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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

Leonard Check, chief of Berlin Township PD, and Grace Clodfelter, detective for the Camden County prosecutor's office, at press conference.   Photo by Mike DeNardo)

NJ Window Installer Charged with 8 Counts of Fraud; More Charges Possible

Camden County authorities are accusing the owner of Dream House Windows, in Berlin Township, of passing bad checks and keeping deposits from customers without doing the work.

07/08/2014

(Pa. state senator Anthony Williams, left, listens as Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter speaks with reporters regarding school funding issues.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia Politicians Hopeful As Pa. Senate Prepares to Vote on Cigarette Tax

“While there has been a lot of backslapping and clapping and ‘We finally got it done,’ we have not gotten it done,” warns state senator Anthony Williams (at left in photo).

07/07/2014

(A seamstress works on one of the hand-sewn flags created by the Defense Logistics Agency in Philadelphia.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia Continues Centuries-Old Tradition of Hand-Sewn Government Flags

The nation’s presidential and vice presidential flags are all embroidered by hand, and only in Philadelphia.

07/06/2014

Wendell Pritchett, second from the right, on June 30, 2014. (credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW)

School Reform Commission Member Wendell Pritchett Resigns

In a statement, Pritchett said SRC in recent years has been considering a set of options, “all bad,” and he said this is no way to run a high-performing school system.

07/03/2014

(Education activist Helen Gym, standing outside a charter school in Chinatown she helped found.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

Phila. Education Advocate Urges Caution Over Amended Pa. Tax Legislation

An amendment attached to the Pa. House bill would give groups who want to open charter schools in Philadelphia the right to appeal to a state board if they get turned down by the School Reform Commission.

07/03/2014

(Credit:  Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Phillies To Start Phasing In Metal Detectors At Citizens Bank Park

Starting in three weeks, Phillies fans for the first time will have to go through metal detectors to enter Citizens Bank Park.

07/01/2014

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

Philadelphia Schools Face More Cuts If State Lawmakers Can’t Agree On Funding

The Philadelphia School District is keeping its pink slips in its pocket for now, until the revenue picture from Harrisburg becomes more clear.

06/30/2014

(The Cathedral Basilica of Ss. Peter and Paul, on Logan Circle, in the spiritual headquarters of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.  File photo)

Group Plans Protest Over Archdiocese of Phila. Parish Consolidations

Pat Smiley is leading a group who plan to drive or walk through Delaware County and Philadelphia on Saturday, stopping at the 18 the churches that closed one year ago.

06/27/2014

A young visitor at Diggerland operates construction equipment. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Kids Operate Construction Equipment At New Jersey Theme Park

By Mike DeNardo BERLIN, NJ (CBS) – A new, construction-themed amusement park in South Jersey lets kids operate heavy equipment. “Scoop it up. There you go!” Pamela Kromar of Rockland County, New York is helping [...]

06/27/2014

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

Pa. Supreme Court Denies School District’s Request For Ruling On Teacher Seniority Protections

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has decided not to decide whether the Philadelphia School District has the power to impose work rule changes on teachers next fall.

06/26/2014

(The web site of Philadelphia School Partnership.)

2 Low-Performing Philadelphia Catholic Schools Get Improvement Funds

The Philadelphia School Partnership is giving $137,000 each to St. Thomas Aquinas Elementary School, in South Philadelphia, and to St. Helena Incarnation, in Olney.

06/25/2014

(The fire on September 1, 2013, destroyed a meat and cheese processing plant in Delanco, NJ.  File photo by KYW's Mike Dougherty)

NJ Cold Cuts Plant, Destroyed by Fire, Will Be Rebuilt in NE Philadelphia

Dietz & Watson has announced plans to build on a site it had been eyeing for ten years — right next to its headquarters in the Tacony section of Philadelphia.

06/24/2014

Delaware River. (credit: Chelsea Karnash)

No Overweight Loads Allowed On Walt Whitman Bridge During Repairs

If you want to haul something heavier than 80,000 pounds over the Walt Whitman Bridge, you won’t get a permit to do so for a while.

06/21/2014

(The former William Penn High School, on North Broad Street at Master.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Temple U. Buys Shuttered High School Building on North Broad Street

The school district is selling the William Penn High School building to Temple University for $15 million.

06/20/2014

The Benjamin Franklin Bridge, which carries PATCO trains over the Delaware River.  (Credit: Syma Chowdhry)

PATCO Ridership Down; Officials Blame Harsh Winter, Track Construction

Delaware River Port Authority CEO John Hanson says ridership on PATCO trains is down more than six percent over last year.

06/20/2014

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