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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Adopted Siblings To Race In Wheelchair Division of Broad Street Run

Michelle and Dan Wheeler have different motivations for taking part in the Broad Street Run.

04/29/2016

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Coalition Of Education Groups Call On State Legislature To Pony Up

A coalition of education groups is calling on the state to increase funding for Pennsylvania’s schools.

04/27/2016

VP Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden address the crowd at CCP to promote plan for free tuition. (credit: Mike DeNardo)

Vice President Biden, Second Lady Visit CCP To Push Plan For Free College Tuition

Vice President Joe Biden and the Second Lady, Dr. Jill Biden, used Philadelphia Community College as the backdrop Monday to roll-out their push for free college tuition.

04/25/2016

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Villanova Basketball Gets Big Assist Upgrading Arena

It’s the largest athletic gift ever to Villanova, and it’ll be used to renovate the Pavilion.

04/21/2016

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Pennsylvania Scales Back Funding To Philadelphia Charter Schools

The state has made its annual recalculation of charter school payments, and it’s bad news for Philadelphia’s charters.

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Uber Slapped With Hefty Fine By Pa. Regulators

Uber has been hit with the largest fine ever levied by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission.

04/21/2016

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Phillies Victim Of Obscure Baseball Rule In Home Opener

The Phillies’ loss in their home opener hinged largely on one of baseball’s most arcane and little-understood rules.

04/12/2016

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PA Auditor General Blames State For Philly Charter School Problem

“This is one where all of the challenges can directly be laid at the feet of Harrisburg,” said State Auditor General Eugene DePasquale.

04/12/2016

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Wounded Officer Proposes To Girlfriend During Phillies Opening Day Ceremony

The Philadelphia police officer who was ambushed in January in West Philadelphia made the most of his moment in the limelight Monday before the Phillies home opener.

04/11/2016

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Traditions Renewed As Phillies Fans Flock To Ballpark For Home Opener

Win or lose, it was a day for optimism at Citizens Bank Park, as the Phillies opened their home season.

04/11/2016

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Baseball Returns To South Philly

The first home baseball game of the season always has its share of ceremony and celebration. Outside the ballpark the Phillies throw their traditional opening day block party – this year, with a ferris wheel.

04/10/2016

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Nova Nation To Celebrate Championship With Parade And Rally In Center City

Thousands are expected to celebrate Villanova’s NCAA championship with a parade and rally this afternoon in Center City.

04/08/2016

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City-Wide Inspection Finds Most Schools’ Boilers Are Safe, But Need Work

After the explosion at Edmonds Elementary, the city and the district checked out nearly 600 boilers throughout the district.

04/07/2016

Kailyn explains her invention to judges at the Memorial School in Cinnaminson. (credit: Mike DeNardo)

Students Show Off Inventions At School Convention In South Jersey

Student inventors in Burlington County, New Jersey presented their ideas to judges Wednesday in a long-running competition.

04/06/2016

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

School District Tries To Re-argue Ruling That Could Cost It Millions

A legal “Hail Mary” by the Philadelphia School District has failed before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

04/05/2016

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