Mike 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
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.
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.
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.
If you buy groceries at Philadelphia’s Whole Foods stores on Wednesday, you won’t just be feeding yourself.
Students at Philadelphia’s Masterman School joined in a nationwide Constitution Day event on Monday, reciting and discussing the Preamble to the Constitution.
International Peace Day is this Thursday, but a week of local activities begins Sunday.
The inaugural bike ride and walk will be next May 19, with a route that begins and ends at the Linc.
Phillies fans will hear less of Larry Andersen next season.
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.
Federal investigators have released a preliminary report into Friday’s helicopter crash in Medford, New Jersey that killed country music star Troy Gentry.
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.
More than a year’s worth of activities marking the 100th Anniversary of the Ben Franklin Parkway will begin Friday night.
The economics lessons at one Delaware charter school are anything but boring, thanks to an inventive teacher.
The six-year-old nonprofit Philadelphia School Partnership is launching a second round of fundraising to provide grants to Philly schools.
Staley is the first individual to win the Wanamaker three times. Joe Frazier and Steve Carlton won it twice.
Classes begin tomorrow in Philadelphia schools. And the district is hoping that students, and parents, know the importance of showing up.
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.
The School District says a teacher hiring campaign is helping it start the new school year at nearly full strength.
The new year for Philadelphia schools begins on Tuesday, and administrators are expecting a relatively smooth start.
At a time when there’s a national debate about taking monuments down, Philadelphia is putting one up, honoring voting rights activist Octavius Catto.
Employees in Philadelphia schools are being trained to help the thousands of immigrant students feel secure.
“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.”
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.
When the new school year begins, some of the district’s youngest students will see brighter, more colorful classrooms. And that’s by design.
Wednesday was the first day of classes in a new charter school building in Camden.
It’s back to school time. And that means doctors’ offices are crowded with student-athletes.
This tentative agreement comes a year after members of the principals union, under their previous leadership, rejected a deal.
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 says more people are now taking advantage of its internet service for low-income households.
Pennsylvania students will spend less time filling in bubbles with number-two pencils next spring, under standardized test changes announced Monday morning.