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.
A bill that would provide protection to members of the LGBT community in housing and employment cleared a Senate committee.
The House Wednesday considered amendments to a bill that would legalize and regulate daily fantasy sports wagering.
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.
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.
Governor Wolf says he has dropped his proposal to increase the state income tax.
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.
A state House committee Wednesday morning advanced a bill that would legalize and regulate fantasy sports betting in Pennsylvania.
Mid-way through June, positive signs abound as the Republican-controlled legislature and Democratic Governor Tom Wolf attempt to avoid the paralysis that gripped last year’s state budget process.
Opponents say a bill that would increase fines for possession of small amounts of marijuana is a step in the wrong direction.
A state Senate committee Monday tackled the question of whether a bill that would allow retroactive lawsuits by adults who were sexually abused as children would hold up under the Pennsylvania constitution.
Governor Tom Wolf has signed a bill allowing wine to be sold in some grocery stores and making other changes to Pennsylvania’s decades-old liquor law.
The head coach of the NCAA champion Villanova men’s basketball team has added his name to the “It’s On Us” campaign.
Governor Wolf says he supports modernizing liquor laws but will conduct a final review of the bill when it reaches his desk.
The chairman of the House Gaming Oversight Committee says he’s planning to have his panel vote next week on legislation that would regulate fantasy sports in Pennsylvania.
The state House committee has approved a resolution that would authorize a study of consolidating Pennsylvania school districts.