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

South Jersey Catholic School Slated To Close Resurrected By Alumni

A South Jersey Catholic high school slated for closure is getting a new lease on life.

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Six Of Seven Charter School Applications Denied By School Reform Commission

Only one new charter school got the green light from the School Reform Commission.

02/23/2018

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SRC To Vote On Whether To Allow 7 New Charter Schools

Philadelphia has 84 charter schools, and the School Reform Commission will vote on applications for seven new ones.

02/21/2018

New Uber Service Could Be Cheaper Alternative To Mass Transit

Uber is launching a new, cheaper service in Philadelphia, one that could cost about as much as a SEPTA ride.

02/21/2018

Safety Tops Issues Philly Residents Want New School Board To Tackle

The survey was conducted by the mayor’s Education Nominating Panel, which is narrowing down the list of 450 applicants for the new local school board.

02/20/2018

Seeking Change: Rule Keeps Student Off The Court For Not Removing Hijab

It happened Friday after a basketball referee refused to let a 16-year-old Mastery Shoemaker student play, unless she took off her hijab.

02/20/2018

City Seeks Restaurateurs For Renovated Love Park Welcome Center

The city is seeking restaurateurs to run the food concession at the Love Park Welcome Center once it’s renovated.

02/18/2018

Bottled Or Tap? Choice Of Drinking Water In Philly May Surprise You

A new survey shows more than 40 percent of Philadelphians mostly drink bottled water at home instead of tap water.

02/17/2018

Philadelphia’s DA Office Enacts New Policy On Marijuana

District Attorney Larry Krasner has a new policy on pot. 

02/16/2018

Fundraising Underway For Long-Awaited Philadelphia Sports Museum

Former governor Ed Rendell is heading up the fundraising.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/13/2018

Philly Special

Entrepreneurs Look To Score Big On Eagles’ Trick Play ‘Philly Special’

Several entrepreneurs are trying to lay claim to the name “Philly Special.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/13/2018

Philadelphia School Tops List Of Highest SAT Scores In Pennsylvania

Last year’s SAT was a different test from previous years, so the state advises you can’t precisely compare scores from the year before.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/13/2018

The New England Patriots celebrate with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the Atlanta Falcons during Super Bowl 51 at NRG Stadium on February 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas. The Patriots defeated the Falcons 34-28.

NFL, Nonprofit Prep Patriots Championship Gear To Head Overseas

To accommodate instant post game sales, there are thousands of pre-printed shirts and hats proclaiming the Patriots as Super Bowl champion

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/06/2018

A Top Philly School Administrator Takes Job As Superintendent In Omaha

Cheryl Logan, the chief academic officer for Philadelphia’s schools, is heading to Omaha to be a first-time superintendent.

02/03/2018

Irish Airline To Launch Service In Philadelphia

Philadelphians heading to the Emerald Isle will soon have more travel options, as Aer Lingus prepares to launch service here.

02/02/2018

‘Absolutely Not!’ Many Fans Say No Work On Monday If Eagles Win Super Bowl

There may not be many people on the job on the morning after the Super Bowl, especially if the Eagles win. Are businesses ready for that? 

01/31/2018

86-Year Tradition Ends In Center City To Support Eagles In Super Bowl LII

For 86 years, the PSFS sign glowed red-orange atop what is now the Loews Hotel, but now, thanks to LED technology, the sign has changed.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/30/2018

Charter School Advocates Rally At City Hall For Voice On New School Board

A capacity crowd rallied in the mayor’s reception room calling on the district to change what they call onerous charter renewal terms.

01/30/2018

Philly Schools Chief Makes Super Bowl Bet With Boston Counterpart

Even the school superintendents are making Super Bowl bets now.

01/29/2018

Philly School District Recognizes Top Performers

A ceremony at Potter-Thomas Elementary School in North Philadelphia recognized 22 of Philadelphia’s 300 schools for scoring high on the School Progress Report.

01/29/2018

Citizens Bank Park

Citizens Bank Park Gets Some Off-The-Field Changes

In addition to new management on the field, Phillies fans can expect some off-the-field changes this season at Citizens Bank Park.

01/28/2018

Philadelphia Auto Show Kicks Off Saturday

Philadelphia Auto Show Kicks Off Saturday

If you need a diversion from Super Bowl hype, you might want to steer toward the Philadelphia Auto Show, which opens Saturday at the Convention Center. 

01/26/2018

No Super Bowl Watch Party At The Linc

If you can’t get to Minneapolis, there are plenty of places around here to watch the Eagles in the Super Bowl. But the Linc won’t be one of them.

01/25/2018

SEPTA Offers Look Into Planned Station Upgrades, Electric Buses

At an open house at SEPTA headquarters, riders and transportation advocates got a chance to see what’s on the drawing board for SEPTA’s 12-year capital program.

01/24/2018

Experts Offer Advice To Fans Traveling To Minneapolis For Super Bowl

Eagles fans are scrambling to plan their Super Bowl pilgrimages to Minneapolis.

01/23/2018

Future Unclear For Shopping Mall Ranked Worst In New Jersey

The Burlington Center Mall was at one time a retail engine for Burlington Township. Not anymore.

01/20/2018

Meryl Levitz Steps Down From CEO Position At Visit Philadelphia

The longtime founding president of Philadelphia’s leisure tourism agency is stepping aside.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/19/2018

Activists Want Philadelphia School Board Nominees Meeting Open To Public

The mayor’s nominating panel has the job of providing him 27 names, from which he’ll appoint nine to the new local school board.

01/19/2018

Philadelphia School Board Nominating Panel To Have First Meeting

Friday is the first meeting for the panel that will sift through the applications for Philadelphia’s new local school board.

01/18/2018

Gov. Wolf Taking Steps To Expand Who Gets Overtime Pay In Pennsylvania

Gov. Wolf Taking Steps To Expand Who Gets Overtime Pay In Pennsylvania

Governor Wolf is taking steps to make sure that more salaried workers are eligible for overtime pay.

01/17/2018

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