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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

Rev. William Waters with one of the historic frescoes in the background. (credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW)

Historic Frescoes Could Help To Preserve St. Augustine Church

Leaders at St. Augustine Catholic Church are hoping to fund an endowment, now that the church’s frescoes have been declared historic.

07/25/2015

(Photo Credit: KYW's Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia Police Arrest 68 People In Kensington Drug Sting

68 people were arrested: 19 dealers and 49 buyers, 15 of whom are from the suburbs.

07/20/2015

Pedro Ramos. (Credit: The Philadelphia Foundation)

Pedro Ramos To Take Over As President Of The Philadelphia Foundation

From city managing director to head of the School Reform Commission, Pedro Ramos says he’s probably seen as much of the city as any resident.

07/18/2015

(Credit: Federal Bureau of Investigation)

Authorities Need Help Identifying Man In TD Bank Robbery

It happened around 7:57 a.m. at the TD Bank located at 399 Market Street.

07/17/2015

(Photo Credit: Evesham Police Department)

Police Looking For Window Washing Thief In South Jersey

Police in Evesham Township are looking for a window-washing jewelry thief.

07/16/2015

City Controller Alan Butkovitz poses with CHAD students and staff. (credit: Mike Denardo/KYW)

Philadelphia Students Gain Experience With Mock Audit Of Their School Lunches

A mock audit produced some real lessons for high school students in the City Controller’s summer mentor program.

07/15/2015

Construction at the Gloucester Premium Outlets. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Construction At South Jersey Retail Outlet Center Enters Home Stretch

It’s still very much a construction site at the Gloucester Premium Outlets off of Route 42 in Gloucester Township.

07/14/2015

(File photo by KYW's John Ostapkovich)

Special Regional Rail Tickets For Pope’s Visit To Go On Sale Monday

Originally scheduled for this week, now SEPTA will begin selling $10 Regional Rail tickets for the Pope’s visit on Monday July 20 at 9 a.m. online only.

07/13/2015

There is talk once again of a massive development project for Camden's waterfront. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Renewed Talk Of Massive Development Project For Camden’s Waterfront

Preliminary plans for a huge commercial and retail complex are on the drawing board once again.

07/10/2015

(The new interior of refurbished Patco rail cars. Credit: Patco)

Patco Trains Being Reinspected After One Shuts Down During Rush Hour

The Wednesday afternoon train was one of 12 refurbished cars in Patco’s fleet.

07/09/2015

(The righthand lane of the westbound Ben Franklin Bridge is blocked by a construction crew on the rainy morning of July 9, 2015.  Photo illustration by Mike DeNardo)

Lane Closures on Ben Franklin Bridge Will Persist Thru August

The Delaware River Port Authority, which operates the Ben, says the righthand westbound lane will remain closed around the clock until September 5th.

07/09/2015

(Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

Will Massive Security For Papal Visit Cause People To Think Twice About Coming To Philly?

A top tourism official in the city remains optimistic.

07/09/2015

(Air travelers wait in line at United Airlines' ticket counters in Philadelphia International Airport on a morning when a computer problem delayed hundreds of flights.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

FAA: Ground Stop Lifted On United Airlines Flights; Travelers Should Expect Residual Delays

United Airlines flights have reportedly been grounded around the country.

07/08/2015

(Credit: Thinkstock)

Arbitrator Says School District Disregarded Seniority When Rehiring Laid-Off Counselors

An arbitrator says the Philadelphia School District violated the teachers contract when it disregarded seniority when rehiring laid-off counselors two years ago.

07/07/2015

Jesse Turner, in green shirt, is joined by others on Independence Mall who oppose standardized testing in public schools.  Photo by Mike DeNardo

Conn. Man Brings Walk Against Standardized School Tests Through Delaware Valley

Jesse Turner (wearing lime-green shirt in photo) is walking from Connecticut to Washington, DC to gain support for his fight against high-stakes standardized tests in public schools.

07/07/2015

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