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 hosts Weekend Philler, the creative services weekend show that he also produces for. If he seems familiar you might recognize his voice from commercials, or recognize his “mug” from promos, most notably, retro 70s character “Peter Cheeseman” in the Eye Opener promos.

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

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    No Pants Subway Ride on Weekend Philler

    PHILADELPHIA — When Ray Wall, owner of “Got Laundry” decided to take over the Philadelphia No Pants Subway Ride, he decided to give the event both a Philly feel and a purpose. While the event is still a ton of fun, it’s now connected to a charitable effort to raise awareness and clothes for the homeless.  It’s also a little less anonymous than it had been previously.  Now the event is an afternoon of laughs, smiles and hopefully “getting people […]

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    Star Wars Collection on Weekend Philler

    When Weekend Philler began our “Show Us Your Stuff” segment, we were hoping to hear from people with collections like this one.  If you have a collection this awesome, we’d love to feature you on Weekend Philler! By: Tony Romeo / Weekend Philler Producer/Host Got a great idea for a story? Tweet me @tonyromeo or send me an email.  As always, thanks for the tip!

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    Running of the Schaeferclaus

    If you’ve spent any time at all in video editing software, you’ve probably had the urge to do a funny version of Saturday Night Fever’s “Travolta Walk.”  So we thought why not Santa?! But not just any Santa, we used a, then, member of our Creative Services team. (He’s since moved on to a competitor that has yet to utilize his full Santa potential on screen.)  Anyway, the assignment was Running of the Santas, which if I am being honest, […]

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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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    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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    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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    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 […]

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    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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    Batsto Country Living Fair on PHL17’s Weekend Philler

    Batsto, NJ — Once a year 40,000 people attend the Country Living Fair in Batsto, NJ.  The fair is organized by the Batsto Citizens Committee.  Weekend Philler caught up with Wes Hughes from the Batsto Citizens Committee to give us an over view of the fair.  This event is held annually on the third Sunday in October and features crafts, exhibits, music, old-time engines & cars, food, antiques, pony rides, farm equipment, chain-saw art, quilting, and more. For more info […]

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    Toy Designer David Wilkinson on Weekend Philler

    In this Weekend Philler clip we catch up with a Toy Designer of 20 years and talk about some of his toys that have made it to production and some that haven’t. In this clip Weekend Philler catches up with local artist David Wilkinson. For over twenty years David has made his passion his career and his art includes some very recognizable toys over the years in addition to sports illustrations.   More on David.