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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    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 […]

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    PHOTOS & VID: 2016 “The Super Run” Philadelphia

    The Super Run is a national series of 5k running events that partners with non-profit organizations to put on superhero themed events to help raise funds and awareness for charity. The Super Run in Philadelphia had over 1200 participants at its 3rd annual run this weekend.  At  The Super Run Philly you can find every super hero imaginable, zumba workouts before the race, great photo ops, an amazing DJ spinning all your super-favorites, local running groups and even a super […]

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    Eastern State Penitentiary Replaces Antique Radio in Capone’s Cell After Teen Visitor Spots Anachronism

    PHILADELPHIA, PA – On a recent class trip to Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site, 13-year-old antiques expert Joey Warchal noticed something the average middle school student would not have.  The seventh grader from St. Christopher School in Philadelphia saw the radio in Al Capone’s Cell at Eastern State was inaccurate for the time period Capone was incarcerated.  In 1929, Al Capone was a prisoner at Eastern State Penitentiary, where he spent eight months in relative comfort on the prison’s “Park […]