Mike 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
The nation’s top security officials are coming to town today to review plans for Pope Francis’s visit.
It was 228 years ago Thursday that the U.S. Constitution was signed. To mark the anniversary, the National Constitution Center hosted a U.S. Supreme Court Justice.
So Indianapolis ninth-grader Sophia George nominated Civil War-era Congressman Thaddeus Stevens to be included among the 100 faces on the Constitution Center’s American National Tree.
The city is selling parking spaces along the waterfront for $43.78.
The Phillies are making Pope Francis rookie cards available at Wednesday’s game.
A new service is offering to shuttle pilgrims to SEPTA stations for the pope’s visit.
The government is allowing potential college students to file for federal student aid three months earlier.
The Cherry Hill-based company Source4Teachers, hired to fill substitute teaching jobs in Philadelphia, is coming up way short during the first week of classes.
The transit agency is preparing for extraordinary volume at the 18 rail stations being used for the Pope’s visit.
Several Democratic senators and state representatives gathered at Upper Dublin High School, to call on Republican leaders to drop their opposition to a shale tax.
The letter, to be included in entrance applications and school handbooks, asks parents to agree that attending Catholic school “is a privilege, not a right” and that in questions of church teaching, “the final determination rests with the Archbishop.”
Students are working through the nervous excitement of the first day of school. Teachers feel that uncertainty on several levels, says ESOL teacher Leshawna Coleman.
Wearing T-shirts with their unions’ colors, members of the Sheet Metal Workers, Postal Workers, Teachers, and other unions marched up Columbus Boulevard.
The company managing substitute teachers in Philadelphia is launching a billboard campaign in an effort to hire 5,000 people.
Fences are now set up along the Ben Franklin Parkway as Philadelphia prepares for the festival this weekend.