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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

Tom McGee sells beer at Citizens Bank Park.  Photo by Mike DeNardo

A Phillies’ Beer Vendor Channels Marlon Brando, For Fun and Profit

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.

15 hours ago

(credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW)

School Reform Commission Adopts Budget

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.

15 hours ago

Philadelphia's Commission for Universal Pre-Kindergarten holds its first meeting, in the mayor's reception room of City Hall.  Photo by Mike DeNardo

Philadelphia’s New Universal Pre-K Commission Gets Down to Business

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.

06/30/2015

Chris Christie, in file photo.  (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Chris Christie Expected To Launch Presidential Bid

Christie unveiled a campaign website over the weekend.

06/30/2015

(The "When and If," under full sail, in file photo)

Tall Ships Bring History Sailing into Delaware Riverfront

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.

06/25/2015

(Credit: Mike DeNardo)

City Seeing Feedback From Bike Lane Delineator Program On Walnut Street Bridge

The city will evaluate the pilot in the fall, and may try the devices in other locations.

06/24/2015

(File photo by KYW's John Ostapkovich)

Expect More Crowds On SEPTA Trains As Agency Installs New System

You may find less elbow room on SEPTA regional rail trains, as rail cars are taken out of service for federally required safety upgrades.

06/22/2015

(In a new video, her daughter describes the day Carol Reiff disappeared under suspicious circumstances in Blackwood, NJ.)

Police, Family Hope New Video Will Shed Light on S. Jersey Woman’s 2013 Death

Wednesday will mark two years since the body of 59-year-old Carol Reiff was found in a wooded area near the Lakeview Apartments.

06/22/2015

(Some of the classic desserts from Junior's a longtime landmark of Queens, New York.  Photo provided)

Junior’s, Iconic Maker of New York Cheesecakes, Moves Baking Operation to South Jersey

A famous taste of New York City has moved out of its longtime home in Queens, New York, and landed in Burlington, NJ.

06/22/2015

PATCO Train. (File photo by Mike DeNardo/KYW)

PATCO To Capitalize On Advertising During Pope’s Visit

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.

06/22/2015

(credit: Mike DeNardo)

Camden Residents Frustrated At Long-Delayed Opening Of Gateway Park West

Activists told the Delaware River Port Authority they were tired of hearing that the west side of Cooper River Park would open “soon.”

06/21/2015

PNB letters taken off the old Philadelphia National Bank building. (Credit: Tim Jimenez)

Expect Street Closures In Center City Saturday For Helicopter Lift

Walkers and drivers in Center City Saturday should be aware — streets around the old PNB building are going to be closed.

06/19/2015

(PATCO File Photo)

Like SEPTA, PATCO Will Also Limit Station Stops During Pope’s Visit

The PATCO plan for the pope has express trains running from only four stations: Lindenwold, Woodcrest, Ferry Avenue, and Broadway.

06/18/2015

File Photo (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Authorities ‘Considering’ Closing Ben Franklin Bridge To Auto Traffic Weekend Of Pope’s Visit

No decisions have been made yet, but one of the options authorities are considering is keeping cars and trucks off of the Bridge.

06/18/2015

(PATCO File Photo)

Patco Now Accepts Credit Cards For Fares From Casual Riders

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.

06/17/2015

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