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

School District of Philadelphia headquarters, near Broad and Spring Garden Streets.  (File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Mayor Kenney Taps Product Of Philadelphia School System To Help Run It

Mayor Kenney has named Dr. Christopher McGinley, an associate professor at Temple University, to the School Reform Commission.

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Temple Renaming Communications School In Honor Of TV Pioneer Lew Klein

Following a multi-million dollar gift from Klein and his wife Janet, Temple is renaming the school, the Lew Klein College of Media and Communications.

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Phillies outfielder Roman Quinn in the batting cage at the Ryan Howard Training Center. (credit: Mike DeNardo)

Phillies Outfielder Gives Kids Some Big League Advice

Phillies outfielder Roman Quinn spent his Martin Luther King Day at the Marian Anderson Rec Center at 17th and Fitzwater.


SRC Meeting.
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Kenney Narrows Field For Key School Position

Mayor Kenney says he hopes to fill an open seat on the School Reform Commission before a key charter school vote next month.


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Philly Teachers Plan Week Of Lessons About Black Lives Matter

It’s an effort being promoted by the Caucus of Working Educators — a faction of the teachers union.


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SugarHouse Fined For Underage Gambling

The state is fining SugarHouse Casino for incidents last year involving college athletes who were gambling underage.


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One Day Later, Police Ticket Driver At Home For Not Clearing Car Of Snow

Drivers who fail to clear snow from their cars should know: They’re not home free from the long arm of the law, even after they’re parked at home.


Lisa Johnson (credit: Mike DeNardo)

Women to Don Knitted Pink “Pussyhats” During Inauguration Weekend

It might be hard to buy pink yarn these days, because women are knitting hats to wear to a National March on Washington.



Longtime Fixture In Philadelphia’s Education Community Bids Farewell

As for her own future, the 66-year-old Mazzotti said she plans to continue to be a champion for vulnerable communities.


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Philadelphia Celebrates First Day Of Newly Funded Pre-K Initiative

Parents brought their toddlers to one new expanded center in Northeast Philadelphia.


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Inquirer Comments On Ejection Of Writer From Eagles Press Box

The fallout continues after the Eagles ejected an Inquirer beat writer from the press box during Sunday’s game against the Cowboys.


Photo credit: KYW's Mike DeNardo

Crews At Navy Yard Prepare For Firework Show

It’s a four-day job, loading the explosives for two 13-minute shows.


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Mummers Return After Undergoing Sensitivity Training

Mummers have had sensitivity training, in-person and by video, following last year’s social media backlash.


Earl Hawthorne of the Spartans checks out palm trees (credit: Mike DeNardo)

Fancy Brigades Prepare For Opening Of Mummersfest

The Pennsylvania Convention Center sounds like a construction site as the Fancy Brigades prepare for Wednesday’s opening of the four-day “Mummersfest.”



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