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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Hype For Temple’s Showdown With Notre Dame Detours Philadelphia Drivers

The much-anticipated Temple-Notre Dame football showdown at the Linc is already affecting traffic near Independence Mall.


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Wolf Blitzer Honored At Temple University

Temple University had its own “Situation Room,” today, as the university honored veteran CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer.


Mathematics, Civics and Sciences Charter School on north Broad Street. (credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW)

Local High School Basketball Team Is Searching For A New Home

A championship high school basketball team is searching for a place to play its home games.


Eric Sailor (R) poses at his In A Pickle sandwich shop. (credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW)

‘Shop, Dine, Go Local’ Campaign Spurring Business In Gloucester County

A local campaign is urging shoppers to support small business in their community.


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Low Income Students To Receive Free Tuition Ride At Rutgers-Camden

A new aid program will give low-income students at Rutgers-Camden a free ride on tuition.


SEPTA GM Jeff Knueppel demonstrating the key card. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

SEPTA’s Smart Card System Could Be Rolled Out By End Of Year

SEPTA says it’ll know soon whether riders will see the launch of its electronic fare system this year.


Bill Clinton arriving at the College of Physicians.
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Bill Clinton Comes To Philly To Raise Campaign Cash For Wife’s Presidential Bid

Former president Bill Clinton was in Center City this afternoon to raise money for his wife’s presidential campaign.


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Phila. School’s Superintendent Says The Clock Is Ticking For Company Hired To Fill Substitute Teaching Jobs

The school district hired the Cherry Hill-based company, Source4Teachers, to put substitute teachers in Philly classrooms.


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City Council Committee Votes To Release $25M For Schools, But Scrutiny Isn’t Over

City Council is expected to release $25 million for city schools, but council members at a hearing today said the scrutiny of district finances will continue.


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State Budget Standoff Has Philadelphia School Officials Eyeing Calendar

With no state budget in sight, the Philadelphia School District is concerned about how long its money will last.


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Police: Man Stabbed More Than 20 Times In Southwest Philly

Detectives are investigating the brutal stabbing of a business owner in Southwest Philadelphia.


Superintendent William Hite, SRC Chair Marjorie Neff, City Council President Darrell Clarke and Council Education Committee Chair Jannie Blackwell sign agreement at School District headquarters, as Council and SRC members look on. (credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW)

City Council, School District Sign Financial Cooperation Agreement

The School Reform Commission has signed a deal promising to share more financial information with City Council.


(The SS United States, currently berthed on the Delaware River in South Philadelphia.  File photo)

S.S. United States – Docked In Philly — May Be Headed To Scrapheap

The group working to save the ocean liner says without a buyer or development plan by the end of the month, it will have no choice but to sell the ship for scrap.


(Photo Credit: KYW's Mike DeNardo)

Financial Literacy Takes Center Stage

Financial discipline doesn’t often come up at rock and roll shows, but ‘Kansas’-bred guitarist and lead singer Gooding, he and his trio go by one name, said his message to students is that instant fame and fortune rarely happens.


Rough surf in Margate as a nor'easter hits. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Jersey Shore Residents Dealing With Nor’easter, Relieved They’re Likely Avoiding Hurricane

New Jersey shore towns are being battered by rain, wind and heavy surf. But it appears the shore will escape the wrath of Hurricane Joaquin.




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