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.
As members of the new state legislature were sworn in Tuesday, they got more bad budget news, with revenue collections for December coming in at nearly four percent less than expected.
A top state lawmaker is pushing an overhaul of state government as Pennsylvania faces another budget shortfall.
It’s all the result of transportation legislation enacted three years ago.
As promised, another increase in Pennsylvania Turnpike tolls will take effect in January.
The wholesale tax on gasoline sold in Pennsylvania is sent to increase for the third time in four years come January 1.
Donated gifts were shipped out via National Guard vehicles to county assistance offices for distribution.
This week’s rain has not provided enough moisture to lift the drought watch for the five counties of southeastern Pennsylvania.
Commonwealth Court has indicated it will make a decision by December 13th.
While the bill passed both the House and Senate by veto-proof margins, there are no more scheduled voting days in the current two-year session for a possible override, meaning that this bill would have to start over in the new session.
Because of the flaws he cited, Beemer released the email report without naming names.
The attorney general concludes there’s no evidence of conspiracy in the criminal justice system.
Selling off state stores has long been seen by advocates of privatization as their Holy Grail.
Liquor Control Board Chairman Tim Holden gave numbers on the expanded permits authorized by the new law that allow sales of wine by the bottle.
As promised, Governor Wolf has signed a bill that will change the way beer is sold in Pennsylvania.
Wolf will have even bigger Republican majorities to deal with in the next session of the legislature.
The NFL will also be prohibited from practices designed to preclude fans from using competing ticket exchanges.
Governor Wolf has signed into law a bill that will give the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission more tools to go after chronic toll evaders.
The sponsor of the bill said Pennsylvania is now among more than a dozen states that have enacted similar legislation.
Pennsylvania’s Attorney General says, while it’s premature to reach any conclusions, his office and state police are investigating a “pattern of voter registration irregularities across the Commonwealth.”
Governor Wolf has now signed legislation giving permanent authorization to Uber, Lyft and other ride sharing services in Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has signed into law a package of bills aimed to battle the state’s heroin and opioid crisis.
One big question is were these past two weeks really the final voting days of the session?
A spokesman says the governor will review the bill.
A bill that would give the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission more tools to go after chronic toll violators is now on its way to Governor Wolf’s desk.
All of the companies on the Pennsylvania Turnpike’s list of the top two dozen violators owe at least $20,000.
Ride-sharing took a major step toward legalization across the state of Pennsylvania on Monday.
The state Senate has sent the House a bill intended to encourage greater use of police body cameras in Pennsylvania. But not everybody is happy.
The effort to grant permanent, statewide authorization to Uber, Lyft and other ride-share services in Pennsylvania is halfway through the state legislature.
A spokesman says Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf will veto a bill on the way to his desk that contains a package of reforms of the Delaware River Port Authority.
The bill must get a final vote in the House before going back to the Senate.