Tony Romeo PHL17 Producer
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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.

Got a great idea for a web story? Tweet @tonyromeo


Recent Articles
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    PHL17-Bot mourns the senseless passing of Hitchbot in Philadelphia

    PHILADELPHIA, Pa– PHL17-Bot, a childhood friend of HitchBOT, mourned the loss of an old friend and an “okay-ish robot” at PHL17 Studios Tuesday. “I could not believe the news when I heard about my old friend HitchBOT.  He and some of the circuits in his missing head got our start together executing disaster scenarios on Oregon Trail.  How many robots made of found objects, or whatever, need to die before people wake up.  Either they don’t know, don’t show, or […]

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    Millville Honors Officer Chris Reeves with 2nd Annual Superhero 5K (PHOTOS)

    MILLVILLE, NJ. The town of Millville and the Millville Police Department celebrated the life and honored the passing of one of its fallen officers Saturday. Officer Christopher Reeves was killed in the line of duty two years ago. In fitting style to a man with the same name as the fictional Superman, Millville honored their real life super-hero with a 5K that asked people to dress in superhero attire. (Photos below).   Even though lots dressed as superheros, the true […]

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    Family celebrates life of woman with community candlelight vigil

    Determined to not let others suffer the same fate, the family of Carol Ehly Bowne held a community candlelight vigil to mourn her loss, pray for healing and spread awareness about domestic violence.  Carol Ehly Bowne was murdered outside her Berlin Township home on June 3rd by an attacker she knew well with a violent history of abuse.  Bowne had a restraining order in place at the time of her murder and was in the process of legally obtaining a […]

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    PHOTOS: “Top of the Class: Mayor’s High School Graduation Celebration”

    Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter celebrated the academic and community achievements of more than 1,500 graduates from nearly 50 local high schools in a graduation parade the culminated at Dilworth Park and City Hall. “I’m honored to celebrate the accomplishments of the graduating class of 2015 at our 4th Annual Top of the Class celebration,” said Mayor Nutter. “Today, we will acknowledge more than 1,500 highly-motivated soon-to-be high school graduates, who will proudly inspire younger Philadelphia students to keep on […]

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    Kid’s Day at Wizard World Philadelphia 2015

    The last Sunday of Wizard World Philadelphia is “Kid’s Day.”  So PHL17 sent “Kid Reporter” Nick Vitale to the Philadelphia Convention Center to cover the day.  Over the course of the day Nick talked to adults and even some famous people about what they love about Comic Con Philly and who their favorite comics and superheroes are. Here are some great photos of some of the other kids we met on “Kid’s Day” at Wizard World 2015. Nick is the […]

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    PHOTOS: “Kick off the Con” presented by Wizard World Philly

    Wizard World Comic Con kicked off the Philadelphia festivities with a party at Hard Rock Cafe Wednesday.  The party included rabid comic con fans and celebrities that included Lou Ferrigno (“The Incredible Hulk”), Vince Young (“Beverly Hills, 90210″) and Chris 51 (“Epic Ink”).  In addition to the celebs there were lots of cosplayers that set the bar very high for those that like to come to the Philadelphia event in costume. The 2015 Wizard World Philly Comic-Con will take place […]

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    PHL17’s Number One Fan Tours the Station

    Philadelphia, PA (PHL17) —  Earlier this month we received an email about a 12-year-old boy named Michael. The email came from his Aunt Dee Dee who let us know how much her nephew Michael loves PHL17.   She told us Michael loves our shows, he loves the people he sees on PHL17, he even loves our commercials and most of all he loves our logo.  Michael seemed like a pretty awesome kid, so we asked him to come in with his […]

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    SNL App Emoji Explained

      To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the show, Saturday Night Live has a brand  App.  You can get clips from all 40 years, bonus footage, other goodies and most of all, SNL emoji! (Download here.)  We consulted a team of 25 “SNLHeads” to decipher the new emoji.  Here is what, we, think, is the meaning of each SNL emoji.   1. Abe Lincoln – Recurring backstage character 2. and 3. Ace and Gary Watch HERE   4.Bennet Brauer Watch […]

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    PHOTOS: Walk-a-thon benefits twins battling Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy

    BERLIN, N.J. (PHL17) — When Michelle Bonamassa and her family moved to Berlin Borough ten years ago, Michelle thought it “seemed like it would be a nice small community to raise kids.” This Sunday, that small community came up big to help her twins Jessica and Julia with a walk-a-thon that raised more than $13,000 in funds. In 2010 the Bonamassa twins were diagnosed with Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy. Now in eighth grade the once athletic young women struggle with mobility. […]

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    VIDEO: Hilarious dating parody promo goes viral for Halifax

    HALIFAX,  Nova Scotia. —  (PHL17)  When Brendan Sommerhalder and his marketing team at Downtown Halifax Business Commission set out to make a promotional video for their “Date Night” campaign they knew they were going to have fun with it.  What they didn’t know was that their effort would go viral in a big way. “Making this video was a lot of fun, and that’s the impression we’re glad to have made – that Downtown Halifax is a place with a […]