Mike 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
It’s a classic Marlon Brando scene (“Heyyy, Stellaaaa!”) that beer vendor Tom McGee recreates as he walks the aisles of Citizens Bank Park, selling cans of Stella Artois.
With no state budget in sight, the School Reform Commission Tuesday night had to cross its fingers in hope as it adopted a spending plan for next year.
The new commission’s job: to recommend ways the city can pay for high-quality pre-K for 40,000 eligible three- and four-year-olds.
Christie unveiled a campaign website over the weekend.
Among the tall ships in the Parade of Sail, arrayed today along the Delaware River, is a schooner named “When And If” that once belonged to Gen. George Patton.
The city will evaluate the pilot in the fall, and may try the devices in other locations.
You may find less elbow room on SEPTA regional rail trains, as rail cars are taken out of service for federally required safety upgrades.
Wednesday will mark two years since the body of 59-year-old Carol Reiff was found in a wooded area near the Lakeview Apartments.
A famous taste of New York City has moved out of its longtime home in Queens, New York, and landed in Burlington, NJ.
About one hundred thousand people are expected to ride the Speedline each day when the Pope is here, that’s about triple the usual ridership.
Activists told the Delaware River Port Authority they were tired of hearing that the west side of Cooper River Park would open “soon.”
Walkers and drivers in Center City Saturday should be aware — streets around the old PNB building are going to be closed.
The PATCO plan for the pope has express trains running from only four stations: Lindenwold, Woodcrest, Ferry Avenue, and Broadway.
No decisions have been made yet, but one of the options authorities are considering is keeping cars and trucks off of the Bridge.
Until now, occasional Patco riders had to pay with cash at the ticket machines, and they’d get their change back in dollar coins. No more.