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.
A Medical Marijuana bill passed the Pennsylvania state house on Wednesday and is headed to the Senate.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission had decided to expand the 70 mile-an-hour speed limit to most of its system this spring.
The measure would have to go back to the Senate, but Governor Wolf and other supporters of medical marijuana were already celebrating Tuesday.
Republicans in the state legislature are planning yet another maneuver in an effort to wrap up the budget for the current fiscal year… now almost nine months overdue.
A state Supreme Court justice facing ethics charges over his involvement in an email scandal shaking Pennsylvania government has announced his retirement from the bench.
Medical marijuana has cleared a major hurdle in the state legislature with state House approval of an amendment Monday night.
Advocates say they believe the grand jury report about abuse by priests in the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese is a tipping point in their effort to eliminate the statute of limitations in child sex abuse cases.
Three weeks of budget hearings by state lawmakers have underscored the wide gulf that continues to exist between Pennsylvania’s Democratic governor and the Republican-controlled legislature.
Governor Wolf signed executive order Monday that will raise the minimum wage for some state workers.
Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s decision to hire special prosecutors to investigate controversial emails exchanged by state officials came under scrutiny as Kane appeared at state House budget hearings Monday.
Governor Wolf has signed a bill that will keep horse race tracks open in Pennsylvania.
A state House subcommittee held its first hearing into the possible impeachment of Attorney General Kathleen Kane with Democrats signaling that Kane’s decision not to seek re-election has changed the game.
Pennsylvania lawmakers opened hearings Monday on Governor Wolf’s proposed budget under extraordinary circumstances.
DePasquale also says he’s equally troubled by the lack of public accounting of the emails
The House last week authorized an impeachment investigation of Kane.