Tony Romeo PHL17
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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

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    Flying Fish’s “Pork Roll Porter” craft beer on Weekend Philler

    With so many clever names and ingredients in craft beer, Weekend Philler met with the brewers of Flying Fish’s Pork Roll Porter and denizens of the Flying Fish Tasting Room to see how much much pork roll goes into this specialty craft beer and how “porky” the beer is. You can catch more from Flying Fish Brewing Company on PHL17’s Weekend Philler on November 12 and November 26th. PHOTOS from the Flying Fish Brewery Shoot By: Tony Romeo / PHL17 […]

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    South Jersey Pumpkin Show from Salem County NJ

    WOODSTOWN, NJ– The second week in October at the Salem County Fairgrounds in South Jersey, Kathy and Beau Wright put on a celebration of all things pumpkin at the 3-day South Jersey Pumpkin Show.  The show features dozens of food vendors, pony and tractor rides, home goods, arts and crafts, a Little Mr and Miss Pumpkin Pageant, a pumpkin toss competition, a headless horseman play, a haunted house and of course more pumpkins than you can shake a stick at.  […]

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    PHOTOS: Philly Naked Bike Ride 2016

    PHILADELPHIA, PA – Each and every year people from all walks of life “bare as they dare” in a citywide bike ride through the streets of Philadelphia.  It’s called the Philadelphia Naked Bike Ride or #PNBR on “the Twitter.”  It’s an event promoting cycling advocacy, raising awareness about fuel consumption and promoting economic stability.  It’s also a lot of fun.  The ride, it’s a leisurely pace not to be confused with a race, goes through some of the best scenery […]

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    Old-Time Baseball with Athletic Baseball Club of Philadelphia

    PHILADELPHIA, PA – With names like Hurly Burly, Love Seat, Soupy and Flame it may sound like the sale bin at the Fine Men’s Cologne Store– but it’s actually The Athletic Baseball Club of Philadelphia.  The Athletic are a vintage baseball team that plays in tournaments, festivals, exhibitions and a league all dedicated to playing baseball like it was played in the 1860s. It’s equal part sport and history and the attention to detail on the uniforms and equipment would […]

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    8TH Annual Hearse Show from Laurel Hill Cemetery

    PHILADELPHIA, PA – It’s always a good time at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia, and really, how many cemeteries can you really say that about?  I try and visit as often as I can for stories because it’s a beautiful backdrop steeped with a rich history of its own.  This time the event was 8th Annual Hearse and Professional Vehicle Show presented by  Mohnton Professional Car Club (MPCC). The event welcomed owners of any and all hearses, ambulances, flower cars, limousines […]

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    PHOTOS: Junior Police Academy in Berlin, NJ

    The Berlin Police Department  held Junior Police Academy last week.  The 6-hour camp for boy and girls gave kids a chance to learn about being a local police officer.  The camp included physical training, bike training, court demonstration, K9 training, fire training, EMT training and a field trip to the New Jersey State Police Museum. The goal of the week long training is to help instill core values of integrity, honor, respect and discipline in the kids participating;  values that […]

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    Philadelphia’s “Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day” from with Mayor Kenney

    Philadelphia has long been a city that embraces “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.”  This year marks the 14th year the city has participated in the national program.  Unlike many cities, Philadelphia participates in grand style.  Mayor Jim Kenney and City Representative Sheila Hess hosted 300 children at City Hall to sign a proclamation declaring April 28, “Take Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, ” take questions and to promote mentoring in the workplace.  We also […]

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    2016 Subaru Philadelphia Cherry Blossom Festival

    Sakura Sunday is the grand finale of the week-long Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival in Philadelphia presented by the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia (JASGP). Over 12,000 people attended the festival in Fairmount Park this year to enjoy performing arts, music, food, natural beauty and industry of Japan under a blanket of cherry blossom trees. Highlights from the day included; Matsuri Village, a family activity and demonstration area featuring face painting, fortune telling, sand art and other activities as well […]

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    Brewery Ommegang launches new ‘Game of Thrones’ craft beer at Eastern State Penn

    For two nights historic Eastern State Penitentiary transformed into the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros to help launch the newest craft beer from Brewery Ommegang.  The new ‘Game of Thrones’ Edition is called Seven Kingdoms Hoppy Wheat Ale.  The new brew is hopped with Bravo, Centennial, Citra, Cascade, and Columbus, and brewed with pilsner, white and red wheat, oats, and a touch of sugar to lighten the body. The brew will be available in 750ml bottles this month. In addition to […]

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    Kid’s Day at Wizard World 2016 in Philadelphia

    The last Sunday at Wizard World Philadelphia is “Kid’s Day.”  There are special activities for kids and as always kids under 10 years old get free admission.   PHL17 sent our “Kid Reporter” Nick Vitale to talk to some kids about their costumes, favorite characters and why they like Comic Con so much.  Thanks to all the kids that appeared in the report.  Here are some great photos from Sunday at Comic Con Philly. You can learn more about Wizard […]