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Tony has been a vital member of the PHL17 Creative Services team since 2008. In addition to managing the web department, Tony writes, shoots and edits stories, galleries and videos that have generated millions of views for PHL17. And that clever tweet or funny Facebook post or picture that made you laugh? Good chance that it came from him, as Tony also overseas the station's social media efforts. Social media rule of thumb? If the tweet or post is funny, Tony wrote it.
When Tony is not slinging webs for PHL17 he lends a hand in other Creative Services endeavors. You just might hear his voice in a commercial, or catch him in front of the camera for a promo. Most notably, Tony appears as "Peter Cheeseman" in the Eye Opener promos.

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    PHOTOS: Monster-Mania 28

    MonsterMania 28 crept its way through Cherry Hill this weekend.  As always it was a montage of all things horror and pop culture. Celebs, Vendors, Enthusiasts, Screenings, Panels, Memorabilia and most of all costumes. No matter how many MonsterMania horror-cons we cover at PHL17, (see archives),  there is always a costume that steals the show for originality, attention to detail, just plain hilariousness or the perfect combo of all three.  This time around, for us, it’s “Buffalo Bill.”  We thought […]

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    PHOTOS: Cole Hamels Diamonds and Denim Charity Event 2014

    Cole and Heidi Hamels welcomed over 500 guests including Cole’s Phillies team mates to the 5th Annual Hamels Foundation Diamonds & Denim Event   The event was presented by Donnelly Distribution, to benefit local Philadelphia schools and education in Malawi, Africa.  The sold out VIP event at Vie in Philadelphia included; dining, diamonds, silent and live auctions, entertainment and a private concert by the country superstar trio, Lady Antebellum.  See photos from the evening below. In addition to Cole’s famous Phillies […]

  • PHOTOS: Phillies Home Run Derby 2013

    All across the Delaware Valley this summer, boys and girls between the ages of 7 and 12 began participating in the Phillies sponsored Home Run Derby. Winners from those initial contests advanced to a regional competitions and finally, the winners from the regional competitions were invited to Citizens Bank Park, August 18.  Win or lose, the event was a very special day for the boys and girls and their families.  Here’s some photos from the day.  For complete results check […]

  • PHOTOS: Phillies Opening Day 2014 Festivities

    In the 10 years that they have been calling Citizens Bank Park home, the Philadelphia Phillies have taken Opening Day to levels seen in few other baseball cities.  Block parties, rock bands, parades, zip lines, Phillies Alumni, Leap Frogs, marching bands and more.  Here’s some photos of the pre-game sites and sounds at Opening Day 2014 at Citizens Bank Park as the Phillies open their season at home.  My favorite part is the the parade the Phillies take up 10th […]

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    PHOTOS: Carlos Ruiz and the Phillies Bowling for Charity

    Carlos “Chooch” Ruiz welcomed his Phillies pals to North Bowl in Northern Liberties Sunday night to raise money for charity!  In addition to the Phillies, some other Philadelphia media all-stars hit the lanes, including PHL17’s own Steve Highsmith.  Proceeds from the event benefit Philadelphia Futures, a local charity that supports the college dreams of Philadelphia’s low-income, first-generation-to-college students.  Here are some photos from the event: More than 400 participated in “Get in the Game”  at North Bowl in Northern Liberties.

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    PHOTOS: Jimmy Rollins and the Phillies celebrate “Bollywood” at Union League

    When it comes to Phillies Charity event themes, Jimmy Rollins and the Rollins Family Foundation never seem to disappoint.  From Havana to Harlem to Celebrity Bowling, Jimmy always seems to get the team to great locales that make for great photos.  Which brings us to Jimmy’s fourth annual charity gala.  This year Jimmy hosted his team at swanky Union League for a “Bollywood” flavored event.  Jimmy and his Phillies friends attended in classic Indian Bollywood inspired gear. The Rollins Family […]

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    PHOTOS: Phillies Phestival 2014

    The Phillies broke a record at Citizens Bank Park on Monday and they didn’t even have a game.  A record-breaking $904,732 was raised at the 2014 Phillies Phestival.  The Phillies Phestival is the annual auction and autograph party the Phillies Charities started 30 years ago to benefit The ALS Association. Proceeds from the event help with patient care and services for ALS patients in the Greater Philadelphia area.  Since the Phillies have adopted ALS as their primary charity, the Phillies […]

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    PHOTOS & VIDEO: 2014 Wildwood Tattoo Beach Bash

    The Wildwood Tattoo Beach Bash takes the concept of “tattoo show” that we all know and love and puts it against the beautiful backdrop of of the Jersey Shore. The show is held annually at the Wildwood Convention Center that is located right on the beach in downtown Wildwood.  The Wildwood Tattoo Beach Bash is a full blown tattoo convention and show in the Wildwoods Convention Center that is a weekend full of incredible artistry, major national tattoo artists, live […]

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    17 Reasons You Should Have Gone to Beer Camp Philadelphia

    So the biggest Beer Camp Across America is the biggest beer tour in the country, probably ever, and it just rolled through Philadelphia. If you were one of the almost 3000 in attendance, nice job!  You made Philly beer history.  For the rest of you, here are some really good reasons you should have went. 1. Beer Camp was a crazy good time with plenty of photo-ops.  Check out our gallery below featuring a sample of some of the 75 […]

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    PHOTOS: Beer Camp Across America comes to Philadelphia

    Of all the beer cities in all the country– Sierra Nevada’s traveling craft beer festival Beer Camp Across America chose you, Philadelphia! You and only 6 other cities across the country.  Here’s what one of the largest beer events looks like over with 75 breweries and almost 3000 in attendance.  Also check out, 17 Reasons You Should have Gone to Beer Camp. Beer Camp Panoramic View from Penn Treaty Park: The Beer Camp Trailer: By: Tony Romeo / PHL17 Got […]