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.

Pennsylvania Senate Approves Police Body Cam Bill

The state Senate has sent the House a bill intended to encourage greater use of police body cameras in Pennsylvania. But not everybody is happy.

10/19/2016

Pennsylvania House Approves Ride-Share Authorization Bill

The effort to grant permanent, statewide authorization to Uber, Lyft and other ride-share services in Pennsylvania is halfway through the state legislature.

10/19/2016

Governor Wolf To Veto DRPA Reform Bill

A spokesman says Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf will veto a bill on the way to his desk that contains a package of reforms of the Delaware River Port Authority.

10/19/2016

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PA House Poised To Vote On Ride-Share Authorization

The bill must get a final vote in the House before going back to the Senate.

10/18/2016

PA House Approves ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Bill

By a wide margin, the State House has sent the Senate legislation that would punish Philadelphia and other local governments in Pennsylvania that have declared themselves to be “sanctuary cities.”

10/17/2016

Early Voting Not Coming Early To Pa.

Early voting is already taking place in a number of states, but it’s not in the cards for Pennsylvania any time soon.

10/17/2016

Heavy Use Of PA Online Registration In Days Before Deadline

Deadline day, Tuesday, recorded the highest number of users ever: more than 87,000.

10/12/2016

House To Vote On Ride-Sharing Authorization Later This Month

The spokesman for majority Republican leaders in the state House says there will be a vote later this month on legislation to authorize ride-share services such as Uber and Lyft across the state.

10/05/2016

Clinton Gains In New F&M Pennsylvania Poll

A week of bad news for Donald Trump means good news for Hillary Clinton in a brand new Franklin and Marshall College Poll of Pennsylvania voters.

10/03/2016

Pennsylvania Pols Get To Sample Self-Driving Car At State Capitol

Harrisburg’s mayor was the first passenger as PennDOT and Carnegie Mellon University offered test rides around the state capitol complex in a self-driving vehicle.

10/02/2016

Attorney General Spokesman: Porn Email Report ‘Unreliable’

A report into offensive emails among prosecutors and judges won’t be released for a few weeks yet, but a spokesman for the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office is already lowering expectations, declaring the report “disappointing.”

10/01/2016

‘Let Us Lead The Nation’: Wolf Addresses Joint Session On PA Opioid Crisis

Governor Wolf is calling on lawmakers to take a series of actions.

09/28/2016

PA House To Stand Its Ground On Child Sex Abuse Legislation

Time is running out – lawmakers are in Harrisburg for only a handful of days before the two-year legislative session ends and bills have to start over.

09/27/2016

Prospects Dim For Approval Of Philly Ride-Sharing Bill Before Friday Deadline

It appears unlikely that state lawmakers will extend authorization for ride-share services in the city of Philadelphia before it expires on Friday.

09/26/2016

Ardo Returns To Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Press Office

While some high-profile people have departed the Pennsylvania attorney general’s office in recent weeks, a familiar face is coming back.

09/26/2016

Pennsylvania Lawmakers Discuss Racino License In Limbo

State lawmakers held a hearing Wednesday to discuss changing the status of a Pennsylvania racino license that has been in limbo for years.

09/21/2016

Adoption Bill Moves Through Pennsylvania Legislature

Three more bills from a package of legislation to streamline and speed up adoption procedures in Pennsylvania were approved by a state House committee on Wednesday.

09/21/2016

PA House Panel Revives Gun Bill Struck Down By State Supreme Court

A state House committee has advanced a measure that made it easier for gun rights activists and groups to sue municipalities like Philadelphia that enact their own gun laws.

09/20/2016

PA Online Voter Registration Reaches 500K Users

Pennsylvania’s online voter registration system was launched a year ago in August.

09/19/2016

Officials: Significant Improvements’ To Child Abuse Hotline Response

The state Department of Human Resources says it has made ‘significant’ strides toward resolving problems with Pennsylvania’s child abuse hotline… problems that were highlighted by the auditor general in May.

09/15/2016

Uber/Lyft Philadelphia Authorization Unclear After September 30

State law allowing ride sharing services like Uber and Lyft to operate in the city of Philadelphia expires at the end of the month… and right now there’s no agreement on an extension.

09/14/2016

LCB To Auction Off First Batch Of Expired Restaurant Liquor Licenses

The Liquor Control Board is now accepting bids on the first batch of expired liquor licenses.

09/14/2016

Continuing Corruption In PA Warrants Second Book

With Pennsylvania reeling from the criminal conviction of yet another high-ranking elected official, a veteran statehouse reporter has released a second book on the subject of political corruption in the Keystone State.

09/10/2016

PA Auditor General Raises Red Flag On Untested Rape Kits

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale cites numbers from the state Department of Health.

09/07/2016

Wolf Defends Pay Raises For Non-Union State Workers

Most of some 13,000 non-union and management state employees will get raises of more than six percent.

09/06/2016

Bruce Castor Moves Out Of AG Office, Bruce Beemer Moves In

Former Montgomery County DA and Commissioner Bruce Castor will be out of the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office at the end of the week.

09/06/2016

Castor Out At PA Attorney General’s Office

Castor remained first deputy but now Beemer has announced the appointment of Robert Mulle.

09/06/2016

F&M Poll: Trump Gains On Clinton In Pennsylvania

A new Franklin and Marshall College Poll shows that Donald Trump has closed the gap a bit among likely Pennsylvania voters.

08/31/2016

PA Corrections Department Makes Changes After Drug Dog Death

The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections has announced policy changes after the death of a drug dog left in a hot car in July.

08/31/2016

Pennsylvania Senate Set To Vote On Attorney General Nominee Beemer

The state Senate is set to return nearly a month earlier than scheduled Tuesday to vote on Bruce Beemer’s nomination to serve the nearly five months that remain in Kathleen Kane’s term as Pennsylvania attorney general.

08/29/2016

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