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.
By Tony Romeo HARRISBURG (CBS) — The issue of whether government payroll deductions to collect union dues should be allowed to continue began to heat up in the state capitol last week. Supporters of a [...]
Delaware County Republican Bill Adolph, who briefed members of the Main Line Chamber of Commerce on the bleak budget situation Friday morning, says it will be nearly impossible to maintain current spending without new revenue.
Published reports say the results of the attorney general’s probe show no evidence that Governor Tom Corbett deliberately slowed the pace of the investigation into Jerry Sandusky’s sex abuse.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, chairman of the Republican Governors Association, says poll-challenged colleague, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett, can win in November.
The chairman of the Gaming Control Board is sounding a note of caution about the possible launch of Internet gambling in Pennsylvania.
A state senate committee has advanced legislation that could start the lengthy process of amending the state constitution to reduce the size of the legislature and judiciary and to eliminate the post of lieutenant governor.
Sugarhouse general manager Wendy Hamilton is disputing the findings of a consultant hired by the legislature that the region can handle at least one more casino.
The state House overwhelmingly approved an amendment that would declare the Pennsylvania long rifle the official firearm of the Commonwealth.
The bill, which allows the posting of “In God We Trust” and the Bill of Rights in schools, was previously amended by the House to eliminate language that had required schools to display the national motto.
It is already the current policy of the state’s Department of Public Welfare to prohibit the use electronic benefits transfer cards for tobacco and alcohol, and to prohibit their use in casinos or adult entertainment establishments.
Former state representative Sam Rohrer is president of the American Pastors Network and the Pennsylvania Pastors Network, both based in Elverson, Pa.
With a deficit well north of a billion dollars, even some Republican lawmakers are eyeing a natural gas extraction tax.
Governor Corbett has met with the man hired by the attorney general to probe why Corbett’s investigation of Jerry Sandusky took as long as it did.
The Public Utility Commission says PECO and other power utilities should have done a better job.
Governor Tom Corbett has followed through on his previously stated intention to allow more natural gas drilling below Pennsylvania state parks and forests.