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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

(Barbara Minzenberg, deputy secretary of Pennsylvania's Office of Child Development and Early Learning, announces the grants.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia Groups Among Those Benefitting From Pa. ‘Race to the Top’ Education Grants

Drexel University and the group “Parent Power” will each get $75,000 over three years.

12/04/2014

Patco's 15th Street station.  (File photo by Pat Loeb)

Several PATCO Upgrades In The Works

PATCO says new information boards are on the way for its train platforms.

12/03/2014

The boardwalk in Wildwood. (Credit: Andrew Kramer)

Wildwood, NJ Tops ‘Destinations on the Rise’ Web List

Trip Advisor says that among US vacation spots, Wildwood, NJ has generated the greatest increase in positive reviews in the past year.

12/02/2014

(Packages are sorted at a UPS hub.  Photo provided by UPS)

Parcel Services Already in High Gear As ‘Cyber Monday’ Hits

Crunch time has already begun for parcel delivery services as they work to get all of those items being bought where they are going.

12/01/2014

Chris Nady and Jennifer Price of Hamilton, New Jersey, are heading to Dallas for the Thanksgiving showdown. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Eagles Fans Spend Thanksgiving In Enemy Territory, Cheering On The Birds In Dallas

Not everyone is going home for the holidays. Some Eagles fans are winging their way to Dallas, for the Thanksgiving showdown with the Cowboys.

11/26/2014

The departure board at Philadelphia International Airport on the day before Thanksgiving. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Delays, Cancellations At Philadelphia International Holding Up Thanksgiving Air Travel

The storm has prompted the FAA to issue a ground delay here until midnight because of low ceilings.

11/26/2014

A tug pulled the Nicolina away from her dock at the Navy Yard just after 3:30 p.m. ending a seven-month odyssey in the Delaware River. (credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW)

Cargo Ship Stuck In Delaware River Since April Returns To Sea

A tug pulled the Nicolina away from her dock at the Navy Yard just after 3:30 p.m. ending a seven-month odyssey in the Delaware.

11/24/2014

(American Airlines jets sit at a gate at O'Hare Airport.  File photo by Scott Olson/ Getty Images)

Worried About Travel During Wednesday’s Snow? Hold Your Horses, One Airline Advises

If the weather is making you nervous about flying on Wednesday and you want to change your flight, it’s a bit too soon to say whether airlines would waive their change fees.

11/24/2014

John Brown

Familiar KYW Radio Voice Tells His Story Many Don’t Know

Longtime KYW traffic reporter John Brown has recently finished a book on his life spent conquering disability.

11/23/2014

Photo Credit Thinkstock

All ‘Cyber’ Charters in Pennsylvania Getting Failing Grades, Study Finds

“None of the cyber charter schools met what the (Pennsylvania education) department’s threshold is for acceptable school performance,” notes the organization’s director of policy research.

11/20/2014

Activists at City Hall hold signs depicting the state money spent on standardized testing.  (credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW Newsradio)

City Council Hearing Looks Into Pros And Cons Of Standardized Testing

Standardized tests like the PSSAs and now, the Keystone exams, are a major measure of student performance in Pennsylvania. But Philadelphia teachers union president Jerry Jordan told a Council hearing that they haven’t helped.

11/19/2014

Light snowfall in Exton, Pa. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Light Overnight Snow Coats Some Suburban Lawns, But Not Roads

The region’s first measurable snowfall brushed the northern and western suburbs of Philadelphia overnight.

11/14/2014

(The Chester A. Arthur School, in South Philadelphia, is one of four Philadelphia public schools earmarked for a new academic approach.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Four Phila. Schools Will Get Academic Revamp Based on Advocates’ Plans

Four schools are to be revamped under the district’s “School Redesign Initiative,” which gives teachers, principals, and community groups the opportunity to suggest academic overhauls.

11/12/2014

(Photo by Mike DeNardo)

NJ Health Insurance Co-op Spreading Word About Obamacare Open Enrollment

At the Hamilton train station in suburban Trenton, representatives of Health Republic Insurance wore purple shirts as they handed out brochures and reusable shopping bags to commuters.

11/12/2014

(Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Friends of Charter Schools Rally on North Broad Street

The rally highlighted a new Pennsylvania law that allows charter school operators a direct appeal if their application is turned down by the SRC.

11/11/2014

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