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.

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

Pa. Senate To Vote Wednesday On Removal Of AG Kane

The state Senate is now poised to vote later this week on whether to remove Kathleen Kane as Pennsylvania’s Attorney General.

02/08/2016

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Pa. Supreme Court Rejects Kane Bid To Restore Law License; Senate Expected To Vote On Removal

The state Supreme Court has rejected Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s bid to lift the suspension of her law license.

02/05/2016

File photo: PA Governor Tom Wolf speaks to reporters. (Credit: Tony Romeo)

PA Lawmakers Send Governor Expungement Bill

A bill now on its way to Governor Wolf’s desk would expand Pennsylvania’s expungement law for non-violent offenders.

01/28/2016

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Panel Urges Senate Delay Vote On Removing Kathleen Kane

That recommendation is that the Senate hold off on a vote to remove Kane.

01/27/2016

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Senate Committee To Issue Kane Recommendations Today

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.

01/27/2016

Former Penn State President Graham Spanier.  (credit: Hunter Martin/ Getty Images)

Some Charges Dropped Against Former PSU Officials In Sandusky Case

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.

01/22/2016

Senate Transportation Committee meets Wednesday morning. (credit: Tony Romeo/KYW)

Pa. Lawmakers Advance Legislation To Crack Down On Unpaid Tolls

Pennsylvania lawmakers are mulling legislation that would have motorists risk suspension of their vehicle registration for failing to pay tolls.

01/21/2016

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Gov. Wolf To Sign Bill Delaying Controversial Graduation Exams

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.

01/20/2016

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Pennsylvania State Prison Population Notches Biggest Drop In 40-Plus Years

Pennsylvania’s state prisons notched their biggest population decline in more than four decades in 2015.

01/20/2016

Gov. Wolf speaks with reporters Tuesday in Harrisburg. (credit: Tony Romeo/KYW)

Wolf On First Anniversary: Proud Of My Stand On Budget

Despite an ongoing budget battle, Governor Wolf says he’s proud of his first year in office.

01/20/2016

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Kane Chief Of Staff Battles State Senators At Hearing

While Kathleen Kane did not appear at the hearing, others did on her behalf.

01/17/2016

Ed Rendell sworn in to testify before Senate committee Tuesday, January 12, 2016. (credit: Tony Romeo/KYW)

Rendell: Senate Using Wrong Approach To Remove Kane

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.

01/12/2016

Temple Campus Credit Paul Gluck

Pennsylvania House Democrats Block Funding For Temple, State-related Universities

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.

01/12/2016

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

On Eve Of Senate Hearing, Kane Seeks Reinstatement Of Law License

A special state Senate committee is scheduled to hold a hearing today on the future of embattled Attorney General Kathleen Kane. But Kane has made a last-minute appeal to the Supreme Court aimed at making that hearing unnecessary.

01/12/2016

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Analyst: Pa. Gov’t Likely To Juggle Two Budgets In Months Ahead

Pennsylvania may soon to find itself in a situation not seen in decades: a divided government wrestling with a second budget proposal while the first one is still not completed.

01/10/2016

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