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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.

Union Dues Rally. Photo Credit: Tony Romeo

Pa. Lawmakers Battle Over Union Dues Collection

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 [...]

06/09/2014

(The state capitol in Harrisburg.  File photo)

Key Pa. Lawmaker Says It Will Be Hard To Avoid Budget Cuts Without Tax Increases

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.

06/09/2014

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Reports: No Evidence Corbett Slowed Pace Of Sandusky Investigation

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.

06/07/2014

(Gov. Chris Christie, in file photo, by Kena Betancur/ Getty Images)

Governor Christie: Plenty Of Cash For Corbett

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, chairman of the Republican Governors Association, says poll-challenged colleague, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett, can win in November.

06/07/2014

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Gaming Regulator Says Internet Gambling In Pa. Is At Least A Year Away

The chairman of the Gaming Control Board is sounding a note of caution about the possible launch of Internet gambling in Pennsylvania.

06/04/2014

(The Capitol Building in Harrisburg.   Credit: Mladen Antonov/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Pa. Lawmakers Mull Smaller Legislature, Judiciary, And No Lt. Gov.

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.

06/04/2014

Sugarhouse Casino general manager Wendy Hamilton testifies before a Pennsylvania state senate committee.   Photo by Tony Romeo)

SugarHouse Boss Says Philadelphia Shouldn’t Have Another Casino

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.

06/03/2014

Clayton’s Hunting and Fishing in Horsham. (credit: Michelle Durham)

Philadelphia Lawmaker Rails Against Official ‘State Firearm’

The state House overwhelmingly approved an amendment that would declare the Pennsylvania long rifle the official firearm of the Commonwealth.

06/03/2014

The nation's motto "In God We Trust", seen here on the back of a $5 bill. (credit: Mike Dougherty)

Pa. House Advances ‘In God We Trust’ Bill

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.

06/03/2014

(Photo by Tony Romeo)

Pa. Lawmakers Move To Codify Legal Uses For Electronic Welfare Cards

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.

06/02/2014

Sam Rohrer, at the Pennsylvania capitol in Harrisburg.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Pastors’ Group Thinks Gov. Corbett Should Appeal Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Former state representative Sam Rohrer is president of the American Pastors Network and the Pennsylvania Pastors Network, both based in Elverson, Pa.

06/02/2014

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

Tough Budget Decisions Ahead For PA Lawmakers

With a deficit well north of a billion dollars, even some Republican lawmakers are eyeing a natural gas extraction tax.

06/02/2014

Jerry Sandusky arrives in court (credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Corbett Meets Investigator Examining His Handling Of Sandusky Scandal

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.

05/31/2014

(A Peco crew member at work after the February 5th ice storm. Photo by CBS-3)

PUC Issues Report Card On PECO, Other Utilities Response To February’s Ice Storm

The Public Utility Commission says PECO and other power utilities should have done a better job.

05/25/2014

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Corbett OKs More Drilling Beneath State Lands

Governor Tom Corbett has followed through on his previously stated intention to allow more natural gas drilling below Pennsylvania state parks and forests.

05/23/2014

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