Snowy Winter

Kirkpatrick says the problem with salt is not a lack of supply but rather a problem with distribution, so commercial haulers will work around-the-clock for the next week or so to get extra supplies into the state.

02/25/2014

Dr. Stuart Shapiro speaks  at a Capitol news conference. (credit: Tony Romeo)

PA Nursing Homes: “We’re On Brink Of Financial Collapse”

Nursing homes in Pennsylvania are sounding the alarm that they are on a path toward fiscal ruin.

02/23/2014

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Pa. PUC Suggests Electric Customers Socked in January Ask For Adjustments

A Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission spokeswoman says electric customers with variable-rate plans from competitive suppliers have seen winter rates double and even triple in some cases.

02/21/2014

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Former Pa. Auditor General Jack Wagner Confirms Run For Governor

The addition of Jack Wagner will swell to eight the ranks of Democrats seeking the nomination for governor of Pennsylvania.

02/20/2014

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Corbett Administration Submits Proposal To Use Medicaid Funds For Health Insurance

Governor Corbett proposes to use federal Medicaid money to subsidize private health insurance for adults who don’t currently have coverage.

02/20/2014

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Pennsylvania Senator Says Tavern Games Rollout ‘Worse Than Obamacare’

Early returns suggest the new law allowing for limited small games of chance in Pennsylvania taverns is a bust. And it could blow a hole in Governor Corbett’s proposed budget.

02/20/2014

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Pa. Lawmaker Plans Legislative Hearing Into Friday’s Massive Turnpike Pileup

Some have questioned why Pennsylvania Turnpike authorities lifted speed restrictions on the morning of the chain-reaction series of crashes.

02/19/2014

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PUC: Wholesale Increases Causing Some Electricity Rates To Rise Significantly

Increases in the wholesale market price for energy are causing some rates to double and triple.

02/17/2014

(Kathleen Kane answers questions before Senate Appropriations Committee. Credit: Tony Romeo)

Kane Pressed On Sandusky Probe

As state lawmakers began budget hearings this past week, Attorney General Kathleen Kane found herself being questioned about her probe into the Jerry Sandusky investigation.

02/16/2014

(Clymer (left) and Scavello confer before Capitol news conference. Credit: Tony Romeo)

PA Online Gambling Crackdown Proposed

At a time when some in Pennsylvania are looking at online gambling as a potential source of revenue, two state lawmakers are proposing to crack down on it.

02/16/2014

By Michele Bridge of Middletown, Delaware

Pa. Lawmakers, Education Department Spar Over 180 Day Rule

As snow days pile up, the spokesman for a top Pennsylvania lawmaker says there may not be enough time to pass legislation to waive the 180 day school requirement for this year.

02/14/2014

(A sign language interpreter with Gov. Tom Corbett.  Image from PCN)

Gov. Corbett Says Pa. National Guard Will Aid in Snowstorm Response

The governor says the Guard has 14 four-wheel-drive ambulances available to support civilian EMTs in areas of the state hardest hit by the storm.

02/13/2014

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