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

Philadelphia Auto Show Kicks Off Saturday

Philadelphia Auto Show Kicks Off Saturday

If you need a diversion from Super Bowl hype, you might want to steer toward the Philadelphia Auto Show, which opens Saturday at the Convention Center. 


No Super Bowl Watch Party At The Linc

If you can’t get to Minneapolis, there are plenty of places around here to watch the Eagles in the Super Bowl. But the Linc won’t be one of them.


SEPTA Offers Look Into Planned Station Upgrades, Electric Buses

At an open house at SEPTA headquarters, riders and transportation advocates got a chance to see what’s on the drawing board for SEPTA’s 12-year capital program.


Experts Offer Advice To Fans Traveling To Minneapolis For Super Bowl

Eagles fans are scrambling to plan their Super Bowl pilgrimages to Minneapolis.


Future Unclear For Shopping Mall Ranked Worst In New Jersey

The Burlington Center Mall was at one time a retail engine for Burlington Township. Not anymore.


Meryl Levitz Steps Down From CEO Position At Visit Philadelphia

The longtime founding president of Philadelphia’s leisure tourism agency is stepping aside.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/19/2018

Activists Want Philadelphia School Board Nominees Meeting Open To Public

The mayor’s nominating panel has the job of providing him 27 names, from which he’ll appoint nine to the new local school board.


Philadelphia School Board Nominating Panel To Have First Meeting

Friday is the first meeting for the panel that will sift through the applications for Philadelphia’s new local school board.


Gov. Wolf Taking Steps To Expand Who Gets Overtime Pay In Pennsylvania

Gov. Wolf Taking Steps To Expand Who Gets Overtime Pay In Pennsylvania

Governor Wolf is taking steps to make sure that more salaried workers are eligible for overtime pay.


Township Orders Shut Down Of New Jersey Mall, Ponder If It Will Reopen

The Burlington Center Mall was at one time a retail engine for Burlington Township, but not anymore.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/16/2018

Timeline Set For Formation Of Board To Control Philadelphia’s Schools

Mayor Jim Kenney has unveiled the names of the 13 people who will give him a list of nominees for a local school board.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/16/2018

Eagles Fans Gearing Up For Saturday’s Playoff Showdown Against Falcons

Eager Eagles fans are making their game plans for how they’ll watch Saturday’s playoff showdown against Atlanta.


Report: Pennsylvania Charter Schools Not Outperforming Traditional Public Schools

At a Center City roundtable to issue the report, talk centered on HB97, a charter reform bill in Harrisburg.


Now Hiring: Philly School District Looking To Fill 150+ Job Openings

Need a job? The School District of Philadelphia is hiring.


La Salle Defends Plan To Sell Some Art Museum Pieces

Reaction in the art world was swift and harsh, at word that La Salle University planned to auction-off some of the works in its acclaimed art museum.


Philly High School Students Get Head Start On College Careers

More Philadelphia high school students are being given the chance to earn college credits, before they graduate high school. 


More Philly Students Taking Advantage Of Breakfast In Classrooms

The Philadelphia School District says more students are taking advantage of breakfast in their classrooms. And that’s helping to boost attendance.


Limerick Nuclear Power Plant

Why Doesn’t Nuclear Steam Turn To Snow?

It’s been so cold for so long around the region. But not cold enough to cause one particular phenomenon. 


Safety First: Officials Say Road Salt Is Necessary

Officials say it’s a necessary evil, as crews work to keep snowy roads open.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/02/2018

Philadelphia To Ring In 2018 With 2 Firework Displays

Fireworks producer Ken Furstoss of the firm Pyrotecnico says each will include elements fans have never seen before.

KYW Newsradio 1060–12/30/2017

Crews Loading Thousands Of Fireworks Shells In Bitter Cold Ahead Of New Year’s Eve

In 20-degree weather, a dozen workers from the fireworks firm Pyrotecnico unloaded explosives from rental trucks and arranged and wired them on barges at the Navy Yard.


Pennsylvania Signs Off On Dissolution Of School Reform Commission

It is official — Philadelphia schools will return to local control next July, now that the state education secretary has approved the School Reform Commission’s vote last month to abolish itself.


Longtime Radio Adman Dick Orkin Dies At 84

Irv Stein never met Dick Orkin, but from the 1980s until 2010, Orkin’s voice helped to put Stein’s business, Keystone Motors, on the map.


South Philadelphia Residents Demanding Safety Changes After Elderly Woman Fatally Struck By Car

About a dozen people demonstrated at 24th Street and Washington Avenue on Tuesday morning.


Retailers Open 24 Hours For Last-Minute Holiday Shoppers

Some area brick-and-mortar retailers are open 24 hours now, for last-minute holiday shoppers.

KYW Newsradio 1060–12/22/2017

Attorney Seeks To Reopen 37-Year-Old Murder Case With DNA Testing

A Delaware County judge has heard testimony on why DNA testing should be used to reopen a 37-year-old murder case.


Structural Steel-Work Completed At New Comcast Technology Center

The structural steel-work is now finished, as construction continues at Philadelphia’s tallest building.


Local Experts Weigh In On Wawa Vacancies

When a small Wawa store closes to give way to a larger “Super Wawa,” does it seem like the smaller location remains empty for an unusually long time?

KYW Newsradio 1060–12/19/2017

School Reform Commission To Shut Down Troubled Philadelphia Charter, Begins Process To Close 2 Others

The Khepera Charter School in North Philadelphia has been on precarious academic grounds, and ended last school year early because of financial trouble.


Hola! Mayor Kenney Visits Students At Bilingual Charter School

Mayor Kenney today made the 105th school visit of his term — this time, to a charter that teaches in both English and Spanish. 




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