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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.

(State rep. Bill Adolph, chairman, speaks during a meeting of the Pa. House Appropriations Committee.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

House Version of Pa. Budget to Incorporate Liquor Store Privatization

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.

06/24/2014

(Pa. attorney general Kathleen Kane with Geoffrey Moulton, the former federal prosecutor who conducted the review of the Sandusky prosecution under Tom Corbett.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Probe: No Political Foot-Dragging By Then-AG Corbett in Sandusky Prosecution

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.

06/23/2014

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PA Attorney General’s Report On Sandusky Investigation Being Made Public

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.

06/23/2014

(credit: Mike Dougherty)

Pa. Sues Over Gasoline Additive Contamination

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.

06/20/2014

Natural Gas Drilling ( FILE PHOTO by MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Pa. Budget Chief Won’t Rule Out Natural Gas Drilling Tax

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.

06/18/2014

(The Willow Grove toll plaza, in 2008 file photo)

Pa. Tpk. Tolls Rising 5 Percent in January, For Both Cash and E-Z Pass

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.

06/17/2014

(Pa. Rep. Brendan Boyle, left, listens as Holocaust survivor Trudy Klein-Gompers supports his call for mandatory Holocaust education in Pennsylvania schools.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Corbett To Sign Genocide Education And Suicide Prevention Bills

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.

06/17/2014

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LGBT Advocates Make Case For Pa. Anti-Discrimination Legislation

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.

06/17/2014

Corbett, making his budget address in Harrisburg.  (Photo from Pennsylvania Capitol TV)

Senate Majority Leader: Pa. Budget Headed For Overtime

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.

06/17/2014

(Karen Corby, the mother of an autistic man, speaks in favor of legislation that would give the disabled equal access to organ transplants.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Pa. Lawmaker Wants To Give Disabled Equal Access to Organ Transplants

The bill is sponsored by Rep. John Sabatina (D-Phila., third from left in photo).

06/16/2014

(The state capitol in Harrisburg.  File photo)

PA Lawmakers’ Agenda Is Long As Days Become Few

Pennsylvania lawmakers are scheduled to recess for the summer at the end of the month.

06/16/2014

Gaming Control Board member Greg Fajt (center) (Credit: Tony Romeo)

Valley Forge Casino Boss Gets Grilling From Gaming Board

The man in charge of the Valley Forge Casino Resort was in the hot seat this past week.

06/15/2014

(A US military drone operating in Afghanistan.  File photo by John Moore/ Getty Images)

Pa. Lawmakers Move To Shield Outdoorsmen From Drone Surveillance

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.

06/13/2014

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Sugarhouse Planning Temporary Poker Room For September Opening

Sugarhouse general manager Wendy Hamilton says the demand for live poker play has been there since day one.

06/11/2014

(Irvin Rosenfeld shows his legally prescribed marijuana cigarettes during his testimony before the Pa. Senate's Law and Justice Committee.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Medical Marijuana Nearing a Vote in Pennsylvania Legislature

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.

06/10/2014

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