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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

Gov. Tom Wolf with students at Philadelphia's Baldi Middle School. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Changes Ahead For Panel Running Philadelphia Schools

The state panel running Philadelphia’s schools could have a much different look in a few months.

17 hours ago

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From Truck Driver To Rockstar, New Creativity To American Classic

A classic American band is coming to town to play music from its first new album in 16 years.

09/23/2016

(Credit: Mike DeNardo)

No Vehicles Allowed On South Street On Saturday From River To River

It’ll be a carless morning from South Street to Fairmount Park tomorrow, as the city clears the roads for recreational activities.

09/23/2016

(Credit: Mike DeNardo)

City Celebrates ‘SLAMS’, A New Cutting-Edge Model Of Education

A new Philadelphia public school is open this fall, one that extends a cutting-edge model of education to a neighborhood middle school.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/20/2016

(credit: Mike DeNardo)

Civil Rights Leader Wants Camden House Designated Historic

It’s believed Dr. Martin Luther King Junior once stayed there.

09/19/2016

(Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Local Students Launch Their Business Careers At The Ballpark

Local college students are getting off-campus and learning about the business of sports at the ballpark.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/17/2016

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Philadelphia Events Designed To Bring Us Closer To Peace

They call it “Peace Day,” but it’s more like a week of events underway now in Philadelphia.

09/16/2016

(credit: Mike DeNardo)

Techies Camp Out For New iPhone

The new phone is said to be faster, waterproof, and David likes the fact that it does not have a headphone jack.

09/16/2016

State Sen. Vince Hughes is at the podium at a post-hearing rally by education advocates (credit: Mike DeNardo)

Debate Heats Up In Philly: Should School Funding Should Be Decided In The Courts

The state Supreme Court is deciding whether a lawsuit over Pennsylvania school funding can proceed.

09/13/2016

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Pass Or Fail? Pa. Supreme Court To Hear School Funding Lawsuit

Meeting in Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court is set to hear arguments Tuesday in an appeal brought by advocates who say the state’s education funding is inadequate.

09/12/2016

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Recently Repaired Regional Rail Cars Sidelined Again

SEPTA has pulled 18 of its newly-repaired regional rail cars out of service because of friction between old and new parts.

09/12/2016

School District of Philadelphia. (credit: CBS 3)

Philadelphia School Kids Being Dismissed Early Due To Heat

A sweltering forecast is causing the first early dismissal of Philadelphia’s young school year.

09/09/2016

SEPTA GM Jeff Knueppel  demonstrates SEPTA Key card (credit: Mike DeNardo)

SEPTA To Roll Out New ‘Stored-Value’ Feature For Occasional Riders

Riders can only load the value of a weekly or monthly TransPass on their SEPTA Key cards but that could change by the end of the year.

09/08/2016

Hill-Freedman principal Anthony Majewski talks with students on 1st day of school. (credit: Mike DeNardo)

Back To School For Philadelphia School District

Summer vacation is over, and 130,000 students in the Philadelphia School District are back in class today.

09/07/2016

(Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Thousands Of Philadelphia Students Head Back To Class!

For the first time in years, the first day of school in Philadelphia comes amid a measure of financial stability.

09/06/2016

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