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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

(credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW)

Mayor-elect Kenney Plans To Help Schools On First Day Of His Administration

Mayor-elect Jim Kenney is planning to help schools on day one of his administration.


(Philadelphia schools superintendent William Hite.   File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Schools Chief Announces Intent To Scale Back Substitute Teacher Outsource Contract

Schools chief William Hite has announced he wants to scale back — but not scrap — a controversial outsource contract to manage substitute teachers.


Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina delivered the keynote speech at a business conference at the University of Pennsylvania on November 19, 2015. (credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW)

U.S. Presidential Candidate Delivers Keynote Speech At Business Conference In Philadelphia

A U.S. presidential candidate delivered the keynote speech at a business conference Thursday morning at the University of Pennsylvania.


(credit: Mike DeNardo)

Ceremonial Check, But Real Money For Local Big Brothers/Big Sisters Programs

Students at the People for People Charter School assembled an oversized puzzle that formed a ceremonial check.


School District of Philadelphia. (credit: Steve Patterson)

Phila. School District Superintendent Says NJ Firm Falls Short In Providing Substitute Teachers

Superintendent William Hite says he’ll ask the School Reform Commission to modify its contract with a company that has fallen short in its promise to provide substitute teachers.


(credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW)

Fundraising Effort Underway To Put Libraries In Philadelphia Classrooms

t was the start of an effort to raise the final $3.5 million by 2017 for the Right Books Campaign.


Callowhill Street at Columbus Boulevard (credit: Mike DeNardo)

Pair Of One-Way Streets Into Columbus Boulevard Soon To Become Two-Ways

Two one-way streets, Spruce and Callowhil, are becoming two-way streets near Columbus Boulevard starting November 23.


(credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW)

Composer, Chamber Group Perform At Local Detention Center

A Philadelphia Orchestra chamber group joined a prominent composer as they performed Tuesday morning behind the walls of the Philadelphia Detention Center.


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Science Teachers Unite This Week In Philadelphia

Three thousand members of the National Science Teachers Association are meeting this week at the Convention Center.


TSA Screening at Philadelphia International Airport. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Increased Security Could Be Coming To U.S. Airports After Russian Jet Crash

Suspicions over the Russian jet crash could bring tighter airport security as soon as today.


School District of Philadelphia. (credit: Steve Patterson)

Philadelphia School District Collecting Applications To Open New Charter Schools

The School Reform Commission is expected to vote on the applications in February.


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Blending The Best Philadelphia Has To Offer — Inside And Outside The Classroom

Nonprofits and educators are getting together to begin creating a curriculum that blends formal education with informal learning outside the classroom.


(credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW)

Her Mayoral Bid Fell Short, But Melissa Murray Bailey Says Her Campaign Made A Difference

Melissa Murray Bailey said the goals of her first campaign including having children reading on grade level by third grade made an impact.


(School District of Philadelphia headquarters, near Broad and Spring Garden Streets.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

With No State Budget, Phila. School District Forced To Borrow To Make Ends Meet

District deputy CFO Erin Davis says the district has daily cash needs.


(credit: GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)

Broadcast Commercials Incorrectly Use Popular Computer Term

Web URLs use forward slashes, the slash next to the question mark on the keyboard.



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