Mike DeNardo

Mike DeNardoMike DeNardo, a veteran of KYW Newsradio for more than 25 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 have two rescue cats named Fenway and Wrigley.

Connect with Mike DeNardo on Twitter: @DeNardoKYW

(SRC chair Marjorie Neff, center, chats with schools superitendent William Hite, right, during an SRC session on Thursday morning.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia School District ‘Lump Sum’ Budget Getting OK’d Despite Funding Holes

Right now, the district’s $2.9-billion preliminary budget for next year is short, according to CFO Matt Stanski.

KYW Newsradio 1060–8 hours ago

(Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Elementary Students in Northeast Philadelphia Get Hands-On Lessons in Livestock Farming

The main lobby at Fox Chase Elementary School smelled like a farm today. And for good reason.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/25/2015

(The 2015 Philadelphia Auto Show.  File photo by KYW's John McDevitt)

Pa. Convention Center Says Shows Are Smoother, Less Expensive Under New Union Rules

The report says labor costs at this year’s Philadelphia Auto Show were down 20 percent.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/23/2015

(A large sinkhole shut down Plymouth Road in Montgomery County.   Photo by KYW's Mike DeNardo)

Sinkhole Shuts Down Busy Montco Road

A busy road in Plymouth Meeting is closed until further notice because of a sinkhole.

03/13/2015

(Shortly after school police confiscated anti-charter protest signs at the SRC's February 18th meeting, Lisa Haver, of the  Alliance for Philadelphia Public Schools (APPS) displays a hastily drawn sign that says, "Why did SRC take our signs?"  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Federal Lawsuit Filed Against School Reform Commission After Protest Signs Confiscated

Lisa Haver, co-founder of a group that opposes more charter schools in Philadelphia, says school police confiscated her signs at the SRC’s February 18th meeting.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/12/2015

(File photo.  Credit: Thinkstock)

Public Education Advocates Take Pennsylvania To Court Over School Funding

The suit, filed last fall by parents’ groups and a coalition of school districts, claims the current state funding system shortchanges students.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/11/2015

(Marjorie Neff, left, recently appointed to head the School Reform Commission by Gov. Tom Wolf, and her predecessor, Bill Green, who will remain a member of the SRC.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Former Phila. SRC Chair and His Replacement Say They’ll Move Schools Forward Together

New SRC chair Marjorie Neff says the fact that Bill Green is not going to court to try to keep the chairmanship removes a potential distraction.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/10/2015

A pothole repair crew in Camden County. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Repair Crews Working Non-Stop, Filling 300 To 500 Potholes A Day

Potholes are the bane of drivers everywhere. “I hit ‘em and everything just goes all over the place,” said one driver, definitely fed up with the holes in the road. “My car is a wreck.”

03/10/2015

School Reform Commissioner Bill Green now says he's not going to court to challenge his removal as SRC chair.  (credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW)

Bill Green Says He’s Not Going To Court To Challenge His Removal As SRC Chair

School Reform Commissioner Bill Green now says he’s not going to court to challenge his removal as SRC chair.

03/09/2015

The Capitol Building in Pennsylvania's capital Harrisburg. (Credit: MLADEN ANTONOV/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Pa. House Approves Legislaton That Would Strengthen Charter Schools Statewide

Under the Republican-backed update to the current law, now nearly two decades old, charter schools would get their funding directly from the state, rather than having money pass through local school districts.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/07/2015

(The "Parent and Family Portal" on the School District of Philadelphia web site.)

Phila. School District Moves Its Entire School Selection Process Online

“By automating the process, getting it online, we’re really very much attempting to provide much better customer service to our parents,” says Karyn Lynch, the school district’s chief of student services.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/06/2015

Roads in the city were better, but not perfect Friday morning. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Area Roadways Slowly Recovering After Biggest Snowfall Of Season

Road crews were able to plow much of Thursday’s snow off of the major arteries, but work still remains.

03/06/2015

Philadelphia School District Superintendent William Hite. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia Schools Chief Hite Plans More Focus On Neighborhood Schools

Superintendent William Hite’s plan calls for reorganizing schools into eight geographic networks, and adding three others focusing on turnaround, alternative and innovative schools.

03/04/2015

(Assemblyman Paul Moriarty.  File photo provided)

Officer Charged After Encounter With N.J. Lawmaker Acquitted of Falsifying Arrest

A Gloucester County juryhas found police officer Joseph DiBuonaventura not guilty of 14 charges stemming from his 2012 arrest of state assemblyman Paul Moriarty (photo) on DUI charges.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/03/2015

(Former SRC chair Bill Green.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Bill Green Says He Won’t Give Up SRC Chairmanship Without Court Fight

He says he plans to go to Commonwealth Court for a ruling on whether Gov. Wolf had the authority to strip him of his School Reform Commission chairmanship.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/02/2015

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