Mike 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
More than 1,000 students walked out of class at noontime and converged at school headquarters, then marched to City Hall.
Superintendent William Hite’s budget relies on labor concessions — including teacher pay cuts from 5 to 13 percent, and an end to teacher seniority.
For more than 40 years, Le Bec Fin was Philadelphia’s five-star gold standard in French dining.
An Eagles running back is being sued by a woman using the alias “Mary Roe,” who claims the football player assaulted and humiliated her on a party bus.
Biden received an honorary law degree. He joked with Penn president Amy Gutmann, “It’s much cheaper to get a degree this way, isn’t it?”
There are a few more empty seats at Citizens Bank Park this season, compared to last year.
Ronald Blount, president of the Taxi Workers Alliance of Pennsylvania, led a noontime rally of about 100 cabbies at 31st and Market Streets on Friday.
Mayor Nutter says he’ll present a package of proposals in a week or so to raise $60 million for city schools.
You spend 14 seasons in one place, you’re going to accumulate stuff. And now that Andy’s coaching in Kansas City, Tammy Reid says they’re selling hundreds of Eagles items.
A new mobile produce van made its first stop on Wednesday, selling fruits and vegetables on the streets of Camden, NJ.
Cuts to Philadelphia’s school nursing staff has had a negative effect on students, according to a new survey.
Judith Hartdegen, 74, was killed in what was initially reported as a home invasion.
Amid a black cloud of huge budget cuts, there will no doubt be some positive news for Philadelphia schoolteachers tonight.
Rosen is a law professor at George Washington University and legal affairs editor at “The New Republic.”
A famous alumnus of Philadelphia’s High School for the Creative and Performing Arts is reaching into his own pocket to make sure that next year’s musical at his alma mater won’t be scrapped, as this year’s was.