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Mike DeNardo

Mike DeNardoMike DeNardo, a veteran of KYW Newsradio for more than 25 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 have two rescue cats named Fenway and Wrigley.

Connect with Mike DeNardo on Twitter: @DeNardoKYW

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Fifty Years Ago, The Phillies Suffered An Epic Collapse

Fifty years ago today, the first-place Phillies started an epic collapse that scarred the souls of local sports fans to this day.

09/21/2014

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Philadelphia Crafts Digital Response To Lack Of Counselors In City Schools

With a lack of high school guidance counselors, the city is posting online videos to help adults help students apply to college.

09/20/2014

(File photo.  Credit: CBS3)

Delaware County College Admits Telling Some Students, Incorrectly, They Were Good To Go

Delaware County Community College says it had notified more than 100 students that they’d met their graduation requirements, but they hadn’t.

09/17/2014

(credit: Casey Kuhn/CBS3)

California Chrome Arrives At Parx Racing For Saturday’s Pennsylvania Derby

Assistant trainer Alan Sherman says the timing of the Pennsylvania Derby attracted him, not the Parx bonus.

09/16/2014

(Young kids draw in Franklin Square.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Kids Help Grownups Make A Point About Preschools in Philadelphia

Kids sang and danced and drew pictures as the grownups pushed for funding for quality pre-kindergarten programs.

09/16/2014

(Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Thousands Cross Ben Franklin Bridge Daily, But How Many Know Its Secret?

Inside the anchorages on either side of the Ben Franklin Bridge — long-forgotten trolley stops that were never put into service.

09/15/2014

Independence Hall. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Week-Long Activities Lead Up To Peace Day In Philadelphia

Peace Day, as established by the United Nations, is September 21. In Philadelphia there’s a week of lectures, service projects and concerts leading up to next Sunday.

09/14/2014

(The DRPA operates the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, pictured, plus the Betsy Ross, Walt Whitman, and Commodore Barry bridges.  File photo) (credit: CBS)

Study Could Clear Way For Restoration Of Discounts On Delaware River Bridge Tolls

A Delaware River Port Authority committee has green-lighted a traffic study that could lead to toll discounts for Delaware River Bridge commuters.

09/13/2014

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

Philadelphia School District Finding New Ways To Boost Attendance

The Philadelphia School District is trying some new strategies to stress the importance of attendance.

09/12/2014

(A dashboard camera installed in a Cherry Hill police cruiser.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

NJ Lawmaker Is Delighted Police Cams Will Roll Out More Widely

The bill wassponsored by Washington Township assemblyman Paul Moriarty, who was cleared of drunk-driving charges after police video showed him passing field sobriety tests.

09/11/2014

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Phila. Parents Sue Pa. Dept. of Education Over Uninvestigated Deficiency Claims

Seven Philadelphia parents say the Pennsylvania Department of Education has violated its duty to look into allegations of “curriculum deficiencies” in Philadelphia schools.

09/09/2014

Ben Franklin Bridge construction has inconvienienced commuters all summer long. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Ben Franklin Bridge Commuters Wonder: What’s Going On And When Will It End?

Commuters on the Ben Franklin Bridge have been inconvenienced with lane closures and gaps in PATCO service since Memorial Day.

09/05/2014

(Graphic by Ed Fischer.  Not an actual United Way graphic)

Nonprofits Down The Shore Help Families Impacted By Casino Closings Cope

Nonprofits and social service agencies at the shore are trying to fill the back-to-school needs of families affected by the Atlantic City casino closings.

09/04/2014

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

Philadelphia School Teachers Prepping For Monday’s First Day For Students

Teachers in Philadelphia’s cash-strapped public schools are already back at work, getting ready.

09/04/2014

(Packages of Septa transit tokens.  Photo by Mike DeNardo/ KYW Newsradio)

Phila. School District Will Keep 1½-Mile Radius For Student Transpasses

An agreement is now in place to preserve Septa transportation for thousands of Philadelphia high school students.

09/03/2014

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