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.

Gov. Wolf makes budget announcement Sunday night.
(credit: Tony Romeo)

Wolf To Allow PA Budget Bill To Become Law

Governor Wolf made the surprise announcement Sunday night that he will allow the state budget bill on his desk to become law, even if there is no revenue package to pay for it.

07/10/2016

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A Week After Passage Of Pennsylvania Budget Bill, Still No Deal To Fund It

A week after the legislature passed a budget bill, it still sits on Governor Tom Wolf’s desk, unsigned for lack of a revenue plan to pay for it.

07/06/2016

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Democrats Lose Round 1 In Court Battle Over Judges Referendum

Commonwealth Court has ruled against a challenge by state Senate Democrats against the decision to move a referendum on the retirement age of judges to the November election.

07/06/2016

Dave Reed speaks to Capitol reporters on Friday afternoon.
(credit: Tony Romeo)

PA Budget Process Stalls Over Revenue Component

Efforts to finalize the state budget process have hit a snag as lawmakers and Governor Wolf struggle to agree on a package of revenues for the spending bill sent to the governor’s desk Thursday night.

07/01/2016

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Wolf Withholds Signature On Budget Pending Revenue Package

The governor says he won’t sign it until there’s a plan to pay for it.

06/30/2016

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

PA Senate Approves Amended Sex Abuse Statute Of Limitations Bill

The Senate Judiciary Committee earlier this week removed controversial language from the bill, to the dismay of advocates.

06/30/2016

Pa Senate leaders speak to reporters. Speaking: Majority Leader Jake Corman (R). To the right of Corman, Minority Leader Jay Costa (D) (credit: Tony Romeo)

Pennsylvania Senate Tweaks House Budget Bill

The Pennsylvania House and Senate have now both passed a bill authorizing a new state budget.

06/29/2016

HARRISBURG, PA - MARCH 21:  Airplane flys over PA State Capitol Building.  (Photo by Lisa Lake/Getty Images for MoveOn.org)

PA House Passes Budget Bill

Facing a Thursday deadline, the state House – as expected — has passed a bi-partisan budget plan. But the fate of the spending plan remains uncertain in the Senate, and with Governor Wolf.

06/28/2016

Rozzi speaks with reporters after Tuesday committee vote
(credit: Tony Romeo)

PA Senate Panel Makes Controversial Changes To Child Sex Abuse Bill

Advocates for victims of child sex abuse suffered a major setback today.

06/28/2016

(credit: Tony Romeo)

PA Senate Committee Advances LGBT Anti-Discrimination Bill

A bill that would provide protection to members of the LGBT community in housing and employment cleared a Senate committee.

06/23/2016

LONDON - JULY 27:  An online Casino's website is pictured on the internet on July 27, 2004 in London.  Internet gambling websites should introduce age-verification checks to prevent children from betting online, NCH, a children's charity, urged on Tuesday. The call by the charity came after it found that a 16-year-old girl was able to register with 30 gambling websites after lying about her age.  (Photo iillustration by Graeme Robertson/Getty Images)

PA House Approves Internet Gaming Amendment

The House Wednesday considered amendments to a bill that would legalize and regulate daily fantasy sports wagering.

06/22/2016

House Judiciary Committee 
(credit: Tony Romeo)

PA House Committee Thwarts Vote On Gun Control Bill

The state House Judiciary Committee has taken action to delay a House vote on a bill that would ban the sale of guns to people who are on terrorist watch lists.

06/22/2016

HARRISBURG, PA - MARCH 21:  Airplane flys over PA State Capitol Building.  (Photo by Lisa Lake/Getty Images for MoveOn.org)

PA House Votes For Abortion Ban After 20 Weeks

The state House has sent the Senate a bill that would ban elective abortions after 20 weeks. The bill passed with bi-partisan support, but Governor Wolf opposes it.

06/21/2016

(credit: Tony Romeo)

Wolf Drops Income Tax Hike Proposal

Governor Wolf says he has dropped his proposal to increase the state income tax.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/21/2016

Debra Markle stands next to spot where the Confederate flag was displayed.
(credit: Tony Romeo)

Governor Orders Confederate Flag Removed From Capitol Display

Wolf has ordered the removal of a Confederate flag that was part of a display of several dozen flags set up in the state capitol.

06/15/2016

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