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.
In an apparent effort to light a fire under the feet of their counterparts in the state senate, a committee in the Pennsylvania House has advanced a new state budget partially funded by revenues from the sale of liquor retailing licenses.
The long-awaited report on the length of the Jerry Sandusky investigation concludes that there is no evidence to support that the probe was deliberately slowed down for political reasons.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane on Monday morning was set to release the long-awaited report on the investigation of how the Jerry Sandusky case was handled.
Lawyers for Governor Corbett and Attorney General Kathleen Kane have filed a lawsuit in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court seeking relief from widespread water pollution caused by a gasoline additive used prior to 2005.
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett’s budget secretary says the administration is not ruling out a tax on natural gas drilling as Corbett and lawmakers grapple with a budget deficit of more than a billion dollars.
A Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission spokesman says this will be the first time in a couple of years that the toll hike will apply evenly to cash and E-Z Pass customers.
One measure will provide model curriculum guidelines and teacher training for genocide and Holocaust education. If, after two years of implementation, less than 90-percent of Pennsylvania public schools are offering that education, it will be mandated.
On the same day President Obama signed an executive order preventing discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity by federal contractors, supporters of similar anti-discrimination legislation pressed their case in the state capitol Monday.
The current fiscal year ends June 30th. That’s when a new budget is due and lawmakers are scheduled to wrap up work for the summer. But, Chester Republican Dominic Pileggi, the Senate majority leader has told members of his caucus to prepare to be in Harrisburg in July.
The bill is sponsored by Rep. John Sabatina (D-Phila., third from left in photo).
Pennsylvania lawmakers are scheduled to recess for the summer at the end of the month.
The man in charge of the Valley Forge Casino Resort was in the hot seat this past week.
The sponsor of the bills says the legislation is prompted by sportsmen in Massachusetts who expressed concerns about drones being used to videotape legal hunting and fishing.
Sugarhouse general manager Wendy Hamilton says the demand for live poker play has been there since day one.
At a hearing on medical marijuana, the committee heard testimony from Irvin Rosenfeld, one of only a few people who get marijuana for medicinal purposes approved by the federal government.