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

(Photo provided by Tower Systems, Ltd. in 2013.)

Tall Delays For Observation Tower Planned For Camden Waterfront

Groundbreaking on the 300-foot observation tower slated to open this spring has yet to happen.

02/27/2015

Camden officer Virginia Matias (to Vice President Biden's right) was one of five officers that got to meet with President Barack Obama  and Biden this week. (Credit: Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

Camden Officer Gets Rare Chance To Talk Policing With President Obama

A Camden police officer is back from the Oval Office, where she got to talk about policing with the President of the United States.

02/26/2015

Fairness Center general counsel David Osborne at a Center City news conference announcing lawsuit against the Philadelphia School District at its teachers union (credit: Mike DeNardo)

Group Sues Philadelphia School District, Union Over “Ghost Teachers”

The Fairness Center is suing the Philadelphia School District and its teachers union over the longstanding practice of teachers doing union work to remain on the district’s books.

02/25/2015

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Detours Continue Around Scene Of Fiery Tanker Crash In Pennsauken

The ramp at the scene of Monday’s fiery tanker crash in Pennsauken isn’t expected to reopen for a few more days.

02/24/2015

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Chosen Few Emerge From Philadelphia High-Tech Charter School Lottery

Thousands of parents learned Tuesday whether their child was awarded a spot in the K-12 Math, Science & Technology charter in the far Northeast.

02/24/2015

The School Reform Commission granted conditional three-year charters to five schools, but denied 34 others. (credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW)

Group Advocating For More Philly Charter Schools Responds To Decision To Approve 5 Of 39 New Charters

The Hoboken-based Choice Media, Inc. is returning to the Philadelphia television airwaves in the next week or so, depicting parents whose children were shut out of fully-enrolled charters.

02/21/2015

People out and about Friday were forced to deal with bitter cold temperatures.  (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Bone-Numbing Cold Could Take Toll On The Body

With wind chills in the minus-teens, anyone who is exposed to these frigid conditions risks developing frostbite or hypothermia.

02/20/2015

(The School Reform Commission, during a contentious meeting on February 19, 2015.  Schools superintendent William Hite is standing in background.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

School Reform Commission Says Its Vote on Charter Applications Will Have Little Budget Impact

The district faces an $80-million deficit next year, but SRC chair Bill Green says adding five charters won’t break the budget because four of the schools would open in 2016.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/19/2015

The School Reform Commission granted conditional three-year charters to five schools, but denied 34 others. (credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW)

Philadelphia SRC Approves 5 New Charter Schools, 4 Arrested During Heated Meeting

The meeting was frequently disrupted by protesters as the School Reform Commission granted conditional charters to five schools.

02/18/2015

(The headquarters of the School District of Philadelphia, on North Broad Street near Spring Garden.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

All Eyes On Phila. School District As Battle Over More Charter Schools Gets A Vote Tonight

The School Reform Commission tonight is deciding whether to approve any or all of the 39 applications for new charter schools in the city of Philadelphia.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/18/2015

Phillies director of mechandise Scott Brandreth displays some of the fan giveaway items for 2015. (Credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW)

Phillies Merch Staff Tackles Challenge Posed By Ostensibly Flexible 2015 Roster

With so much uncertainty on the roster this season, Phillies merchandise director Scott Brandreth says one thing not on the list right now is a giveaway tied to a particular player.

02/18/2015

MAYBE IT WAS THE WEATHER.  Just a few hardy souls showed up for an ice skating session at Dilworth Park, adjacent to City Hall, hosted by the Philadelphia Flyers.  The thermometer read 10 degrees.  Photo by Mike DeNardo

For A Few, The Perfect Temperature For Ice Skating With Flyers Hockey Players

It was 10 degrees F. out, but members of the Flyers ice hockey team hosted a lunchtime skate outside City Hall.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/16/2015

File Photo (credit: Mike DeNardo)

Demand Declining As Phils Single-Game Tickets Go On Sale This Week

The last-place Phillies drew 2.4 million fans last season — the lowest attendance in the eleven-year history of Citizens Bank Park.

02/16/2015

The Phillies' equipment is packed, ready to be trucked to Clearwater. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Phillies’ Equipment Truck Leaves For Spring Training In Florida

What’s on the truck? Thousands of baseballs, 10,000 beverage cups, and hundreds of socks, jocks and shirts.

02/13/2015

(credit: Mike DeNardo)

“Official” Label Removed From Chadds Ford Couple’s Papal Shirt Website

A suburban couple is raising money for charity by selling Pope Francis T-shirts in advance of his Philadelphia visit this fall. But they don’t exactly have the blessing of the Archdiocese.

02/12/2015

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