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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Philly Protesters Take To The Streets For ‘Not My President’s Day’

Anti-Trump protesters in Philadelphia joined demonstrations across the nation in what was billed as “Not My President’s Day.”

02/20/2017

Jim Strong (L) Billy Dufala and Schuyler Thum rehearse at the Moore College of Art & Design.
(credit: Mike DeNardo)

Musicians Put On Performance With Instruments Made From Trash

Making musical instruments from trash, think, a light bulb maraca or a soda bottle marimba.

02/20/2017

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NJ Elementary School To Replace Gym Floor Containing Mercury

Administrators say there is no imminent danger to the 900 children who attend the B. Bernice Young Elementary School.

02/17/2017

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Philly School District Seeing First Revenue From New Tax On Rideshare Services

School leaders gathered around a ceremonial check this morning to mark the first installment totaling $358,000.

02/16/2017

School District of Philadelphia. (credit: CBS 3)

Plans Unveiled To Overhaul Poorly Performing Philadelphia Schools

The Philadelphia School District has outlined plans to overhaul the academics at eleven low-performing schools.

02/15/2017

Boys' Latin senior Aquil Dantzler speaks at Blackwell announcement.

Philadelphia Councilwoman Looking Into Why So Few African-American Males Go To College

Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell calls it a civil rights issue.

02/15/2017

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Two Teachers Suspended Over Guest Speaker At Wynnewood School

Two teachers at Friends’ Central School in Wynnewood have been suspended after a controversy over a Palestinian speaker.

02/14/2017

(credit: Mike DeNardo)

Tree Trimming Crews Dispose Of Towering Timbers High Winds Ripped Down

Tree services are busy today, cutting up what the high winds ripped down.

02/13/2017

Teresa Leyden in the Phillies clubhouse. (credit: Mike DeNardo)

Phillies Looking For 2017 Ballgirls

As the Phillies report to Spring Training, the team is also assembling its roster of ballgirls for the 2017 season.

02/11/2017

CREDIT: KYW's Mike DeNardo

A Week Of Give And Take For Philadelphia Charter Schools

65-thousand students attend Philadelphia’s 86 charter schools.

02/10/2017

Phillies Truck Day 2017

A Sign Of Spring: Phillies Truck Day

It’s a day baseball fans mark on their calendars.

02/07/2017

John Kruk (second from right) jokes with fellow TV broadcasters (from left) Tom McCarthy, Ben Davis and Gregg Murphy.
(credit: Mike DeNardo)

John Kruk Joins Phillies TV Booth: ‘I’m Too Old To Change’

Kruk, who is 55, joked that his wife told him he was too young to retire.

02/07/2017

The new safety netting extends to the end of the dugouts. (credit: Mike DeNardo)

First Look At The Phillies New Safety Screens

On Saturday, some Phillies fans will get their first look at the extended protective netting at Citizens Bank Park.

02/02/2017

Cynthia Plotch (credit: Mike DeNardo)

Start Up That Delivers ‘Ugly Produce’ Is Benefiting The Community

A startup that delivers surplus produce is beginning to give back to the community.

02/01/2017

Mayor Kenney speaks at ceremony at Olney Elementary School. (credit: Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia School Progress Report Shows Improvement

The Philadelphia School District’s report card on itself is out, showing a modest improvement.

01/31/2017

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