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Tony Romeo

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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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Table Games Boost Pennsylvania Casino Revenues To New High In 2016

Gross revenues at Pennsylvania’s casinos topped $3.2-billion in 2016, up about 1.25 percent from the year before.

3 hours ago

Josh Shapiro speaks after taking oath of office Tuesday afternoon. (credit: Tony Romeo)

Shapiro Sworn In As New Pennsylvania Attorney General

Former Montgomery County Commissioner Josh Shapiro took the oath of office Tuesday as Pennsylvania’s next attorney general.

8 hours ago

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PA Governor Race Begins With Wagner Announcement

Political campaigns start earlier and earlier and Pennsylvania is no exception.

01/14/2017

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Bill For Pennsylvania Email Probe Hits $1.8M

The final price tag for a probe of inappropriate emails exchanged by Pennsylvania government employees will reach almost $2-million.

01/11/2017

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New Push For PA School Property Tax Elimination Expected

Add a renewed push for elimination of school property taxes to the list of challenges on an already full plate for Pennsylvania lawmakers in the new legislative session that is just beginning.

01/07/2017

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PA House Changes Rules After Philly Lawmaker’s Guilty Plea

In the wake of a Philadelphia lawmaker remaining in office for months after secretly pleading guilty in federal court, the Pennsylvania House has voted to change its rules regarding expulsion of members.

01/07/2017

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Pa. Auditor General: Fenerty Payout ‘Excessive’

Pennsylvania’s auditor general has harsh words for terms of a generous payout to former Philadelphia Parking Authority executive director Vince Fenerty.

01/04/2017

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PA House Leader Continues Push To Overhaul Gov’t As Lawmakers Are Sworn In

As members of the new state legislature were sworn in Tuesday, they got more bad budget news, with revenue collections for December coming in at nearly four percent less than expected.

01/03/2017

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Amid Another Pennsylvania Budget Gap, Talk Of Redesigning Government

A top state lawmaker is pushing an overhaul of state government as Pennsylvania faces another budget shortfall.

12/21/2016

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Pennsylvania Bids Farewell To Vehicle Registration Stickers

It’s all the result of transportation legislation enacted three years ago.

12/14/2016

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Next Round Of Pennsylvania Turnpike Toll Hikes Hits In January

As promised, another increase in Pennsylvania Turnpike tolls will take effect in January.

12/14/2016

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PA Gas Tax Increase Set For January 1

The wholesale tax on gasoline sold in Pennsylvania is sent to increase for the third time in four years come January 1.

12/13/2016

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State Workers Send Holiday Cheer To 900 Pennsylvanians

Donated gifts were shipped out via National Guard vehicles to county assistance offices for distribution.

12/10/2016

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Southeastern Pennsylvania Remains Under Drought Watch Despite Rain

This week’s rain has not provided enough moisture to lift the drought watch for the five counties of southeastern Pennsylvania.

11/30/2016

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Hearing On PA Election Challenge Scheduled For Monday

Commonwealth Court has indicated it will make a decision by December 13th.

11/29/2016

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