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Mike DeNardo

Mike DeNardoMike DeNardo, a veteran of KYW Newsradio for more than 30 years, covers a broad array of news stories for KYW. He specializes in stories about education and the schools.

DeNardo has won the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award three times — in 2008 for his series on Philadelphia’s school dropout crisis, in 2005 for his coverage of “The Smarty Jones Story,” and in 2000, along with KYW Newsradio colleague Tony Romeo, for the stadium series “Where To Play Ball.”

Mike achieved a lifelong dream in 2008 when he called the final out of the Phillies’ World Series championship for KYW Newsradio.

Each year from 2002 to 2005, he won first-place awards from the Pennsylvania Associated Press for his public affairs, sports, and feature reporting.

Throughout 1999, DeNardo prepared a year-long series of reports on the Year 2000 computer bug entitled “Countdown Y2K.”

In 1986, he was awarded an honorable mention by the Associated Press for his coverage of the 69th Street train crash.

During his radio career, DeNardo has worked as a reporter and anchor for WSSJ in Camden and WIIN in Atlantic City.

A South Jersey native, Mike attended Edgewood Regional Senior High School. He has a journalism degree from Temple University.

In addition to his reporting and editing duties for KYW Newsradio 1060, Mike is a member of the board of governors of the Philadelphia Sportswriters Association. He was association president from 2006 to 2008.

DeNardo is an avid softball player and still-budding violinist. His secret desire after his journalism career is to become a roadie for the rock band Kansas.

Mike and his wife Barbara raised two rescue cats named Fenway and Wrigley.

Connect with Mike DeNardo on Twitter: @DeNardoKYW

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Financial Literacy Takes Center Stage

Financial discipline doesn’t often come up at rock and roll shows, but ‘Kansas’-bred guitarist and lead singer Gooding, he and his trio go by one name, said his message to students is that instant fame and fortune rarely happens.


Rough surf in Margate as a nor'easter hits. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Jersey Shore Residents Dealing With Nor’easter, Relieved They’re Likely Avoiding Hurricane

New Jersey shore towns are being battered by rain, wind and heavy surf. But it appears the shore will escape the wrath of Hurricane Joaquin.


Superintendent William Hite briefs reporters at district headquarters on his plan. 
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Superintendent Hite Announces Plan To Consolidate Some Schools And Phase Out Others

Superintendent William Hite’s plan would affect 15 schools in all.


File photo of Camden City Hall (credit: John Ostapkovich)

UPDATE: Power Back On In Camden

The outage affected homes, businesses, schools and government buildings in downtown Camden.


School District of Philadelphia. (credit: Steve Patterson)

Phila. School District Goes To Court To Challenge Arbitrator’s Ruling On Rehiring Laid Off Counselors

A Common Pleas judge is deciding whether an arbitrator correctly sided with the Philadelphia teachers union, in a dispute over how laid-off guidance counselors were rehired.


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Rally Held In Support Of Planned Parenthood In Philadelphia

About 200 people chanted and clapped in the hopes that Congress would hear their message: don’t defund Planned Parenthood.


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Philadelphia’s Archbishop Gives Heavenly Assessment Of Papal Visit

The leader of the Philadelphia Archdiocese is not criticizing the unprecedented security effort that surrounded the papal visit.


PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 26: Pope Francis speaks at Independence Mall to watch Pope Francis speak in Philadelphia onSeptember 26, 2015 in Philadelphia., Pennsylvania. After visiting Washington and New York City, Pope Francis concludes his tour of the U.S. with events in Philadelphia on Saturday and Sunday. (Photo by Jim Bourg-Pool/Getty Images)

Pope Francis Electrifies Crowds Who Waited Hours To See Him At Independence Mall

Thousands crowded Independence Mall to see Pope Francis and hear his message on immigration and religious freedom.


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Road Closures Begin In Center City For Papal Visit

The reality of the papal visit is hitting home for Center City drivers, as streets from City Hall to the Art Museum were barricaded so crews could set up tents and security fencing.


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Journalists In Town For Papal Visit Treated To Breakfast At Reading Terminal Market

Thousands of journalists from across the nation and around the world are descending on Philadelphia for the Pope’s visit.


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Vendors Bid For Business During World Meeting Of Families In Philadelphia

Vendors — licensed and unlicensed — are bidding for the business of delegates to the World Meeting of Families.


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Cardinal’s Keynote At WMOF Says A Strong Family Can Help Goodness Triumph

Delegates to the World Meeting of Families today heard about the importance of keeping the traditional family strong.


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Sales Of Camden Waterfront Parking For Papal Visit Off To Sluggish Start

Camden officials announced that 8,500 parking spaces formerly reserved for tour buses were available for the private cars of papal pilgrims at $44 apiece. So far, 200 of them have sold.


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Security Officials Reviewing Papal Visit Safety Protocols In Philly

The nation’s top security officials are coming to town today to review plans for Pope Francis’s visit.


U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer (L) with National Constitution Center CEO Jeffrey Rosen. (credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW)

National Constitution Center Marks U.S. Constitution’s 228th Anniversary

It was 228 years ago Thursday that the U.S. Constitution was signed. To mark the anniversary, the National Constitution Center hosted a U.S. Supreme Court Justice.