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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

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Phillies Broadcasters Learn A New Language For A New Season

Radio play-by-play man Scott Franzke and Comcast SportsNet’s Gregg Murphy took time this winter to begin learning Spanish.


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Philadelphia Student Musicians Learning To Rock!

Local student musicians are gaining confidence and learning teamwork through rock and roll.


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Longtime Jersey Shore Promoter Calling It A Career

After a 45-year career as Ocean City’s public relations director, Mark Soifer is retiring.


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Villanova Applications Increase In Light Of March Madness Success

Villanova’s success on the basketball court is translating to a winning season for its admissions office.


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Emotional Sendoff As Villanova Heads To Houston

It was a rousing sendoff for Villanova’s basketball team Wednesday afternoon, as the players and coaches left for their Final Four showdown in Houston.


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Hundreds Of Philadelphia Students Forced To Find New School To Attend Next Year

It’s the end of the line for the New Media Charter School.


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Some Philadelphia Charter Schools To Begin Observing Muslim Holidays

Similar moves have been made in other school districts including New York City.


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Fans Hit Villanova Bookstore To Get Final Four Gear

There a steady line at the registers in the Villanova University Shop on campus.


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Mayor Kenney Not Pressing His Luck By Discussing Any Possible Villanova Celebration

Mayor Jim Kenney says he won’t put a black cat in the path of the Wildcats, by discussing any plans for an NCAA victory parade for Villanova.


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Mayor Kenney Continues Series Of Visits To City Daycare Centers

Mayor Kenney read two storybooks to toddlers at the Chinatown Learning Center.


Superintendent William Hite (L) and CFO Uri Monson brief reporters on the District's financial plan. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

More Closings Loom As Philadelphia School District Plans Financial Future

A preliminary budget for the Philadelphia School District anticipates more school closures ahead and seeks no new city funding.


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Iconic Philadelphia Sports Moment To Be Archived By Library Of Congress

Audio of an iconic Philadelphia sports moment is among the 25 recordings selected to be archived this year by the Library of Congress.


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Drexel Hosts Workshop For Therapeutic Video Games

Video games with a purpose. Researchers gather at Drexel University to compare notes on how video games are being used in health care.


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It’s Game Day For 3 Local College Basketball Teams

After a week of hype and anticipation, it’s finally game day.


Vegan donuts at Dottie's Donuts in West Philadelphia. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Vegan Donut Shop A Reality In Philadelphia

It’s new day for vegans in West Philadelphia, with the grand opening of a…donut shop.




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