Mike DeNardo

Mike DeNardoMike DeNardo, a veteran of KYW Newsradio for more than 25 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 have two rescue cats named Fenway and Wrigley.

Connect with Mike DeNardo on Twitter: @DeNardoKYW

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Distracted Pedestrians A Factor As NJ Car Crash Deaths Rise

Year-end figures in New Jersey show an uptick in traffic deaths over 2013, with pedestrian fatalities responsible for the increase.

01/05/2015

(Taxicabs load up passengers outside 30th Street Station, in West Philadelphia.  File photo by Pat Loeb)

Philly Taxicab Riders Still Seeing Fuel Surcharge Despite Low Gas Prices…Why?

Gas is as cheap as it’s been in years, leaving many Philadelphia taxicab riders to wonder why cabs are still adding a fuel surcharge to each ride.

01/05/2015

(An unidentified woman visits the Philadelphia school district's Office of Student Enrollment and Placement.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Phila. School District Helps Students of Shuttered Charter School Find New Spots

With the charter school’s closing, parents such as Elaine Williams of North Philadelphia turned out at school district headquarters to find a new school for her second-grader.

12/31/2014

(Members of the Downtowners Fancy Brigade work to complete costumes and props for New Year's Day.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Mummers’ Fancy Brigades Working Feverishly Toward Thursday’s Show

It’s a last-minute flurry of feathers as the eleven Fancy Brigades complete their extravagant pieces that will adorn their indoor performances on New Year’s Day.

12/30/2014

School District of Philadelphia. (credit: Steve Patterson)

Year In Review: Budget Turmoil For The Philadelphia School District

After a year of slashing activities, counselors and nurses, the School Reform Commission defied the city charter in May by refusing to approve a budget that would require even more spending cuts.

12/27/2014

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No Rest For The Retailers! Day After Christmas One Of Busiest Gift Return Days Of The Year

It’s another busy day as shoppers spend their gift cards and return those presents that don’t fit.

12/26/2014

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Drivers Continue To Enjoy Cheaper Prices At The Gas Pump

AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of gas in the five-county Philadelphia-area is $2.65 a gallon.

12/24/2014

A PGW payment office in center city Philadelphia.  (File photo by Andre Bennett)

Tens of Thousands of Pa. Households Starting This Winter With No Heat

The annual Cold Weather Survey shows 23,213 households without electric or gas heat this season, compared to 19,653 in Pennsylvania last year.

12/23/2014

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Family Fights Narberth City Hall Over Possible Use Of Eminent Domain

The owner of a former gas station in Narberth wants to keep the property in the family. But the borough is taking steps to seize it for public use, if the town can’t buy it.

12/23/2014

(Don Tollefson speaks with reporters on December 22, 2014.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Sportscaster Don Tollefson Now Looking For Help in His Fraud Defense

Former Philadelphia television sportscaster Don Tollefson now says that instead of defending himself, he’s trying to find an attorney to represent him against fraud charges.

12/22/2014

(Pa. state representative Vanessa Lowery Brown, in undercover surveillance video.  Image provided by Phila. DA)

Phila. DA Reopens Corruption Charges Against 2 Pa. State Lawmakers

State representatives Vanessa Lowery Brown and Ron Waters (both D-Phila.) are charged with taking cash from an undercover agent. Pennsylvania’s attorney general had previously declared the cases dead.

12/16/2014

The Fort Washington FedEx facility is experiencing its busiest shipping day. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Busiest Shipping Day Of The Year For Fed Ex

Fed Ex expects to deliver a record 22 and a half million packages today.

12/15/2014

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Flyers Taking Precautions Against Mumps Outbreak Hitting NHL Teams

The Philadelphia Flyers are defending… themselves… against an outbreak of mumps in the NHL.

12/12/2014

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PATCO Takes New Look At Reopening Long-Shuttered Franklin Square Station

With a revitalized Franklin Square now popular, the Delaware River Port Authority is taking a look at putting the PATCO station there back into service.

12/12/2014

(US labor secretary Thomas Perez tours the Urban Technology Project at Philadelphia school headquarters.   Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Phila. Apprenticeship Program Serves as Backdrop For $100M US Labor Dept. Announcement

Apprentices in the Urban Technology Project provide the School District of Philadelphia with IT troubleshooting and maintenance. Labor secretary Thomas Perez wants to expand high-tech apprenticeship programs nationwide.

12/11/2014

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