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 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.
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.
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.
State lawmakers joined with Governor Wolf Tuesday to roll out a package of bills intended to protect students from sexual assault.
Nurse practitioners descended on the state Capitol today to renew their push for legislation that would give them full authority to practice medicine.
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.
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.
Lt. Governor Mike Stack’s office confirms he’s being investigated for what it calls “staffing issues.”
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.
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.
Perzel pled guilty to theft and other offenses in a scheme to use taxpayer resources to develop computer software for political purposes.
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.
A state House committee has advanced a Senate passed bill that would allow more time for victims of child sex abuse to seek justice.
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.
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.
Last year, Gov. Tom Wolf signed legislation that allowed for sales of wine by the bottle in restaurants and grocery stores.
A state Senate panel has advanced legislation intended to stop organ transplant agencies from discriminating against people with disabilities.
If a recent Senate hearing is any indication, many state lawmakers remain skeptical of Governor Wolf’s proposal to consolidate four state departments into one new department.
The state Senate has has passed and sent to the House legislation that would pump money into Pennsylvania’s troubled unemployment compensation claims processing system.
The state Senate has sent a bill to the House seeking relief from deadlines in the federal “Real ID” program and repealing a law that forbids state participation in the program.
A group of Pennsylvania lawmakers has proposed legislation to put more teeth into the state’s Protection From Abuse laws.
A state Senate committee has again advanced legislation to revive a law – struck down by a court ruling.
The jury adjourned without a verdict after seven hours of discussions Thursday evening.
Former Penn State President Graham Spanier is charged with child endangerment and conspiracy.
Opening statements are expected Tuesday in the trial of former Penn State President Graham Spanier — accused in an alleged cover-up of the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal.
A similar bill passed the legislature in its last two-year session, but it was vetoed by Governor Tom Wolf.
More than five years after the Jerry Sandusky scandal exploded, the trial of the former president of Penn State University, accused in an alleged cover-up in the Sandusky case, is set to begin with jury selection Monday morning in a Harrisburg courtroom.
Petri says the gaming landscape has changed since lawmakers’ last session.
The speaker of the state House is sponsoring legislation that would require the Philadelphia School District to expand the number of available charter school seats.
Governor Tom Wolf is cool to a proposal from the state auditor general to legalize marijuana in Pennsylvania.