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

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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 […]

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    PHOTOS: 2015 Philadelphia Flower Show

    PHILADELPHIA, Pa.  (PHL17)  — The Philadelphia Flower Show rolled out the red carpet, literally, with a movie theme in 2015.  Elaborate floral displays dedicated to films like Frozen, Aladdin and Nightmare Before Christmas gave movie buffs and flower fans alike an unforgettable experience.   (Philadelphia Flower Show Photos Below). Since I am much more of a film fan than a flower fan, the movie theme made the 2015 show, for me, the best ever.  Hollywood lights welcomed patrons into a cinema […]

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    PHOTOS: 2015 Philly Cupid Undie Run

    Cupid’s Undie Run celebrates its 3rd year in Philadelphia, PA! PHILADELPHIA, PA. — This Valentine’s Day at  XFinity Live, the good folks at Cupid’s Undie Run braved freezing temp in their best Valentine’s Day underthings to raise funds for the Children’s Tumor Foundation. Can’t get enough undies? Please enjoy our Cupid Archive. For more info: By: Tony Romeo / PHL17 Got a great idea for a web story? Tweet me @tonyromeo or send me an email.  As always, thanks […]

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    PHOTOS: 2015 Polar Bear Plunge from Wildwood

    WILDWOOD, N.J. — The annual Polar Bear Plunge in Wildwood, NJ is a winter shore spectacle not to be missed.  The plunge into the frigid Atlantic behind the scenic Wildwood Convention Center is only a small part of a day complete with costumes, before parties, after parties, food and fun that draws thousands of people and raises millions of dollars for the Special Olympics of NJ.  In 2015 the Wildwood and Seaside Plunges raised over $3.25 million dollars,  up from […]