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.

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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

File photo of Jill Stein.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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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PA House GOP Spokesman: Police Names Bill Likely To Return

While the bill passed both the House and Senate by veto-proof margins, there are no more scheduled voting days in the current two-year session for a possible override, meaning that this bill would have to start over in the new session.

11/26/2016

Bruce Beemer at Capitol news conference.
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AG Beemer Email Probe A ‘Poor Use’ Of Taxpayer Money

Because of the flaws he cited, Beemer released the email report without naming names.

11/26/2016

Bruce Beemer at Capitol news conference.
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PA Attorney General: No Evidence Of Conspiracy In Emails

The attorney general concludes there’s no evidence of conspiracy in the criminal justice system.

11/22/2016

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Despite Push For Privatization, LCB Grows Number Of State Stores

Selling off state stores has long been seen by advocates of privatization as their Holy Grail.

11/20/2016

Holden at the Capitol. (credit: Tony Romeo)

LCB Updates Lawmakers On Expansion Of Wine Sales

Liquor Control Board Chairman Tim Holden gave numbers on the expanded permits authorized by the new law that allow sales of wine by the bottle.

11/20/2016

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Wolf Signs Beer Bill

As promised, Governor Wolf has signed a bill that will change the way beer is sold in Pennsylvania.

11/15/2016

HARRISBURG, PA - MARCH 21:  Airplane flys over PA State Capitol Building.  (Photo by Lisa Lake/Getty Images for MoveOn.org)

PA Revenue Wonks See Red Ink

Wolf will have even bigger Republican majorities to deal with in the next session of the legislature.

11/15/2016

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PA, Other AGs Settle With NFL Over Ticket Resale Practices

The NFL will also be prohibited from practices designed to preclude fans from using competing ticket exchanges.

11/15/2016

BERLIN, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 03:  Cars and traffic fill the A100 ring highway at dusk on November 3, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. Germany is heatedly debating the introduction of highway tolls (in German: Maut), which in the current form proposed by German Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt would be levied solely on foreigners. Dobrindt's office argues that this is not discrimination, which would be illegal under European Union law, since Germans already pay an annual car tax.  (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Governor Wolf Signs Turnpike Tolls Cheats Legislation

Governor Wolf has signed into law a bill that will give the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission more tools to go after chronic toll evaders.

11/05/2016

The bill signed into law by Governor Wolf will deny state contracts to businesses or entities involved in economic boycotts of Israel. Photo credit: KYW's Tony Romeo

Gov. Wolf Sign Bill To Discourage Boycotts Of Israel

The sponsor of the bill said Pennsylvania is now among more than a dozen states that have enacted similar legislation.

11/05/2016

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AG, State Police Probing ‘Pattern Of Voter Registration Irregularities’ Across PA

Pennsylvania’s Attorney General says, while it’s premature to reach any conclusions, his office and state police are investigating a “pattern of voter registration irregularities across the Commonwealth.”

11/04/2016

Gov. Wolf signs the bill at the Capitol Friday morning 
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Wolf Signs Uber/Lyft Ride Sharing Authorization Bill

Governor Wolf has now signed legislation giving permanent authorization to Uber, Lyft and other ride sharing services in Pennsylvania.

11/04/2016

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Wolf Signs Package Of Bills To Address Opioid Crisis

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has signed into law a package of bills aimed to battle the state’s heroin and opioid crisis.

11/02/2016

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