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.

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf. (credit: Tony Romeo/KYW)

Wolf: Pa. To Continue To Receive Syrian Refugees Despite Paris Terrorist Attacks

Governor Wolf says those responsible for the Paris terrorist attacks must be brought to justice.

11/17/2015

House Liquor Control Committee at Monday meeting. (credit: Tony Romeo/KYW)

Key Lawmaker: Pa. Closer Than Ever To Liquor Reform Deal

A proposal to reform liquor sales is just one of the many details that lawmakers and Governor Wolf must work out before a tentative budget agreement can be finalized and put up for a vote. A key lawmaker says deal on liquor has never been closer.

11/17/2015

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Wolf Says Pa. Will Continue To Receive Syrian Refugees In Spite Of Paris Attacks

In the statement, the governor says Pennsylvania officials will continue to work with federal authorities to ensure that all individuals are properly screened.

11/16/2015

File photo: PA Governor Tom Wolf speaks to reporters. (Credit: Tony Romeo)

Wolf Spokesman: Proposed Shale Tax A Casualty Of Compromise

That compromise, Sheridan says, will allow the Democratic governor to achieve his biggest goal: significant new education funding.

11/12/2015

The Capitol Building in Harrisburg. (Credit: MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Wolf, GOP Leaders: ‘Broad Framework’ Of Budget Deal Now In Place

Governor Wolf and Republican legislative leaders Tuesday evening confirmed that they do have the framework of a deal to end Pennsylvania’s budget stalemate that is more than four months old.

11/10/2015

House Gaming Oversight Committee Chairman John Payne pictured in the center. (Credit: Tony Romeo)

PA’s Turn To Examine Regulation Of Fantasy Sports Betting

As was the case in New Jersey, much of the discussion at the Pennsylvania House Gaming Oversight Committee focused on whether fantasy sports betting is a game of skill or chance.

11/10/2015

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Wolf, GOP Eye Major Sales Tax Increase To End Budget Impasse

With Pennsylvania in its fifth month without a budget, a deal to end the stalemate is taking shape.

11/09/2015

Lazzari-Strasiser (right). (credit: Tony Romeo/KYW)

Pa. DAs Testify On Kane Law License Suspension

A district attorney from western Pennsylvania told a special state Senate committee today that the suspension of Attorney General’s Kathleen Kane’s law license has the potential for a ‘tremendous ripple effect across the state.’

11/09/2015

Pa. Attorney General Kathleen Kane.  (credit: Tony Romeo/KYW)

Senate Panel Studying Kane Ouster To Hold Hearing Monday

The special Senate committee empaneled to study whether Attorney General Kathleen Kane can continue in office is scheduled to hold a public hearing Monday afternoon.

11/09/2015

File photo: PA Governor Tom Wolf speaks to reporters. (Credit: Tony Romeo)

Gov. Wolf Signs Labor Dispute Harassment Bill

Governor Tom Wolf has signed into law a bill that would prohibit parties involved in labor disputes from using tactics such as stalking, harassing or making threats of mass destruction.

11/06/2015

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Democrats Win All 3 Open Seats On Pa. Supreme Court

Philadelphia Judge Kevin Dougherty and Superior Court Judges David Wecht and Christine Donohue pulled off a Democratic sweep, winning all three open seats on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, sealing a Democratic majority on the high court for years to come.

11/03/2015

(File photo of the Pennsylvania capitol dome in Harrisburg.  Credit: KYW Newsradio)

Three Pa. Supreme Court Justices To Be Elected Today In Historic Race

The outcome of today’s election could determine which party has the majority on the state Supreme Court for years to come.

11/03/2015

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Pa. Supreme Court: No Immediate Action On Eakin Emails

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court hired a Pittsburgh law firm to review the private emails of Justice Michael Eakin that were furnished to the state Judicial Conduct Board by Attorney General Kathleen Kane.

11/02/2015

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F&M Poll Of PA Voters: Trump, Carson Lead GOP; Dems Love Clinton

Franklin and Marshall College Poll Director Terry Madonna says Donald Trump is at 23-percent, and Ben Carson at 22-percent, among Pennsylvania Republicans.

10/29/2015

(File photo of the Pennsylvania capitol dome in Harrisburg.  Credit: KYW Newsradio)

F&M Poll: PA Voters Say Government, Politicians #1 Problem

With a budget standoff that’s nearly four months old, the new Franklin and Marshall College Poll shows nearly two-thirds of Pennsylvania voters think the state is “on the wrong track.”

10/29/2015

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