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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

Mayor Kenney speaks to Ben Franklin students inside Heid Building. 

Old Hat Factory To Become Apartment Building, Bring Internship Opportunities

A developer has announced plans to turn an abandoned former hat factory in the Loft District into an apartment building, with Philadelphia students gaining internships along the way. 


SEPTA train

NTSB Issues Preliminary Report Following 69th Street Terminal Crash

Thirty two passengers and the train operator were injured when the Norristown High Speed Line train crashed into an empty rail car at the 69th Street Transportation Center.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/19/2017

HUD Secretary Ben Carson Helps Formally Open A Philadelphia High School

HUD Secretary Carson stood at the entrance to the new Vaux Big Picture High School, and recognized the Philadelphia Housing Authority’s ongoing $500 million effort in the Sharswood area.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/19/2017

Whole Foods Donating Portion Of Sales To Fund School District Of Philadelphia

If you buy groceries at Philadelphia’s Whole Foods stores on Wednesday, you won’t just be feeding yourself. 


Preamble To Constitution Takes Center Stage At Masterman School

Students at Philadelphia’s Masterman School joined in a nationwide Constitution Day event on Monday, reciting and discussing the Preamble to the Constitution. 


Ashack and Drum Circle

Peace Day Philly Kicks Off Week-Long Series Of Activities

International Peace Day is this Thursday, but a week of local activities begins Sunday. 


Eagles Announce New Fundraiser To Support Autism Research

The inaugural bike ride and walk will be next May 19, with a route that begins and ends at the Linc.


Phillies Radio Analyst Cutting Back Broadcast Schedule

Phillies fans will hear less of Larry Andersen next season.


Celebrated High School To Move Buildings

The Philadelphia School District is making plans to move one of its most celebrated high schools into the same building with one of its most academically troubled. 


NTSB Report Gives First Look Into Helicopter Crash That Killed Country Music Star

Federal investigators have released a preliminary report into Friday’s helicopter crash in Medford, New Jersey that killed country music star Troy Gentry.


Philadelphia's 2,000 Soda Tax-Funded Pre-K Seats Are Full

Philadelphia’s 2,000 Soda Tax-Funded Pre-K Seats Are Full

The mayor says the program could have expanded, if not for the beverage industry’s legal challenge currently awaiting a ruling from the state Supreme Court.


Preparations Underway For Parkway's 100th Anniversary

Preparations Underway For Parkway’s 100th Anniversary

More than a year’s worth of activities marking the 100th Anniversary of the Ben Franklin Parkway will begin Friday night.


High School Teacher Introduces Students To Economics Through Rap

The economics lessons at one Delaware charter school are anything but boring, thanks to an inventive teacher.



Prominent Nonprofit Doubling Down On Grants To Philadelphia Schools

The six-year-old nonprofit Philadelphia School Partnership is launching a second round of fundraising to provide grants to Philly schools.


Dawn Staley Honored With Wanamaker Award For Third Time

Staley is the first individual to win the Wanamaker three times. Joe Frazier and Steve Carlton won it twice.



Philadelphia Schools Making Efforts To Encourage Attendance

Classes begin tomorrow in Philadelphia schools. And the district is hoping that students, and parents, know the importance of showing up.


teens using cellphones

Cell Phones Allowed In School? It Depends

Tuesday is the first day of school for Philadelphia public school students. Parents may wonder, whether their children are allowed to bring cell phones to school.


School District Hires Hundreds Of Teachers For New Year

The School District says a teacher hiring campaign is helping it start the new school year at nearly full strength.


Philadelphia Schools Expect Smooth Start

The new year for Philadelphia schools begins on Tuesday, and administrators are expecting a relatively smooth start.


Philadelphia Is Getting Its 1st Statue To Honor An African-American

Philadelphia Is Getting Its 1st Statue To Honor An African-American

At a time when there’s a national debate about taking monuments down, Philadelphia is putting one up, honoring voting rights activist Octavius Catto.


Philadelphia School District Trains Employees To Better Help Immigrant Students

Employees in Philadelphia schools are being trained to help the thousands of immigrant students feel secure.

08/30/2017 Announces Limit To Free Story Viewing Online

“If you’re in our local area and you click though to more than ten articles per month, you’re going to be asked to pay to support our journalism.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/29/2017

Munoz-Marin Elementary To Open On Time Following Mold Problem

The School District says a North Philadelphia elementary school will start classes on time next week, as crews work to eradicate a mold outbreak in the building.


Philadelphia Classrooms Get Upgrades To Boost Literacy

When the new school year begins, some of the district’s youngest students will see brighter, more colorful classrooms. And that’s by design.


Students In Camden Enjoy First Day Of School In New Building

Students In Camden Enjoy First Day Of School In New Building

Wednesday was the first day of classes in a new charter school building in Camden.


The Sprint To Complete Student Athlete Physicals

It’s back to school time. And that means doctors’ offices are crowded with student-athletes.


Philadelphia Principals, School District Reach Tentative Agreement

This tentative agreement comes a year after members of the principals union, under their previous leadership, rejected a deal.


New App Allows SEPTA Riders To Share Security Tips With Police

SEPTA has a new smartphone app called “SEPTA Transit Watch” that allows riders not only to text, but to send transit police photos or video of crimes or safety issues, anonymously if they wish.


Comcast’s Broadband Program For Low-Income Households Continues To Expand

Comcast says more people are now taking advantage of its internet service for low-income households. 


Pa. State Tests Are Getting Shorter Starting Spring 2018

Pennsylvania students will spend less time filling in bubbles with number-two pencils next spring, under standardized test changes announced Monday morning.



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