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 House has sent the Senate legislation long sought by advocates for victims of child sex abuse.
The state House could, as soon as Wednesday, send Governor Wolf a bill to legalize medical marijuana in Pennsylvania. A bill the governor has promised to sign.
A bill that would give victims of child sex abuse more time to seek justice is now teed up for a vote in the state House this week.
A voter referendum on raising the mandatory retirement age for Pennsylvania judges to age 70 to age 75 will be delayed, even though it will appear on the ballot in some counties.
The brakes have been put on a fast-tracked state House bill that would place new restrictions on abortion in Pennsylvania.
Medical marijuana legislation is back on the agenda again in the state capitol. A bill could get to Governor Tom Wolf later this week — but the path to the governor’s desk is still unclear.
Republican leaders in the state legislature say they are considering a lawsuit over Democratic Governor Tom Wolf’s plan to allocate $200-million extra for schools in the budget, $77-million of which he has earmarked for Philadelphia.
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has scheduled a ceremony Thursday to sign LGBT anti-discrimination executive orders.
The state House Judiciary Committee has advanced legislation long sought by advocates that would eliminate the statute of limitations for criminal prosecution of child sexual abuse.
A state House committee Monday advanced a bill that would ban elective abortions in Pennsylvania after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Governor Tom Wolf is already promising a veto.
Walter Cohen, a former acting attorney general, believes Kane is trying to bypass Bruce Beemer by installing someone she trusts as second in command.
Doug Harbach, spokesman for the Gaming Control Board, says he does not see the ruling as a major roadblock.
Former Montgomery County Commissioner and former District Attorney Bruce Castor will join the state Attorney General’s office as second in command to embattled Kathleen Kane.
The bill would prohibit the release of the names, telephone numbers, addresses and locations of 9-1-1 callers.
Earlier this month the Republican-controlled state House and Senate sent the Democratic governor legislation intended to complete the budget he partially vetoed in December.