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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

(Brett Stocchi and his family take photos in Sea Isle City, NJ, on Memorial Day 2015.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

South Jersey Welcomes Unofficial Start of Summer With Weather Officially Glorious

The allure of the Jersey shore was fully evident as thousands packed the beaches on a sunny Memorial Day.

16 hours ago

Philadelphia School Reform Commission (credit: Mike DeNardo)

Voters Approve Ballot Question Calling For SRC To Be Abolished

By a 3-1 margin, voters approved abolishing the state-run School Reform Commission, but it’s non-binding.

05/24/2015

(The headquarters of the School District of Philadelphia, on North Broad Street near Spring Garden.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

New City Website Shows Taxpayers’ Effects Of Proposed School Funding Program

Mayor Michael Nutter says a new city website will show taxpayers precisely how they would be affected under his plan to fund Philadelphia schools.

05/23/2015

The Ocean City Boardwalk will soon be packed with people. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Jersey Shore Merchants Hope For Strong Start To Summer

For merchants at the Jersey Shore, Memorial Day weekend is circled on their calendars.

05/22/2015

One of the final works of  Lawrence Nowlan is being unveiled Thursday morning at his alma mater. (Credit: Ian Bush)

One Of Prominent Sculptor’s Final Works Being Unveiled Locally At His Alma Mater

One of the last works by the late sculptor Lawrence Nowlan is being unveiled this morning at Archbishop Carroll High.

05/21/2015

(credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW)

Report Says Philadelphia’s Dropout Rate Is Down, Graduation Rate Is Up

Philadelphia’s high school graduation rate has shown gains, but it falls well short of Mayor Michael Nutter’s goal. That’s the finding of a report released Wednesday.

05/20/2015

(Lynne Abraham concedes.  Photo from CBS3)

No Regrets Despite Loss, Says Lynne Abraham; Wants Spending Reforms

Abraham told her supporters tonight that she’s not sad at all, and that she was proud to be only the second woman to run for Philadelphia mayor.

05/19/2015

(Philadelphia DA Seth Williams, left, watches as a pre-schooler gets a look at a mock voting machine.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

DA Seth Williams Wants To See Pre-K Ballot Question Approved

Today, Williams stood with children in front of a mock voting booth at City Hall.

05/18/2015

(A school lunch.  File photo by Beau Wade.)

Food Workers at Phila. Schools Get New, Retroactive Contract

Cafeteria workers and noontime aides at Philadelphia public school have agreed to a new contract that calls for wage increases and work rule changes.

05/18/2015

(Lauren Shevchek.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Bucks County Woman’s Message To Neurosurgeons: Consider Every Patient Individually

Lauren Shevchek, of Churchville, Pa., who was paralyzed in a diving accident two years ago, is addressing a symposium on spinal cord injuries at Jefferson Hospital.

05/18/2015

PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 12: Cody Asche #25 of the Philadelphia Phillies hits an RBI double during the fifth inning of a game against the Washington Nationals at Citizens Bank Park on April 12, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Phillies Plan To Give Out Asche Wiffle Ball Set At Game Despite Him Being Sent To Minors

Kids who receive the Phillies’ Cody Asche wiffle ball set as a giveaway this Sunday may be left to wonder…where’s Cody Asche?

05/16/2015

Street art in Manayunk. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

New Manayunk Street Art Points The Way To Venice Island

The water-themed vinyl decals on sidewalks and walls lead Main Street visitors to the new construction along the Manayunk Canal.

05/15/2015

(The headquarters of the School District of Philadelphia, on North Broad Street near Spring Garden.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Phila. School District Considers Privatizing School Nurses

Schools superintendent Wiliam Hite says the cash-strapped school district is simply exploring ways to expand student health services without spending more money.

05/14/2015

CBS Radio Senior VP and Philadelphia market manager Marc Rayfield in the KYW Newsradio studio. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

PAL To Honor CBS Radio’s Marc Rayfield

The Police Athletic League tonight bestows its highest honor to three prominent Philadelphians — including CBS Radio Senior VP and Philadelphia market manager Marc Rayfield.

05/14/2015

(Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Area Bank Donates $40,000 To Phillies’ Seasonal Anti-Hunger Campaign

This year’s “Phans Feeding Families” campaign is getting a financial jumpstart from Citizens Bank.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/12/2015

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