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 Senate returns from summer break Monday to tackle a controversial no-tax revenue plan passed by the House last week.
Voting mostly along party lines, the state House has passed a controversial, Republican-crafted revenue plan to pay for Pennsylvania’s already-enacted budget without significant tax increases.
A group of House Republican members informally known as the “Taxpayer Caucus” propose to use what they say are surpluses in special funds.
The state House is expected to vote Tuesday on a controversial plan to balance the already enacted state budget without major tax hikes or borrowing.
The revenue proposal involves tapping special funds that are not in the state’s general fund budget.
It’s a new approach called “Accelerated Bridge Construction,” or ABC.
Governor Wolf says he’s concerned that US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos will, as soon as Thursday, announce changes to Title IX enforcement in schools.
It’s been almost two months since Governor Wolf allowed a new state budget to take effect without an agreement on how to fund it.
A funding dispute over unemployment claims processing prompted Governor Wolf to lay off hundreds of workers.
Governor Wolf is calling on lawmakers to enact legislation that would provide for universal lead testing of all infants in Pennsylvania.
State House Republican members this week are being briefed on a new proposal to balance the budget that would rely mostly on transferring what supporters say is surplus money from special funds.
A key state Senator has taken a curious tack in the debate over allowing so-called VGT’s in liquor licensed establishments.
The gaming board, for a second time Wednesday, ruled that the involvement of the principal owner of Parx in Stadium’s Live! Hotel and casino project is not a violation of state law.
The chairman of the Liquor Control Board Wednesday defended a plan to raise prices on more than 400 wine and spirits products later this month.
The clock runs out at 7 p.m. Friday.
The state budget was passed on June 30th, and Governor Wolf had ten days to act on it.
Unable to reach a deal with the House on a plan to fully fund the budget that became law earlier this month, the Senate forged ahead on its own.
The State Senate has approved legislation that would impose a tax on natural gas drillers. But residential customers would also be tapped to help pay for Pennsylvania’s new budget.
The next move is up to the House, now that the state Senate has approved a slate of taxes to help patch a hole in the new state budget.
A Sunday session of the state House was cancelled after majority Republicans failed to rally around Speaker Mike Turzai’s proposal.
The state Senate is expected to return this coming week.
Another day, another layer of uncertainty Tuesday as talks on how to pay for Pennsylvania’s new budget plod along.
The increase will take effect at 12:01 a.m. on Jan. 7, 2018.
The state Senate returned to session Monday but ended up with nothing to show for it.
Governor Wolf has expressed optimism in his public comments since the budget bill was passed June 30th.
Governor Wolf says the Rare Disease Advisory Council will serve the state legislature.
The clock continues to run toward a Monday night deadline for Governor Wolf to act on a state budget passed a week ago.
The budget bill remains sitting on the governor’s desk, as legislative leaders continue struggling with how to close a deficit of more than $2 billion.
If you owe back tolls and fees to the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, now is the time to make good
Governor Wolf says the bill signed into law, allows courts to take into account the age of a child put in danger and the degree of harm.