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.

Pa. Justices Hear Arguments On Congressional Redistricting

Justices of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court spent two and a half hours Wednesday listening to arguments – and questioning lawyers – as they consider a lawsuit challenging Pennsylvania’s map of Congressional Districts. 

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PEMA Director: Hawaii False Alert Debacle Unlikely In Pennsylvania

The head of the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency says there are no plans to cancel a test of the Emergency Alert System in the wake of a nightmare in Hawaii where false reports of a missile attack were issued.

01/16/2018

PA Casino Operator Sues To Block Mini-Casinos, Then Wins Bidding For First One

The first auction for the right to build one of ten “mini-casinos” authorized by a new Pennsylvania law has produced a curious result.

01/13/2018

Pennsylvania On Track To Be Ready For Real ID Compliance

Pennsylvania is on schedule to have driver’s licenses and ID’s ready for REAL ID requirements when they become necessary for air travel. 

01/09/2018

As Tolls Rise Again, Auditor General Plans Pennsylvania Turnpike Audit

Concerned about the impact of annual toll hikes, the state auditor general says he will begin another audit of the Turnpike Commission.

01/06/2018

Grand Jury Recommends Independent Probes Of Shootings By State Troopers

Governor Wolf says he will review the findings of a grand jury that recommends that state police turn the investigation of trooper-involved shootings over to independent agencies.

01/03/2018

PA Health Secretary: Normal Flu Season So Far, Extreme Cold Not Likely Factor

Pennsylvania’s Health Secretary says there’s nothing unusual about the current season so far.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/02/2018

Gov. Wolf, GOP Lawmakers Agree On Unemployment Comp System Funding

Wolf has signed a bill that will pump $114 million over four years into the system for technological upgrades and for increased staffing.

12/24/2017

Feds, State, Local Authorities Investigate Harrisburg Shooting Spree

The FBI has joined state and local authorities to investigate a shooting spree that began near Pennsylvania’s capitol complex late Friday afternoon.

12/23/2017

Pennsylvania Turnpike Tolls To Rise Again In January

For a second straight year, that increase will be six percent.

12/20/2017

PA House Dems Confirm 2 Sex Harassment Settlements

The statement from House Minority Leader Frank Dermody confirms sexual harassment settlements involving two members over the past decade but names no names.

KYW Newsradio 1060–12/19/2017

Shale Tax Supporters Face Slow Go In PA House

The state House has, in fits and starts, worked its way through consideration of dozens of amendments to the Marcellus Shale natural gas tax bill.

KYW Newsradio 1060–12/17/2017

Analysis: PA Abortion Issue Plays To Both Parties’ Bases

Long before the House gave final approval on Tuesday night, Democratic Governor Tom Wolf had guaranteed a veto of the abortion bill.

KYW Newsradio 1060–12/17/2017

Schmidt: Could Be ‘Tens of Thousands’ Of Non-Citizens Who Registered To Vote In Pennsylvania

Philadelphia election Commissioner Al Schmidt told state lawmakers this past week that there may be tens of thousands of non-US citizens have registered to vote in Pennsylvania…and that for their sake, state officials should try to contact them.

12/16/2017

Auctions For Pa Mini-Casino Licenses Set; Dozens of Local Municipalities Opt Out

Pennsylvania gambling regulators will hold an auction Jan. 10 for the state’s existing casino owners to bid on the first of 10 licenses to operate a miniature casino somewhere else in the state.

12/13/2017

Abortion Bill Sent To Governor Wolf; Veto Promised

The bill was given final legislative approval by the state House Tuesday night.  

KYW Newsradio 1060–12/12/2017

Fate Of PA Children’s Health Insurance Program In Hands Of Congress

The legislature has now sent a bill reauthorizing the state program to Governor Wolf’s desk.

12/11/2017

Pennsylvania Redistricting Proceedings Begin In State Court

On Monday, a state courtroom was the setting for a second trial over alleged gerrymandering of Pennsylvania’s congressional districts.

12/11/2017

Auditor General: PA Child Welfare System Beset By ‘Breathtaking’ Turnover

The auditor general has briefed a state House committee on a devastating report on Pennsylvania’s child welfare system, which concludes there is a lack of support for caseworkers on the front lines. 

12/09/2017

Matt Bradford + Daryl Metcalfe

Wolf Questions Rep. Metcalfe’s Committee Chairman Role After ‘Offensive’ Remarks

Republican Daryl Metcalfe chastised the ranking Democrat on the panel, Matt Bradford of Montgomery County, for touching him on the arm during a Tuesday meeting.

12/06/2017

Tom Ridge

Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ridge Released From Texas Hospital

Former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge was released from a Texas hospital Tuesday, almost three weeks since suffering a heart attack.

12/06/2017

Abortion Bill Nears Pennsylvania House Vote

A bill that would ban most abortions after 20 weeks – which passed the Pennsylvania Senate earlier this year – is now headed to the House floor for a vote after it cleared a key committee Monday night. 

12/04/2017

LCB To Begin Inspections Under New ‘Stop&Go’ Law In January

The Liquor Control Board says next month, it will begin using new enforcement authority granted by state law, and that owners of establishments should prepare now.

12/03/2017

PennDOT: Start Preparing Now For REAL ID

PennDOT is advising Pennsylvania residents to start thinking now about the documents they will need to get REAL ID compliant driver’s licenses and ID cards.

12/03/2017

PA Holds Clearance Sale As Surplus Sales Move Online

Pennsylvania is holding a going out of business sale!

12/03/2017

MontCo Rep. Dean Latest To Challenge Lt. Gov. Stack

A state House member from Montgomery County has become the latest Democrat to challenge incumbent Lt. Governor Mike Stack in next spring’s primary.

12/03/2017

‘Filthydelphia?’ Philly State Reps Target City Tire Dumping

State lawmakers from Philadelphia are spearheading legislation that would impose hefty fines for tire dumping in the city.

11/25/2017

PA House Begins Debate On Natural Gas Driller Tax

The state House is expected to resume debating a proposed tax on natural gas production next month.

11/24/2017

Pennsylvania Lawmakers Advance Credit Card Skimmer Bill

Your credit or debit cards will be getting a workout as you hit the malls Friday.

11/23/2017

Stack Announces Lt. Governor Re-Election Bid

Still hanging over Lt. Governor Stack, a Philadelphia Democrat, is the controversy over alleged verbal abuse of state employees.

KYW Newsradio 1060–11/21/2017

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