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

Commissioner of Major League Baseball Rob Manfred, in file photo. (Credit: Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

MLB Commissioner Talks Fan Safety At Phils Game Hours Before Fan Struck In Head With Foul Ball

In the second inning, with Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred at the stadium, the Phils’ Freddy Galvis fouled off a ball that hit a woman sitting in the Diamond Club in the forehead.


Josh Harris poses with PAL participants at the Harrowgate PAL center. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Sixers Owner Harris Makes $3.5 Million Donation To PAL

This is the largest gift to the Philadelphia Police Athletic League in its 68 year history.


(Photo credit: KYW's Mike DeNardo)

New School Year, New Management, And New Cash For A Philly Charter School

Teachers greeted students on day 1 at the Frederick Douglass Charter School at 22nd and Norris in North Philadelphia.


Benjamin Franklin High School. (credit: Mike DeNardo)

New Program At Philadelphia High School Proves Manufacturing Is Not Dead

A new center opening next month at Ben Franklin High School aims to teach modern manufacturing skills to students.


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

Lawsuit Says Phila. School District Fails To Translate Special Education Papers For Parents Who Don’t Speak English

One of the lead plaintiffs, Barbara Galarza, only speaks Spanish. She says the school district refused to provide her with documents — in Spanish — that would have prepared her for word that her daughter was diagnosed with an intellectual disability.


(Photo Credit: KYW's Mike DeNardo)

SEPTA Papal Regional Rail Passes Now Sold At Select Stations

Papal pilgrims are now buying their special SEPTA regional rail passes in person.


(credit: Mike DeNardo)

SEPTA GM Announces Retirement After Papal Visit

Days after Pope Francis leaves Philadelphia, SEPTA’s General Manager Joe Casey is retiring.


People prepare to board busses going to Istanbul, Bursa and Skopje at the Central Bus Station in Sofia on January 28, 2015. Taking the bus from Bulgaria, preferred route of the future jihadists. When Bulgarian police on January 1 arrested Frenchman Fritz-Joly Joachin, a self-confessed "old friend" of the Charlie Hebdo attackers, he was not the first suspected Islamist trying to cross the EU's south-eastern border into Turkey.  AFP PHOTO / NIKOLAY DOYCHINOV        (Photo credit should read NIKOLAY DOYCHINOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Authorities Now Say Registered Buses Will Be Allowed On Closed Roads During Papal Visit

The Schuylkill Expressway, the Vine Expressway, and part of City Avenue are closing during the weekend of the Papal visit.


Giant Phillies hat worn by William Penn Statue during 1993 World Series .(Credit: Glen Spence)

Giant Phillies Cap Worn By William Penn Statue Being Auctioned On EBay

The giant Phillies cap that adorned the William Penn statue for the 1993 World Series can be yours. It’s being auctioned on eBay.


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Cell Phone Companies Upgrade Service Along Parkway For Papal Visit

AT&T and Verizon together have invested $45-million to add cell-service infrastructure along the Ben Franklin Parkway. Each says the upgrades will quadruple capacity.


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Educators Anticipate Sharp Drops When Pennsylvania Releases Standardized Test Scores

In the coming weeks, the state education department is expected to release the results of last year’s PSSA exams, given to 3rd through 8th graders. And the scores are expected to take a substantial drop.


Gloucester Premium Outlets

New Premium Retail Outlet Center Opens In South Jersey

The newly-built outlet center off of Route 42 in Blackwood houses 90 retailers, including Reebok, Columbia Sportswear and Vera Bradley.


(The headquarters of the School District of Philadelphia, on North Broad Street near Spring Garden.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Pa. Supreme Court To Rule On SRC Effort To Void Teachers’ Contract

The state Supreme Court is going to take up the issue of whether the School Reform Commission had the power to cancel its teachers contract.


Two students display their summer job at the UAC reception. (credit: Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia Summer Jobs Program Leaves Students With Experience, Money In Pockets

The city’s WorkReady program saw 1,600 young adults spending the last six weeks learning what it was like to work in the “real world” in jobs coordinated by the Urban Affairs Coalition.


A stage is being built north of Arkansas Avenue in Atlantic City for Sunday's Maroon 5 concert. (credit: Mike DeNardo)

Atlantic City Leaders Finalize Plans For Two Huge Concerts On Beach

Maroon 5 rocks the beach in Atlantic City this Sunday, and Rascal Flatts plays next Thursday. As many as 50,000 fans are expected to buy tickets to each show.