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

Jersey Shore Town To Vote On Whether Or Not To Ban Ice Cream Trucks

The borough council there is set to vote on an ordinance that would prohibit ice cream trucks from the streets.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/24/2017

Restorations Completed At Vandalized Jewish Cemetery

Hundreds of headstones at a Philadelphia Jewish cemetery vandalized in February have now been repaired.


Fairmount Park Japanese House Allows Visitors To Observe Roof Restoration

Visitors to Philadelphia’s Japanese House in Fairmount Park have a rare opportunity to watch skilled craftsmen restore its roof.


North Philadelphia Charter School Receives $2.2 Million Grant

North Philadelphia Charter School Receives $2.2 Million Grant

A multi-million dollar grant from a familiar name will fund improvements at a North Philadelphia charter school.


Philadelphia Opens Center To Help Hurricane Maria Victims

Philadelphia Opens Center To Help Hurricane Maria Victims

While relief collections continue, Philadelphia opened a center to help those displaced from Puerto Rico by Hurricane Maria. 


PA Gives Recognition To One Of Philadelphia’s Historic Hospitals

What we know as Einstein Medical Center began as The Jewish Hospital in 1866.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/10/2017

Chris Christie

Christie Unveils New Recommendations From New Jersey’s Drug Abuse Task Force

Governor Christie at a statehouse news conference unveiled 40 recommendations from New Jersey’s Drug Abuse Task Force.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/10/2017

Philadelphia Charter School Brings Internships In-House

The eighth floor of String Theory Charter School at 16th and Vine is now an incubator called “Particle.”


New Life For Legendary Boxing Program in West Philadelphia

Boxers sparred in a new ring at the Mitchell Allen boxing program at Shepard Rec Center at 57th Street and Haverford Avenue.


Havertown Man Searches For Good Samaritan: ‘You Saved My Life’

Bud says while bad news grabs the headlines, there are a lot of good people out there. And one of them is named Rick.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/03/2017

Philly School District Celebrates Small Bump In Student Test Scores

The city of Philadelphia and the school district celebrated Tuesday incremental gains on state test sores. 


Jim Kenney

Kenney On Vegas Shooting: ‘I’m At A Loss For Words To Say How We Can Prevent This’

Kenney says he’s always worried about safety during the city’s signature large gatherings.


Comcast CEO, Wife Help Put Books In Philadelphia Classrooms

A $450,000 gift from the foundation run by Comcast CEO Brian Roberts and his wife Aileen is pushing the School District of Philadelphia’s “Right Books Campaign” past its $3.5 million goal.


State Test Scores Show Philly Students Performing Slightly Better

The School District of Philadelphia says students at every level from 3rd to 7th grade posted increases in PSSA reading scores.


City Launches Initiative To Reduce Energy Usage

Philadelphia is launching an effort to cut municipal energy usage — and to reduce the city’s carbon footprint. 



Local Musician Creates Musical Instrument Out Of Textile Loom

A textile loom that doubles as a musical instrument. It’ll see its first public performance Thursday night at the Moore College of Art and Design. 


Judge Renee Cardwell Hughes Steps Down As CEO Of American Red Cross Of Eastern PA

Judge Cardwell Hughes Steps Down As CEO Of American Red Cross Of Eastern PA

The head of the local Red Cross is stepping down, effective October 19. 


Underwhelming Turnout For New IPhone 8 In Philly

Underwhelming Turnout For New IPhone 8 In Philly

With the next-generation Apple phone going on sale in two months, there isn’t the usual frenzy over Friday’s debut of the iPhone 8.


Mayor Kenney speaks to Ben Franklin students inside Heid Building. 

Old Hat Factory To Become Apartment Building, Bring Internship Opportunities

A developer has announced plans to turn an abandoned former hat factory in the Loft District into an apartment building, with Philadelphia students gaining internships along the way. 


SEPTA train

NTSB Issues Preliminary Report Following 69th Street Terminal Crash

Thirty two passengers and the train operator were injured when the Norristown High Speed Line train crashed into an empty rail car at the 69th Street Transportation Center.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/19/2017

HUD Secretary Ben Carson Helps Formally Open A Philadelphia High School

HUD Secretary Carson stood at the entrance to the new Vaux Big Picture High School, and recognized the Philadelphia Housing Authority’s ongoing $500 million effort in the Sharswood area.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/19/2017

Whole Foods Donating Portion Of Sales To Fund School District Of Philadelphia

If you buy groceries at Philadelphia’s Whole Foods stores on Wednesday, you won’t just be feeding yourself. 


Preamble To Constitution Takes Center Stage At Masterman School

Students at Philadelphia’s Masterman School joined in a nationwide Constitution Day event on Monday, reciting and discussing the Preamble to the Constitution. 


Ashack and Drum Circle

Peace Day Philly Kicks Off Week-Long Series Of Activities

International Peace Day is this Thursday, but a week of local activities begins Sunday. 


Eagles Announce New Fundraiser To Support Autism Research

The inaugural bike ride and walk will be next May 19, with a route that begins and ends at the Linc.


Phillies Radio Analyst Cutting Back Broadcast Schedule

Phillies fans will hear less of Larry Andersen next season.


Celebrated High School To Move Buildings

The Philadelphia School District is making plans to move one of its most celebrated high schools into the same building with one of its most academically troubled. 


NTSB Report Gives First Look Into Helicopter Crash That Killed Country Music Star

Federal investigators have released a preliminary report into Friday’s helicopter crash in Medford, New Jersey that killed country music star Troy Gentry.


Philadelphia's 2,000 Soda Tax-Funded Pre-K Seats Are Full

Philadelphia’s 2,000 Soda Tax-Funded Pre-K Seats Are Full

The mayor says the program could have expanded, if not for the beverage industry’s legal challenge currently awaiting a ruling from the state Supreme Court.


Preparations Underway For Parkway's 100th Anniversary

Preparations Underway For Parkway’s 100th Anniversary

More than a year’s worth of activities marking the 100th Anniversary of the Ben Franklin Parkway will begin Friday night.




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