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.
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Governor Wolf and legislative leaders continued working on Tuesday to pull together a revenue plan to pay for Pennsylvania’s new state budget that took effect without the governor’s signature earlier this week.
The state House majority leader said Monday that progress was being made as lawmakers and Governor Wolf try to come up with a plan to pay for Pennsylvania’s new budget.
Less than two weeks before the start of the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia, legislation to grant an exemption from Pennsylvania liquor laws for the event remains bottled up in the state legislature.
A spokesman says Governor Wolf is expected to sign a bill on the way to his desk that would extend Philadelphia’s red light camera program through 2027.
A divided state Senate Judiciary Committee advanced a bill Monday that would ban elective abortions after 20 weeks, a bill opposed by Governor Wolf.
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.
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.
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.
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The governor says he won’t sign it until there’s a plan to pay for it.