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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.

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale at Capitol  Tuesday. (credit: Tony Romeo/KYW)

Pa. Auditor General: Dept. Of Ed Overlooks Underperforming Schools

The state auditor general says a review by his office shows 561 underperforming schools – some 100 of them in Philadelphia – have been “overlooked” by the state Department of Education.

2 hours ago

Republican Dave Reed, the House majority leader, speaks with reporters at the Capitol Tuesday. (credit: Tony Romeo/KYW)

Pa. House Vote Today On Wolf Tax Proposals

With Pennsylvania’s in its 99th day without a budget, the state House today is set to vote on the latest tax proposal put forward by Governor Wolf.

2 hours ago

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House Set To Vote On Governor Wolf’s Proposed Income Tax Hike

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf is proposing to increase the state personal income tax rate by half a percentage point, from 3.07 to 3.57 percent.

17 hours ago

Kathleen Kane Press Conference

AG Kane Sued By Former Attorney In Her Office

Already facing criminal charges related to allegations that she violated grand jury secrecy, now Attorney General Kathleen Kane is facing civil litigation from the former head of the criminal appeals section of her office.


Governor Wolf  making his case for tax increases. (Credit: Tony Romeo)

Gov. Wolf Embraces Challenge Of State House Vote On Tax Proposals

Governor Tom Wolf said Monday he’s pleased to have the chance to put his tax proposals up for a vote in the legislature.


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Pa. Lawmakers To Vote On Wolf Tax Proposals

Leaders of the Republican majority in the legislature said they plan to put Democratic Governor Tom Wolf’s tax proposals up for a vote next week.


Gov. Tom Wolf (right) and House GOP leaders after Tuesday's meeting. (credit: Tony Romeo/KYW)

Governor Wolf Carries Through On Veto Threat For Stopgap Budget

Governor Wolf has carried through on his threat to veto short-term, stopgap budget legislation as the state budget stalemate nears the end of its third month.


PA state Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas Saylor. (Credit: Tony Romeo)

PA Chief Justice: Court Has No Power To Remove AG Kane

Appearing at a Press Club luncheon in Harrisburg, state Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas Saylor indicated the court had no difficulty reaching a unanimous decision to suspend Attorney General Kane’s law license, effective later next month, and that there was no deal to get Democrat members of the court on board.


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PA House Sends Short-Term Funding Bills To Governor, Veto Expected

As Pennsylvania’s budget standoff drags on, the Republican-controlled Pennsylvania House has sent Governor Wolf short-term, stopgap funding legislation that is expected to be vetoed by the Democratic governor.


Kathleen Kane Press Conference

Court Temporarily Suspends PA Attorney General’s Law License, But She’ll Remain In Office For Now

The state Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s law license should be suspended, but she’ll remain in office for now.


(credit: Tony Romeo)

Lawmakers Rally Support For Police ID Legislation

Lawmakers who support legislation that would protect police officers’ identities during shooting investigations made their case at the state Capitol today.


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Wolf Puts New PA Liquor Proposal On The Bar

One of the issues that has left Pennsylvania without a budget since June 30th is legislative Republican leaders’ desire to privatize liquor sales. Last week, Governor Wolf proposed a new plan: a ten to 25 year lease to a private entity that would manage liquor sales.


(The state capitol in Harrisburg.  File photo)

PA Senate Sends Governor Rape Victim Support Bill

As strange as it may seem, under current Pennsylvania law, a convicted rapist has parental rights if the victim conceives a child, gives birth and chooses the raise the child.


(The Capitol Building in Harrisburg.   Credit: Mladen Antonov/ AFP/ Getty Images)

PA Senate Approves Ignition Interlocks For First Time DUI Offenders

Under current Pennsylvania law, ignition interlock systems are mandated for DUI offenders with two or more offenses within ten years.


(File photo of the Pennsylvania capitol dome in Harrisburg.  Credit: KYW Newsradio)

PA Senate Sends House Short-Term Funding Bills

Voting along party lines, the state Senate approved legislation that would provide about four months of state funding for many budget lines and would free up federal money.