David Madden is a Philadelphia native with virtually a lifetime of experience in local radio. At the tender age of 13, his news reports were heard on WIBG Radio from time to time.
His first paid on-air position was as a freelance reporter for WIBG in the early 70s while attending high school at St. Joseph’s Prep.
Later, attending Temple University, he reported news on WIFI-92. Madden graduated from Temple in 1977 with a BA in Speech, Rhetoric, and Communications.
After graduating, Madden became News Director at WBUX-AM in Doylestown before moving to WWDB-FM as a reporter, morning news anchor and Assistant News Director between 1978 and 1982.
From there, he went to work for WFIL, where he anchored news and sports reports through 1985. He also served as a host of the two-way talk show “Crossfire.”
Next, Madden moved to Harrisburg, where he ran the news department at WKBO radio. It was during this time that he began his tenure at KYW Newsradio as a part-time reporter in 1986.
After leaving Harrisburg in 1987, he briefly split his time between KYW and WTOP in Washington, DC before joining KYW full time in March, 1989 as a general assignment reporter.
Today, Madden serves in a variety of roles on KYW Newsradio 1060, mostly covering the Philadelphia suburbs. He also works as a fill-in anchor and editor.
Madden resides in Gloucester County, NJ with his wife, Teri. They’ve been married since 1990.
Connect with David Madden on Twitter: @DavidMadden1060
A newly released Gallop poll suggests America’s no longer all that enamored with Pope Francis, although he’s still a rather popular guy.
The state Board of Public Utilities approved two changes to South Jersey Gas’s plan for a 22 mile pipeline from Maurice River Township down to Beesley’s Point.
No roads have been closed by the drills, which will wind down by mid to late afternoon. But drivers can see increased activity along major highways like route 47 and the Atlantic City Expressway.
The White House has approved New Jersey’s request for federal disaster relief for four South Jersey counties hammered by a storm last month that left some 300,000 people in the dark, many of them for days.
If you live in southern New Jersey and are making plans to see Pope Francis in Philadelphia in late September, you might want to keep your options open. Local officials say they’re getting ready and that safety is a top priority.
A tribe of Native Americans based in Cumberland County has gone to federal court in an effort to keep its official recognition by the state of New Jersey.
Rowan University is playing host to some 100 middle school girls over the next two days, young ladies who are thinking about careers in engineering.
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David Gentile succeeds Tom Raftery, who left last fall complaining he couldn’t adequately do his job.
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The Christie Administration has threatened for months to take shore homeowners to court if they did not grant easements for formation of a statewide network of dunes to protect against the next major storm.
Christie’s been trying to contrast his approach on crime by using the experiences here and elsewhere in New Jersey and insisting they could work from coast to coast.
The New Jersey Transit hike starts in October. The DRPA is preparing to roll out the toll discount within three months.