Mike 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
It’s summer “math camp” for Philadelphia schoolteachers this week.
Eight-hundred K-3 teachers are sitting in classrooms at Fels High this week, sharing strategies about how to teach reading.
Across-the-board fare increases take effect on Saturday, and riders have actually been getting a break ’til now.
Speaking to reporters after a panel discussion Monday at the Food Trust in Center, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says the GOP bill would have what she called a devastating impact on women’s health.
The SEPTA board has given the green light to the Boulevard Direct service.
A technical snafu caused some Philadelphia counselors to go in to work on Thursday, even though Wednesday was supposed to be the last day for school staff.
Some Philly high school counselors volunteered to work Thursday, even though the school year for staff ended on Wednesday
Police are taking extra precautions against an especially deadly substance being used to cut heroin.
It was a few hours of food, free books and fun for 250 kids at Wiggins Park in Camden.
Superintendent William Hite says with limited resources, the district decided during negotiations to put that plan on the shelf.
The SRC voted 4-1 to ratify the tentative agreement already approved by members of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers.
“We support you, and we hope you win this one,” said the league’s president Rochelle Bilal.
Philadelphia Federation of Teachers president Jerry Jordan made the announcement Monday night after the rank-and file met at the Liacouras Center.
A longtime effort to put lifesaving devices in every Philadelphia school is just about complete.
There’s finally a tentative agreement in the long-running contract talks with Philadelphia’s public schoolteachers.
The city and Conrail have struck a deal to clean up the Kensington rail property that has become a haven for heroin addicts.
The 13 came from eight different countries, but after reciting the Oath of Allegiance, they were all Americans.
Negotiators are making progress, says Philadelphia Federation of Teachers president Jerry Jordan.
Some Philadelphia students are getting a real-life lesson in government by going to Harrisburg to learn, and lobby.
Students at Philadelphia’s Masterman School are fundraising with their feet Friday.
SEPTA is considering putting barriers up at the City Hall subway station to keep riders from falling — or jumping — onto the tracks.
Signing Day isn’t just for athletes.
The Anti-Defamation League is honoring schools around the region for their efforts to tackle bias and bullying.
A long-vacant parcel where a prison used to be is now a park along the Camden riverfront.
You’ve probably heard the advice that you should have a “go bag” ready in case you need to evacuate for an emergency. But that goes for your pets, too.
Thursday was orientation day at Parkway Center City High School, where the incoming freshman class has the opportunity to graduate with a high school diploma AND a college degree at the same time.
Forecasters are predicting an above-average year when it comes to tropical storms and hurricane activity.
There were six homicides in Burlington County in 2015, 19 last year, and six already in the first three months of this year.
The unofficial start to the summer season means a Memorial Day influx of thousands to Jersey Shore towns.
About 20 sunscreen dispensers are now being installed along Kelly Drive, at City Hall, at city pools and parks, and at Citizens Bank Park.