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

(Air travelers wait in line at United Airlines' ticket counters in Philadelphia International Airport on a morning when a computer problem delayed hundreds of flights.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

FAA: Ground Stop Lifted On United Airlines Flights; Travelers Should Expect Residual Delays

United Airlines flights have reportedly been grounded around the country.

07/08/2015

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Arbitrator Says School District Disregarded Seniority When Rehiring Laid-Off Counselors

An arbitrator says the Philadelphia School District violated the teachers contract when it disregarded seniority when rehiring laid-off counselors two years ago.

07/07/2015

Jesse Turner, in green shirt, is joined by others on Independence Mall who oppose standardized testing in public schools.  Photo by Mike DeNardo

Conn. Man Brings Walk Against Standardized School Tests Through Delaware Valley

Jesse Turner (wearing lime-green shirt in photo) is walking from Connecticut to Washington, DC to gain support for his fight against high-stakes standardized tests in public schools.

07/07/2015

(Visitors pass by as work crews set up stage equipment for the Philly Pops' concert in front of Independence Hall.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

The Nation’s Birthplace Revs Up Once Again For America’s Birthday

Independence Day isn’t until Saturday, but Philadelphia’s Fourth of July celebration was already getting underway on Friday morning.

07/03/2015

(Philadelphia schools superintendent William Hite, in file photo by Mike DeNardo)

Schools Chief Hite Turns Down His $60,000 Performance Bonus

Hite is declining the bonus that goes with the good report card he received from the School Reform Commission.

07/02/2015

(The former Truebright Charter School, on East Roosevelt Boulevard, in file photo by KYW's John McDevitt)

Truebright Charter School Ends Battle To Fight Closure

A troubled Philadelphia charter school is shutting down, rather than continue a court battle to get the SRC to renew its charter.

07/02/2015

Veteran substitute teachers (from left to right) Vince Trombetta, John Renfro and Mitchell Kurtz. (credit: Mike DeNardo)

Veteran Substitute Teachers Are Unhappy With Pay Offered By New Firm

Veteran substitute teachers are frustrated over the pay being offered by a company now managing subs for Philadelphia schools.

07/02/2015

Philadelphia City Controller Alan Butkovitz (Credit: Mike Dunn)

Inspection Reveals Philadelphia School Buildings Unsanitary, Unsafe

City Controller Alan Butkovitz says his inspection finds unsanitary and dangerous conditions.

07/02/2015

Tom McGee sells beer at Citizens Bank Park.  Photo by Mike DeNardo

A Phillies’ Beer Vendor Channels Marlon Brando, For Fun and Profit

It’s a classic Marlon Brando scene (“Heyyy, Stellaaaa!”) that beer vendor Tom McGee recreates as he walks the aisles of Citizens Bank Park, selling cans of Stella Artois.

07/01/2015

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School Reform Commission Adopts Budget

With no state budget in sight, the School Reform Commission Tuesday night had to cross its fingers in hope as it adopted a spending plan for next year.

07/01/2015

Philadelphia's Commission for Universal Pre-Kindergarten holds its first meeting, in the mayor's reception room of City Hall.  Photo by Mike DeNardo

Philadelphia’s New Universal Pre-K Commission Gets Down to Business

The new commission’s job: to recommend ways the city can pay for high-quality pre-K for 40,000 eligible three- and four-year-olds.

06/30/2015

Chris Christie, in file photo.  (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Chris Christie Expected To Launch Presidential Bid

Christie unveiled a campaign website over the weekend.

06/30/2015

(The "When and If," under full sail, in file photo)

Tall Ships Bring History Sailing into Delaware Riverfront

Among the tall ships in the Parade of Sail, arrayed today along the Delaware River, is a schooner named “When And If” that once belonged to Gen. George Patton.

06/25/2015

(Credit: Mike DeNardo)

City Seeing Feedback From Bike Lane Delineator Program On Walnut Street Bridge

The city will evaluate the pilot in the fall, and may try the devices in other locations.

06/24/2015

(File photo by KYW's John Ostapkovich)

Expect More Crowds On SEPTA Trains As Agency Installs New System

You may find less elbow room on SEPTA regional rail trains, as rail cars are taken out of service for federally required safety upgrades.

06/22/2015

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