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

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DNC Committee Unveiled Its Stage At Wells Fargo Center

The podium stands on a circular section of stage, in front of a giant video wall.


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DNC Survival Guide

From navigating your commute and parking your car, to food and phone service, whether to stay in the city or skip town, here are five key things that can help you survive the DNC.


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Wells Fargo Center Begins Taking Shape Ahead Of DNC

Final construction is underway around the Wells Fargo Center for the Democratic National Convention, which begins Monday in Philadelphia.


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Will Pattern Of Bad News Take Luster Off Summer Olympics?

Comcast chair Brian Roberts told a news conference today he’s seen the pre-Olympic litany of criticism before.


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Phillies Reliever Surprises Patients At St. Christopher’s Hospital: ‘It Keeps Their Mind Off Everything’

Patients at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children got a surprise visit from a local sports hero Tuesday morning.

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SEPTA Still Trying To Figure Out Why Cracks Developed In Regional Rail Cars

The transit agency showed some of those cracks to reporters today.


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Phila. Taxi Drivers Say Strike During DNC Is Possible

Philadelphia’s taxi drivers say a work stoppage during the Democratic National Convention remains an option.


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Volunteers Send Reminders Of Home To American Troops Overseas

It’s Christmas in July for the local USO, as it sends care packages to thousands of American troops overseas.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/12/2016

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Former Phila. School Principal Learns Her Sentence For Role In Cheating Scandal

Judge Timika Lane sentenced 61-year-old Evelyn Cortez to ten years probation and 100 hours of community service teaching literacy.


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Uber And PPA Shake Hands On Temporary Deal

The Philadelphia Parking Authority and Uber have struck a temporary deal that will allow the ride-sharing service to operate legally in the city.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/07/2016

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Former Bernie Sanders Supporters Demand DNC Host Committee Open Up Its Books

Members of the group called Reclaim Philadelphia want the DNC Host Committee to immediately release its financial documents.



SEPTA Officials Predict Wednesday’s Commute Could Be More Hectic With More People Back To Work

SEPTA Officials Predict Tomorrow’s Commute Could Be More Hectic With More People Back To Work


Superintendent Hite greets new teacher Aashita Batra at a news conference at Roxborough High School
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Phila. School District On Track To Have No Teacher Vacancies To Start Next Year

It’s been years since the School District was able to begin a school year with all of its teaching positions filled.


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Multi-Million Dollar Judgement Comes Against Philly School District

The judgement said the late Superintendent Arlene Ackerman steered a no-bid security contract away from a white-owned firm, allegedly violating the company’s civil rights.


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Police Cars Parked Along Admiral Wilson Boulevard In Effort To Prevent Crime

For weeks, marked police cars have been stationed at businesses along Admiral Wilson Boulevard in Camden.




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