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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

Players luggage, too. (credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW)

Phillies Equipment Truck Leaving For Clearwater

The Phillies have loaded everything except the players into a tractor trailer headed for Bright House Field.

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Phila. Officials Announce Effort To Save Money, Create Jobs By Making City Buildings More Energy Efficient

The Mayor and City Council President have announced a ten-year effort to save money and create jobs, by making city buildings, businesses and homes greener.


Governor Tom Wolf
(credit: Tony Romeo)

Gov. Wolf Previews Part Of His Budget For Next Year During Phila. Visit

He says he’s planning next year’s budget knowing the current year’s is more than seven months late.


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Historic Ocean Liner SS United States May Sail Again

The S.S. United States, the huge ship rusting for two decades along Columbus Boulevard, may set sail again.


Mayor Kenney tours the newly-opened health clinic at the Belmont Charter School.  (credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW)

Mayor Kenney Continues His Weekly School Visits As He Assembles Plan To Fund Community Schools

Mayor Jim Kenney visited service providers at a school in West Philadelphia Thursday morning, as he draws-up his plan to expand the “community school” concept.


L to R, Siddharth Shah (WG’17), Shashwata Narain (WG’17), Alexander David (GEN’17) (Photo provided by The Wharton School)

Penn Students Develop Concept To Shorten Beer Brewing Process

What if brewers could speed-up the fermentation of beer? A trio of Penn students believe they’ve discovered a way to do that.


(KYW's Mike DeNardo)

Some South Jersey Drivers Test Their Luck On Snowy Roads

With more than a foot of windblown snow on the roads, many drivers in South Jersey were sorry they ventured out.


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Acting U.S. Education Secretary To Visit Philadelphia

President Barack Obama’s new top education official will visit Philadelphia.


(Philadelphia School District headquarters.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Philly School District Settles With Charter That Allegedly Faked Signatures

The School Reform Commission tonight votes on an agreement settling allegations that a charter school fraudulently billed the district.


File Photo (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Many Air Travelers Changing Plans Ahead Of Impending Storm

The major airlines servicing PHL have announced travel alerts that allow passengers to rebook their flights without being charged a change fee.


(credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW)

Martin Luther King High School Commemorates MLK Day In Phila.

The Martin Luther King holiday had special significance at the Philadelphia high school named for King.


Parents deliver petitions and surveys to school headquarters on Thursday. (credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW)

Some Parents Unhappy Germantown School Will Remain District-Run

A district spokeswoman said the administration has agreed to meet with the parents on Tuesday.


An all-gender restroom at the school administration building. (credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW)

South Jersey School District Ready To Adopt Policy For Transgender Students

The Cherry Hill School District is ready to adopt a policy accommodating transgender students when it comes to using bathrooms and locker rooms.


Schuylkill Back up

PennDOT Considers Allowing Drivers To Use Shoulders Of The Schuylkill

Letting drivers use the shoulders during peak times is something PennDOT is looking at to ease congestion.


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1 Injured After Boiler Explodes Inside Phila. Elementary School

An elementary school in Mt. Airy is closed Thursday and Friday, after a boiler explosion injured a mechanic and knocked out heat to the building.



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