Mike 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
Philadelphia’s principals union has reached a tentative agreement on a new contract with the School District.
The TSA staged a media demonstration, showing 10 prepared travelers going through the line in a minute and 45-seconds.
On Wednesday, Walt Hunter will report his final story for CBS 3.
It’s a big change in the way TD Bank counts change. The bank says it is pulling the plug on its coin-counting machines for customers.
Some young South Jersey rockers are striking power chords for charity, playing songs their parents and grandparents would love.
Route 70 is one of the most heavily traveled — and roughest — roads in our region. But it’s about to get a facelift.
The city controller has released a report critical of the management of two charter school operators, on the eve of a key vote.
Many of the Phillies will be taking off their cleats and lacing up their bowling shoes tonight, for charity.
City Council’s budget hearings continue on Tuesday with schools superintendent William Hite on the hot seat. But that seat may not be as warm as previous years.
It’s a five-year effort to reduce the district’s environmental footprint.
100 college crew teams have converged on the Schuylkill River for the 78th Dad Vail Regatta.
Survivors remember how their lives were changed, one year ago.
Many across the region are pausing to remember a fatal Amtrak crash in Philadelphia. It was one year ago tonight that a speeding train ran off the rails at Frankford Junction, killing eight people and injuring scores of others.
An audit of the Philadelphia School District has revealed missing textbooks, incomplete background checks and a mismanagement of student data.
The Phillies hold Williams Syndrome Awareness night at Saturday at Citizens Bank Park. Sunday, a fundraising walk is scheduled at Wilson Farm Park in Wayne.