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.
Despite blistering criticism from state Democrats, Governor Corbett has decided to once again extend the bid by a British-based firm to manage the Pennsylvania Lottery.
The report shows that the “Provence” and “Market 8″ projects proposed for center city and the “Wynn Philadelphia,” proposed for Fishtown, are generally among the top three in several of the categories in the economic impact study.
The national motto, designated by Congress and President Eisenhower in 1956, is “In God We Trust.”
Governor Corbett has signed a bill that will put an end to so-called “triple-dipping” by retired state employees who return to state work and then collect unemployment.
Pennsylvania’s lieutenant governor and his wife have decided to end her state police protection now that Suzanne Cawley’s security detail has racked up more costs than his.
The governor is urging voters to contact their legislators and make known their desire for passage of a transportation funding bill.
Gov. Corbett said the change allowing doctors to offer condolences will improve the relationship between patients and their health care providers.
The speaker of the state house says he’s not dismissing a move by a Republican member to begin impeachment proceedings against Attorney General Kathleen Kane for her decision not to defend Pennsylvania’s marriage law in court.
The speaker of the state house now says a vote on legislation to raise new funds for roads, bridges and mass transit won’t happen until next month at the earliest.
The speaker of the Pennsylvania House now says a vote on legislation to raise new funds for roads, bridges, and mass transit won’t happen until next month at the earliest.
Pennsylvania state senator Andy Dinniman (D-Chesco) is backing several measures that would toughen laws against harming pets and one that would allow “therapy” dogs on public transit.
Amid concerns about privacy, the state House has passed and sent the Senate a bill that would create a state database to monitor the dispensing and use of prescription drugs.
A spokesman for Lt. Governor Jim Cawley said Monday night that his boss was being admitted for an overnight stay at a Harrisburg hospital as a precautionary measure, as he awaited the results of tests.
Krabbe Disease, which robs its victims of motor skills, is not curable, but advocates say early detection and treatment is critical for newborn babies.
The new system is based on the last digit of your social security number.