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 federal government is allowing the lowest-income families who are enrolled in Pennsylvania’s health insurance program for children to keep their coverage through the end of the year.
Corbett says he has several additional options regarding the ruling by a Commonwealth Court judge that the voter ID requirement is unconstitutional: he can ask for a hearing before the entire Commonwealth Court, or he can appeal to the state Supreme Court.
The Senate Law and Justice Committee has scheduled a hearing for the last Tuesday of the month on a bill to allow marijuana use for medical purposes. The bill has seven co-sponsors, including one GOP Senator.
But despite another year-to-year increase in table games action, overall revenue at Pennsylvania’s casinos was down slightly in 2013.
A Pennsylvania Senate committee postponed a vote yesterday on a bill that would direct state and local agencies not to comply with federal law allowing for the “indefinite detention” of people by the United State government.
The legislation makes it a crime to expose explicit images of an “intimate partner” to a third party for the intent of harassment.
The Pennsylvania House has sent the Senate a bill that would prevent municipalities from punishing crime victims or people in need of emergency services who are involved in multiple calls for assistance.
The proposed law would make it a crime to expose sexually explicit images of an “intimate partner” to a third party for the intent of harassment.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation says it has already spent half its winter weather budget, but promises it will be business-as-usual no matter what the rest of the season brings.
Word this past week that liquor privatization talks are heating up again in the state capitol prompts the question: if a deal on legislation is reached, what might it look like?
In the wake of Bridgegate, some vulnerable politicians might distance themselves from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, at least for the time being.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has granted a temporary waiver of hauling restrictions for home heating oil suppliers that are having difficulty keeping up with demand in this bitter winter weather.
John Donnelly, a lawyer representing the casino on Delaware Avenue, argued for standing on the grounds that competition has increased greatly since the state’s gambling law was passed.
It appears state legislative leaders are preparing to take another crack at reforming alcohol sales in Pennsylvania.
Convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky spent this morning testifying in a hearing, trying to overturn a ruling that denied him his state pension.