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. House Panel Advances Roosevelt Boulevard Speed Camera Bill

A bill that would allow the city of Philadelphia to place speed enforcement cameras along Roosevelt Boulevard has cleared its first hurdle in the state House.

18 hours ago

Pa. House Speaker: ‘Very Seriously’ Considering Run For Governor

Republican Mike Turzai says if he does make a run for governor, he will not step down as House Speaker.

05/22/2017

E-ZPass ‘Feedback’ Signals Disappearing From Pa. Turnpike Exchanges

The Turnpike is upgrading its E-ZPass toll technology — and those “feedback” signals – green means your toll has been paid, yellow for low balance — don’t fit the new scheme.

05/17/2017

Pa. Lawmakers Seek Consensus As Clock Ticks On ‘Real ID’

There’s no clear sign of agreement among state lawmakers and the governor as the deadline to act on compliance with federal ‘Real ID’ requirements draws near.

05/15/2017

Pennsylvania House Panel Advances ‘Sanctuary Campus’ Bill

A state house committee has given its approval to a bill that could financially punish ‘sanctuary’ college and university campuses in Pennsylvania.

05/14/2017

F&M Poll: Majority In PA Now Support Legalizing Pot

It’s a first for the Franklin and Marshall College Poll: a majority of Pennsylvanians now support legalizing marijuana use.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/11/2017

AG To Examine Incident Involving GOP State Senator Running For Governor

Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s office has joined the investigation of an incident involving a Republican state Senator who’s running for governor – and an unwelcome videographer.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/09/2017

Governor Wolf To Sign EpiPen Immunity Bill

A spokesman says Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf will sign a bill heading to his desk that would clear the way for school bus drivers and crossing guards to assist students suffering severe allergic reactions.

05/08/2017

PA Fiscal Office: Consumer Spending Tied To Sagging Revenue

The state agency that draws up revenue projections for Pennsylvania’s government says one big reason those estimates are off is that you’re not spending your money.

05/02/2017

Pennsylvania Budget Blues Get Bluer

Pennsylvania revenues have been running below estimate all fiscal year long, but April, normally a big month for collections, takes the proverbial cake.

05/01/2017

Most Pennsylvania Casinos Oppose Video Gaming Terminals

Most of Pennsylvania’s casinos are again voicing their opposition to possible legalization of thousands of video gaming terminals in taverns, restaurants and clubs and other locations.

05/01/2017

Pennsylvania House, Senate Pass Bills On Challenges To Local Gun Laws

The state House and Senate this week each passed their own versions of legislation to revive a law that made it easier for gun rights activists and groups to sue municipalities like Philadelphia that enact their own gun restrictions.

04/26/2017

Opponents: PA Bill Would Defund Planned Parenthood

A state Senate committee has advanced legislation that opponents say is an attempt to defund Planned Parenthood in Pennsylvania.

04/26/2017

Auditor General: Audit Of Pa. Unemployment Comp System ‘Stunning’

Pennsylvania’s auditor general says the state’s unemployment compensation system has suffered from incompetent management.

04/25/2017

Pa. Lawmakers Mull Expanded Access To Post-Conviction DNA Testing

A Philadelphia man who spent 25 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit was the star witness at a state Senate hearing on expanding access to DNA testing for people already convicted of crimes.

04/24/2017

Wolf To Sign Bill For Temporary Unemployment Claim Processing Fix

A spokesman says Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf will sign a bill headed for his desk intended to be a short term fix for problems with the state’s unemployment compensation processing system.

04/19/2017

More Liquor Reform Bills Teed Up In PA House

The state House Liquor Control Committee has advanced two more bills as lawmakers get ready to tackle more possible reforms to alcohol sales in Pennsylvania.

04/18/2017

Wolf Announces Packages Of Bills To Combat Student Sexual Assault 

State lawmakers joined with Governor Wolf Tuesday to roll out a package of bills intended to protect students from sexual assault.

04/18/2017

PA Nurse Practitioners Renew Push For Full Practice Authority

Nurse practitioners descended on the state Capitol today to renew their push for legislation that would give them full authority to practice medicine.

04/18/2017

Probe Of Stack Raises Questions About His Political Future

Questions swirl about Lt. Governor Mike Stack now that he’s under investigation for possible mistreatment of his security detail and staff at his official state residence.

04/15/2017

Stack On Probe Of Alleged Abusive Treatment Of Staff: ‘I’ve Made Mistakes’

Saying he’s not perfect, and he’s made mistakes, Lt. Governor Mike Stack Wednesday responded to reports that he’s being investigated for alleged mistreatment of his security detail and other staffers.

04/12/2017

Lt. Gov Stack Under Investigation For ‘Staffing Issues’

Lt. Governor Mike Stack’s office confirms he’s being investigated for what it calls “staffing issues.”

04/11/2017

Harmony Prevails As Vazquez Takes Oath In Contested 197th PA House Election

A battle is looming over the recent special election in North Philadelphia’s 197th state House district, but it was all sweetness and light when Emilio Vazquez was sworn into office this past week.

04/08/2017

Pa. House Again Votes To Restore Mandatory Minimum Sentences

A bill to address the courts’ concerns and restore mandatory minimum sentences for a number of violent crimes and drug trafficking offenses passed the House Wednesday.

04/05/2017

Former Pa. House Speaker Perzel Off Hook For $1M In Restitution

Perzel pled guilty to theft and other offenses in a scheme to use taxpayer resources to develop computer software for political purposes.

04/05/2017

Tom Wolf

PA House Passes GOP Budget Wolf Calls A ‘Good Starting Point’

Voting mostly along party lines, the state House has sent the Senate a Republican-crafted budget bill in response to the spending plan proposed by Democratic Governor Tom Wolf.

04/04/2017

Child Sex Abuse Bill Again Advances In Pa. House

A state House committee has advanced a Senate passed bill that would allow more time for victims of child sex abuse to seek justice.

04/04/2017

Pa. Lawmaker Renews Push For Municipalities To Pay For State Police Protection

A state lawmaker has added fuel to the debate over whether local municipalities that rely on state police coverage should have to pay for that service.

04/04/2017

Pennsylvania House GOP Advances Its Budget Proposal

Without any Democratic votes, a state House committee has advanced a Republican budget plan, one that spends less than the budget offered by Governor Wolf, and does not call for tax increases.

04/03/2017

House Liquor Control Committee

Pennsylvania House Committee Advances New Legislation To Expand Liquor Sales

Last year, Gov. Tom Wolf signed legislation that allowed for sales of wine by the bottle in restaurants and grocery stores.

04/03/2017

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