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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Mummers Return After Undergoing Sensitivity Training

Mummers have had sensitivity training, in-person and by video, following last year’s social media backlash.


Earl Hawthorne of the Spartans checks out palm trees (credit: Mike DeNardo)

Fancy Brigades Prepare For Opening Of Mummersfest

The Pennsylvania Convention Center sounds like a construction site as the Fancy Brigades prepare for Wednesday’s opening of the four-day “Mummersfest.”


Bobby Dailey (L), Bridget Kelly and Steven Kobielnick outside the Satin Slipper clubhouse.
(credit: Mike DeNardo)

Mummers Enter Crunch Time As New Year Approaches

Christmas is over. So the attention of many of Philadelphia’s Mummers turns to final preparations for the annual New Year’s parade.


(credit: Mike DeNardo)

Record 103 Million Americans Expected To Travel Through New Year

“Here in the Philadelphia five-county region, we are expecting 90 percent of travelers to go by car.”


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Kenney Gives Up Box At Wells Fargo Center To Raise Money For City Schools

The city has cut a deal to give up the Mayor’s Suite for Sixers and Flyers games to raise money for Philadelphia schools.


Students hold "thank you" posters during the grant announcement at McMichael Elementary School in Mantua. (credit: Mike DeNardo)

Drexel University Using Big Federal Grant To Help Philly Schools

Drexel University is getting millions from the feds to improve education at seven schools in its West Philadelphia neighborhood.


Photo credit: KYW's Mike DeNardo

Local School Makes Holiday Care Packages For Military Troops Overseas

The 125 boxes represent the university’s 125th anniversary.


Photo credit: KYW's Mike DeNardo

Students At Southwark Elementary Perform For Mayor Kenney

Southwark is one of the city’s nine community schools, schools providing comprehensive after-school support services.



Wintry Mix Causes Slick And Icy Roads

A wintry mix of weather made roads slick and icy Saturday morning, before temperatures warmed up.


(File photo by Ed Fischer)

Effort Underway To Give Homeless A Place To Go In Single-Digit Wind Chills

Philadelphia’s Code Blue makes 300 extra shelter beds available.


School District of Philadelphia. (credit: CBS 3)

School District Sells Closed High School To Buyer Not Known For Owning Schools

The Philadelphia Housing Authority is buying and renovating the closed Vaux High School, with the intention of reopening it in the fall.


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Police: Student In Custody After Bringing Gun To School

A Philadelphia high school student is in police custody after a loaded handgun gun was found in his bookbag this morning.


(credit: Mike DeNardo)

SEPTA Holds 4th Annual Decorated Vehicle Competition

If SEPTA had fancy brigades, they’d look like this.




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