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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

(Don Tollefson speaks with reporters on December 22, 2014.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Sportscaster Don Tollefson Now Looking For Help in His Fraud Defense

Former Philadelphia television sportscaster Don Tollefson now says that instead of defending himself, he’s trying to find an attorney to represent him against fraud charges.

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(Pa. state representative Vanessa Lowery Brown, in undercover surveillance video.  Image provided by Phila. DA)

Phila. DA Reopens Corruption Charges Against 2 Pa. State Lawmakers

State representatives Vanessa Lowery Brown and Ron Waters (both D-Phila.) are charged with taking cash from an undercover agent. Pennsylvania’s attorney general had previously declared the cases dead.

12/16/2014

The Fort Washington FedEx facility is experiencing its busiest shipping day. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Busiest Shipping Day Of The Year For Fed Ex

Fed Ex expects to deliver a record 22 and a half million packages today.

12/15/2014

(File photo by Al Bello/ Getty Images)

Flyers Taking Precautions Against Mumps Outbreak Hitting NHL Teams

The Philadelphia Flyers are defending… themselves… against an outbreak of mumps in the NHL.

12/12/2014

file photo (credit: Matt Leon)

PATCO Takes New Look At Reopening Long-Shuttered Franklin Square Station

With a revitalized Franklin Square now popular, the Delaware River Port Authority is taking a look at putting the PATCO station there back into service.

12/12/2014

(US labor secretary Thomas Perez tours the Urban Technology Project at Philadelphia school headquarters.   Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Phila. Apprenticeship Program Serves as Backdrop For $100M US Labor Dept. Announcement

Apprentices in the Urban Technology Project provide the School District of Philadelphia with IT troubleshooting and maintenance. Labor secretary Thomas Perez wants to expand high-tech apprenticeship programs nationwide.

12/11/2014

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

Commonwealth Court Reviews Legality Of Philadelphia School District’s Termination Of Teachers’ Contract

Attorneys for the Philadelphia School District have asked a Commonwealth Court panel to affirm the District’s authority to cancel its teachers contract.

12/11/2014

(The DRPA board -- William Sasso, CEO John Hanson, chair Jim Cawley, and Jeffrey Nash -- meet on December 10, 2014 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

DRPA Commissioner Defends Payments To His Law Firm

The legal work was reportedly to represent two commissioners in a federal grand jury investigation into politically connected economic development spending by the DRPA.

12/10/2014

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

School District Begins Hearings On Applications For 40 New Charter Schools

Today brings the first round of hearings on dozens of new charter school applications in Philadelphia.

12/08/2014

Tom Burgoyne (right) leads a business retreat Thursday at Citizens Bank Park.
(credit: Mike DeNardo)

Phillie Phanatic Helps Business People Develop Customer Loyalty

The man inside the Phillie Phanatic suit is helping businesspeople to create the same customer loyalty that the Phanatic enjoys.

12/06/2014

(Barbara Minzenberg, deputy secretary of Pennsylvania's Office of Child Development and Early Learning, announces the grants.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia Groups Among Those Benefitting From Pa. ‘Race to the Top’ Education Grants

Drexel University and the group “Parent Power” will each get $75,000 over three years.

12/04/2014

Patco's 15th Street station.  (File photo by Pat Loeb)

Several PATCO Upgrades In The Works

PATCO says new information boards are on the way for its train platforms.

12/03/2014

The boardwalk in Wildwood. (Credit: Andrew Kramer)

Wildwood, NJ Tops ‘Destinations on the Rise’ Web List

Trip Advisor says that among US vacation spots, Wildwood, NJ has generated the greatest increase in positive reviews in the past year.

12/02/2014

(Packages are sorted at a UPS hub.  Photo provided by UPS)

Parcel Services Already in High Gear As ‘Cyber Monday’ Hits

Crunch time has already begun for parcel delivery services as they work to get all of those items being bought where they are going.

12/01/2014

Chris Nady and Jennifer Price of Hamilton, New Jersey, are heading to Dallas for the Thanksgiving showdown. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Eagles Fans Spend Thanksgiving In Enemy Territory, Cheering On The Birds In Dallas

Not everyone is going home for the holidays. Some Eagles fans are winging their way to Dallas, for the Thanksgiving showdown with the Cowboys.

11/26/2014

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