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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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1 Injured After Boiler Explodes Inside Phila. Elementary School

An elementary school in Mt. Airy is closed Thursday and Friday, after a boiler explosion injured a mechanic and knocked out heat to the building.

01/13/2016

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Police Investigate Threatening Texts To Phila. High School

It was an early dismissal at one high school in Philadelphia Tuesday, as police investigate threatening texts sent to the school.

01/12/2016

Jakub Voracek. (Credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Voracek To Be Honored By Philadelphia Sports Writers Association

The Philadelphia Sports Writers Association will honor Voracek at its annual awards banquet February 1 as its Philadelphia Pro Athlete of the Year.

01/12/2016

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Two Phila. Schools Matched With Charter Operators, Third School Will Remain District-Managed

Philadelphia’s schools superintendent says one of three elementary schools up for charter conversion will remain district-run.

01/12/2016

Superintendent Dr. William Hite. (credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW)

Philadelphia Releases Its Latest Rankings For District And Charter Schools

The School Progress Report measures schools on achievement, progress and climate and then places them into one of four tiers.

01/07/2016

Duka supporters stand outside the Federal Courthouse in Camden (photo credit Mike DeNardo)

Brothers Of “Fort Dix Five” Want Life Sentences Thrown Out

Three of the so-called “Fort Dix Five” tell a federal judge their 2008 conspiracy convictions are flawed because their attorneys wouldn’t let them testify at trial.

01/06/2016

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New Jersey School Skips Legal Battle, Will No Longer Recite “God Bless America”

Rather than engage in an expensive legal battle, Sassano sent an email to parents over the weekend saying the school will look for alternate ways to honor those in the September 11th tragedy rather than reciting “God Bless America.”

01/05/2016

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The New Year Did Not Bring An Automatic Increase In New Jersey’s Minimum Wage

With the start of the New Year, the minimum wage went up in 14 states. But not New Jersey.

01/04/2016

Shoes drying at the Hegeman String Band Clubhouse on NYE. (photo credit Mike DeNardo)

Mummers Still Gluing Glitter, Feathers & Sequins Ahead Of Parade

It’s New Year’s Eve and Mummers’ clubhouses are still buzzing with last-minute activity before tomorrow’s parade. They’re still gluing feathers and sequins at the clubhouse for the Hegeman String Band at Second and Wharton Streets.

12/31/2015

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DNC Announces Hotel Assignments For Delegations

The DNC has announced its list of hotel assignments.

12/30/2015

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Crews Preparing For New Year’s Eve Fireworks Shows

The show producer says in addition to the chrysanthemums, red rings and willows, there are a few new twists.

12/30/2015

Actor Will Smith attends the 'Concussion' New York Premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square in New York City. (credit:  Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

“Concussion” Opens In Theaters, Puts Brain Injuries In Spotlight

One expert is hoping the new film “Concussion” raises awareness of what we know, and don’t know, about the effects of repeated brain injuries.

12/25/2015

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

Despite Warm Weather, Natural Gas Charges May Be Higher

The extra PGW charge is called a Weather Normalization Adjustment.

12/22/2015

Amy Laura Cahn, attorney with the Public Interest Law Center (at podium) addresses the state education department's findings. (credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW)

In Response To Lawsuit, State Orders Phila. School District To Correct Curriculum Deficiencies At 4 Schools

The state has ordered the Philadelphia school district to correct deficiencies in the curricula at four schools, in response to a lawsuit by parents.

12/21/2015

AFT president Randi Weingarten visits the early childhood education program at South Philadelphia High School Thursday. (credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW)

National Union Leader Gets First-Hand Look At How Community Schools Concept May Play Out In Philadelphia

A national union leader got a first-hand look this week at how the “community schools” concept may play out in Philadelphia.

12/19/2015

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