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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    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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    PHOTOS: Ed Bassmaster and his alter ego ‘Always Teste’ visit PHL17

    If you don’t spend a lot of time on YouTube you might not know Ed Bassmaster by name, but if you have been to YouTube even a few times, you have probably seen his work.  And you probably laughed.  So many people laugh and subscribe to Ed Bassmaster that he’s getting his own show on CMT.  He stopped by PHL17 as one of his characters, “Always Teste” to tell us about the new show. Ed’s characters resonate Philadelphia because he […]

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    Kids react to our 80s classic “Dancin on Air”

    With one of our top shows of all time about to turn 35, we thought it would be fun to see what today’s kids thought of our 80s classic, Dancin’ on Air.  It holds up better than we thought in some cases!  No children were harmed in the making of this video, but some egos from the 80s might be bruised a little.  All in good fun however. “Dancin’ on Air” was a one of a kind dance show featuring […]

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    PHOTOS: 2016 Philadelphia Flower Show

    The 2016 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show, “Explore America,”  is a celebration of America’s National Parks.  The exhibits, food, music throughout the show make you feel like you are on a nature trail complete with Park Rangers in uniform to guide you.  The show offers acres of trails, exhibits and attractions that offer guests a rainbow of wildflowers, desert blooms, coastal flora, verdant meadows, fragrant pinelands, and ancient redwoods.  Don’t miss“Big Timber Lodge,” “Find Your Park” or the chance to become […]

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    17 Reasons to love the 2016 Philadelphia Flower Show even if you are not a flower person

    The PHS Philadelphia Flower Show is one of my favorite shows at the Philadelphia Convention Center every year, even though, if I am being honest, I am not that much of a flower guy! My thumb is far from green, I don’t plant or grow anything and even eating  vegetables and greens is hard for me.   That said, I still love the Philly Flower Show and never miss it.  Here is why I love it, in no particular order. 17.  […]

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    PHOTOS & VIDEO: 2016 Cupid’s Undie Run from Philadelphia

    PHILADELPHIA, PA — Their motto is “putting the hilarity in charity” and every February on, or around, St. Valentine’s Day that’s just what the Cupid Undie Run does for the Children’s Tumor Foundation in 40 cities across the country. They raise almost 4 million dollars in this effort nationally, and over $250,000 of that total is raised here in Philadelphia. So what is the Cupid Undie Run Philly? It’s a road “race” with hundreds of crazed runners taking to the […]

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    Cupid Chase 5K braves the frigid cold to benefit people with disabilities

    The Cupid Case 5K was founded in 2009 to happen at the same time in cities all over America to raise money and awareness for people with disabilities.  On February 13, 2016 over 30 cities participated including Pennsauken, NJ.  With air temps in the low 20s and gusting winds bringing wind chill temps as low as zero at times, some brave souls braved the elements at Cooper River Park in Camden County New Jersey.  The 3.26 mile course lapped a […]

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    17 things we love about the 2016 Auto Show in Philadelphia

    The Philadelphia Auto Show is a great show each and every year at the Philadelphia Convention Center.   Most cities have their own version of this show, but here are 17 reasons, in no particular order, why we like our 2016 Philadelphia show. 17. The Philadelphia Auto Show is a great photo-op. There are so many interesting things to photograph at the show.  Here are some of our favorites. 16. That cool Fiat that motored the Pope around Philadelphia when he […]