David Madden

David MaddenDavid 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

Camden Schools Change Discipline Procedures And See Cuts On Suspensions

Camden’s public schools are getting ready to open for another term next month, and officials are noting how a new approach to discipline has dramatically lowered the number of kids getting suspended.


New Jersey State Sen. Jim Whelan Dies From Heart Attack

New Jersey Senator Jim Whelan has passed away, Senate President Steve Sweeney announced on  Tuesday night.


Camden Summer Camp Kids Get Up Close With FBI In Philadelphia

Seven members of the Blue Knights program got to talk to agents in the Philadelphia office and take a tour of the place.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/22/2017

Long Closed Regional Theatre Returns Down The Shore

The Gateway Playhouse had to be brought back from the dead. Literally.


Bayada Boss Celebrates 70th Birthday By Converting Company Into Non-Profit

How often does someone celebrating a birthday actually give a gift?


HUD, NJ Wrestle Over $1M In Sandy Recovery Loans

The feds want about a million dollars from the state of New Jersey.


Christie To Trump: No To Drilling Offshore For Oil And Gas

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is at odds with the Trump Administration over proposed drilling off the state’s coast in pursuit of oil reserves.


Trump Business Panels Shut Down After CEOs Quit, Including Head Of Campbell Soup

Several major corporations have stepped away from the Trump administration in light of the controversial comments from the president in the wake of last weekend’s racial clash in Charlottesville.


Burlington County Reaches Out To Indian Community In Ongoing Double Murder Probe

Detectives probing a double murder in Burlington County last March have turned to leaders in the Indian community for help in cracking the case.


Endangered Shore Turtles Don’t Have Protection From Cars, Yet

There is a renewed debate down the shore about endangered diamondback terrapins.


What’s Next For The Margate Dunes Project?

A New Jersey judge got all sides together in Atlantic City to consider the next step.


Old School Building To Serve As Temporary Replacement For Salem Middle School

Some 400 students at the Salem Middle School will report to a new building when classes resume next month. This, as repairs are made to the place.


Former Progresso Plant In Vineland Gets New Life With A New Owner

The State of New Jersey has approved almost $22 million in tax credits to allow a Cumberland County produce company to move into the recently closed Progresso plant in Vineland.


New Jersey Supreme Court Ruling Reverses 20 Years Of Family Court Precedent In State

Now, when a divorced parent wants to move out of state with their children, the best interests of the kids must be decided. 


Deal Will Allow Work To Resume On Sunoco Pipeline Across Pennsylvania

The accord, approved by a judge on the state’s Environmental Hearing Board, addresses the horizontal drilling method of construction, not ongoing concerns over 20 water permits issued by the state.


Dedicated Revenue For Anti-Smoking Programs In New Jersey One Vote Away

The state already spends $10 million on smoking cessation, but this measure sets up a dedicated funding source for the future.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/08/2017

NJ Gets Federal Money For Family Planning, But There Are Concerns In New Trump Budget

Over $4.5 million in federal money is coming to New Jersey to assist in family planning and preventative health services.


NJ Gets Federal Money For Family Planning, There Are Concerns In Trump Budget

It’s Title X money, so the award to the Newark based New Jersey Family Planning League is not a surprise.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/05/2017

New Jersey Gun Buyback Produces Record Results

State and federal officials sat down in Newark this week to map out efforts to divide an increased enforcement program.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/04/2017

Sen. Cory Booker Kicks Off Effort To Decriminalize Marijuana Nationwide

Supporters of the proposal echoed the senator’s belief that it’s time for marijuana to be regulated and taxed, just like alcohol.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/04/2017

New Trial Ordered For Ex-Deptford Cop Convicted In Death Of Friend In 2013

A three judge appeals panel in New Jersey has ordered a new trial for a former Deptford police officer convicted of both murder and aggravated manslaughter in the death of a friend over four years ago.


Section Of North Wildwood Beach Closed For Repairs

Last weekend’s nor’easter apparently did a number on a section of sand between 3rd and 5th Streets at the north end of town.


Legendary WFIL Radio Newsman Allen Stone Passes Away

Another piece of Philadelphia radio history is gone with word of the passing of legendary newsman Allen Stone over the weekend.


Future Looks Promising For Petty’s Island

Petty’s Island, in the middle of the Delaware River, could be our area’s Central Park in a few years. That is, assuming a plan to clean it up and turn it over to a public land trust proceeds on schedule.


Shore Towns Collaborate With College To Look At Flood Trends

Two towns down the shore are teaming up for a pilot project that could, in the long run, help to deal with tidal flooding when storms hit.



New Jersey Offers Gun Buybacks In 3 Cities

Three churches in Camden, Trenton and Newark are taking part in a two-day gun buyback program offered by the New Jersey Attorney General’s office.


Some 18th Century Remains Found At Old City Construction Site Are Missing

There’s a mystery surrounding the unearthing of human remains at an Old City Philadelphia construction site earlier this year. Turns out some of the bones are now missing.


NJ Governor Candidates Picking Running Mates

The two leading candidates running to succeed Chris Christie as New Jersey Governor are making their choices for Lieutenant Governor known this week.


Judge Halts Sunoco Pipeline Construction Across Pennsylvania

Judge Bernard Labuskes Jr. granted the stoppage of the Mariner East 2 pipeline on Tuesday.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/25/2017

NJ Cleared Of Responsibility In Death Of Woman In Hurricane Irene

Celena Sylvestri drowned behind the wheel of her car as the vehicle was overcome by flood waters.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/22/2017



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