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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LCB Clarifies Rules For Home Delivery Of Beer In Pennsylvania

The Liquor Control Board has issued guidelines for home delivery of beer in Pennsylvania.

03/14/2015

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Execution Dates Set For Two Pa. Men, Unlikely To Be Carried Out

The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections has issued a notice of execution for two inmates – including a Philadelphia man. But a spokesman says Governor Wolf’s death penalty moratorium remains in effect.

03/12/2015

(William Ryan, chairman of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, testifies before members of the Pa. House.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Pa. Gaming Control Chair Says Approval of 2nd Philadelphia Casino Was The Right Thing

Appearing today at state House budget hearings, William Ryan defended the board’s decision to award a license for a second casino in Philadelphia.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/12/2015

Attorney General Kathleen Kane at Tuesday's budget hearing in Harrisburg. (Credit: Tony Romeo/KYW)

Lawmakers Avoid Controversy During AG Budget Hearing

Kathleen Kane’s appearance at House budget hearings came not only on the eve of the Supreme Court arguments in her case, but on the same day that more charges were filed by Philadelphia DA Seth Williams in a sting operation involving Philadelphia lawmakers.

03/11/2015

Delaware County Republican Bill Adolph, the House Appropriations chairman (right) and Joe Markosek, ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee (left) at Monday hearing. (credit: Tony Romeo/KYW)

Pa. State House Appropriations Committee Kicks Off Weeks Of Hearings On Gov. Wolf’s Budget Proposal

Battle lines are taking shape as the Republican-controlled state House held the first day of hearings on Democratic Governor Tom Wolf’s ambitious budget proposal.

03/09/2015

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GOP Digs In On Pension Reform After Wolf Budget Address

Addressing the spiking costs of school and state employee pensions is one of the main subplots of the battle that lay ahead over the budget proposal rolled out by Governor Wolf this past week.

03/08/2015

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Analyst: Wolf Budget Strategy Clever, But Still A Tough Sell

A prominent political analyst says Governor Wolf’s decision to couple property tax relief with income and sales tax hikes gives him the best chance to get his budget proposal through the legislature.

03/08/2015

Tricia Wertz speaking, Republican Mike Vereb is on far right. (credit: Tony Romeo)

Legislative Republicans, Critics Vow To Fight Wolf’s Death Penalty Moratorium

Legislative Republicans and other critics vow to turn up the heat on Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf over his decision to impose a moratorium on the state’s death penalty.

03/07/2015

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Gov. Wolf’s Budget Address Outlines Far-Reaching Overhaul of Taxes — Some Up, Some Down

Wolf called for a tax on natural gas drilling, to increase the state’s contribution to public schools to 50 percent.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/03/2015

File photo: PA Governor Tom Wolf. (credit: Tony Romeo)

Gov. Wolf Presents Budget Address To PA Legislature Tuesday

All indications are that Governor Wolf will propose sweeping changes to state taxes, including increases in the state’s personal income tax, sales tax and reductions in property taxes.

03/03/2015

Governor Tom Wolf, in file photo. (credit: Tony Romeo)

Gov. Wolf To Propose Property Tax Relief Across Pennsylvania, Wage Tax Relief in Philadelphia

KYW Newsradio has learned that a siginificant reduction in the Philadelphia wage tax will be part of Governor Wolf’s budget proposal that will be laid out tomorrow.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/02/2015

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Medical Marijuana In PA: Less If, More How

Support for legalization of medical marijuana in Pennsylvania is building, but what might the bill that the legislature sends that governor look like?

03/01/2015

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PUC Gives Verizon Price Flexibility Over Basic Service In Urban Areas

It appears the state’s biggest basic landline provider will soon be able to set its own prices for local exchange service without approval of state regulators.

02/27/2015

Pennsylvania Driver's License (Credit: Andrew Kramer)

Tens Of Thousands Of Pa. Drivers Getting New Licenses After Faulty Ones Issued

If you got or renewed your Pennsylvania driver’s license over the past four months, you may be getting a new one in the mail.

02/27/2015

House Speaker Mike Turzai (left) speaks with Capitol reporters after the vote. (Credit: Tony Romeo)

State House Passes Bill That Would Privatize Liquor Sales in Pa.

For the second time in two years, the state House is sending senate legislation to privatize liquor sales in Pennsylvania.

02/26/2015

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