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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.

(Gov. Tom Wolf, during his 2015 budget address.  Image from Commonwealth of Pa. TV)

Gov. Wolf’s Budget Address Outlines Far-Reaching Overhaul of Taxes — Some Up, Some Down

Wolf called for a tax on natural gas drilling, to increase the state’s contribution to public schools to 50 percent.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/03/2015

File photo: PA Governor Tom Wolf. (credit: Tony Romeo)

Gov. Wolf Presents Budget Address To PA Legislature Tuesday

All indications are that Governor Wolf will propose sweeping changes to state taxes, including increases in the state’s personal income tax, sales tax and reductions in property taxes.

03/03/2015

Governor Tom Wolf, in file photo. (credit: Tony Romeo)

Gov. Wolf To Propose Property Tax Relief Across Pennsylvania, Wage Tax Relief in Philadelphia

KYW Newsradio has learned that a siginificant reduction in the Philadelphia wage tax will be part of Governor Wolf’s budget proposal that will be laid out tomorrow.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/02/2015

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Medical Marijuana In PA: Less If, More How

Support for legalization of medical marijuana in Pennsylvania is building, but what might the bill that the legislature sends that governor look like?

03/01/2015

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PUC Gives Verizon Price Flexibility Over Basic Service In Urban Areas

It appears the state’s biggest basic landline provider will soon be able to set its own prices for local exchange service without approval of state regulators.

02/27/2015

Pennsylvania Driver's License (Credit: Andrew Kramer)

Tens Of Thousands Of Pa. Drivers Getting New Licenses After Faulty Ones Issued

If you got or renewed your Pennsylvania driver’s license over the past four months, you may be getting a new one in the mail.

02/27/2015

House Speaker Mike Turzai (left) speaks with Capitol reporters after the vote. (Credit: Tony Romeo)

State House Passes Bill That Would Privatize Liquor Sales in Pa.

For the second time in two years, the state House is sending senate legislation to privatize liquor sales in Pennsylvania.

02/26/2015

Lebanon County Republican Mike Folmer (L) during a hearing on the issue of legalizing medical marijuana. (credit: Tony Romeo)

Key State Senator Aims To Move Forward Bill To Legalize Medical Marijuana In Pennsylvania

Lebanon County Republican Mike Folmer says he’s pushing full steam ahead with legislation to legalize medical marijuana in Pennsylvania after a hearing on the issue Wednesday morning.

02/25/2015

Governor Tom Wolf, in file photo. (credit: Tony Romeo)

Governor Wolf Announces Plan To Radically Change Pennsylvania’s Corporate Tax Structure

Governor Wolf traveled to the Lehigh Valley Wednesday to announce his proposal to cut the state’s corporate net income tax in half within two years, from 9-point-99 percent, to 4-point-99 percent.

02/25/2015

File photo of Keith Olbermann (Credit: Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Members Of The PA Senate React To Keith Olbermann’s Tweet About Penn State

Olbermann was suspended because of a nasty Twitter exchange that began with a Penn State Alum’s tweet about “Thon” raising 13 million dollars to fight pediatric cancer.

02/25/2015

Governor Tom Wolf, in file photo. (credit: Tony Romeo)

Governor Wolf: Saying PA Suffers From Low Self-Esteem “Probably A Poor Choice Of Words”

Governor Wolf’s remark came during a panel discussion over the weekend at the National Governors Association in Washington, D.C., citing low self-esteem as the biggest economic challenge facing Pennsylvania.

02/25/2015

Governor Tom Wolf, in file photo. (credit: Tony Romeo)

Governor Wolf Plays It Close To The Vest As He Prepares Budget Address

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf says he thinks there will be some “nice surprises” in the budget address he is preparing to deliver to the state legislature next week. But for now, he’s not tipping his hand.

02/24/2015

Tom Wolf File Photo (credit: Pat Loeb/KYW)

Gov. Wolf’s Plan To Fill 2 Pa. Supreme Court Vacancies Falls Apart

The plan to fill two vacancies on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has run aground now that one of Governor Wolf’s nominees has withdrawn his name.

02/23/2015

Chester County Republican Chris Ross during Monday's meeting. (Credit: Tony Romeo)

State House Committee Sets Stage For Another Pa. Liquor Privatization Battle

The state House Liquor Control Committee advanced a liquor privatization bill Monday, setting up a likely vote by the full House later this week.

02/23/2015

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Pennsylvania Senate Advances Proposed Constitutional Amendment On Charities

The Pennsylvania Senate has taken another step toward an amendment to the state constitution that would have the legislature, and not courts, decide which organizations qualify as charities and are thus exempt from certain taxes.

02/22/2015

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