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 School Reform Commission (credit: Mike DeNardo)

Two Philadelphia Charter Schools Fail To Have Charter Renewed By School Reform Commission

A dozen Philadelphia charter schools earned new terms, but the School Reform Commission has turned thumbs-down on renewing two others.

05/12/2015

A ceremonial check representing a grant to Webster Elementary School is presented by Cole Hamels (far right) and Heidi Hamels (far left) to principal Shawn Wright (wearing Phillies jersey).  Photo by Mike DeNardo.

Cole Hamels Foundation Donates Another $53,000 To Schools in Philadelphia

Eight Philadelphia schools are recipients of the latest round of grants from the Hamels Foundation.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/11/2015

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Unusual Genetic Condition Is The Subject Of Fundraising Walk Next Week In Delco

A walk next weekend aims to bring attention to a rare syndrome that results in learning disabilities, but an extremely outgoing personality as well.

05/09/2015

Thousands row along the Schuylkill River for the Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Thousands Of Collegiate Rowers Converge In Philadelphia For The Dad Vail

The oars are in the water and the energy is in the air along the Schuylkill River.

05/08/2015

(Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia Teen’s Advice to Obama: Include Peer Mentoring To Guide Minority Youth

A high school senior (far right) stole the show today at a Philadelphia panel discussion on a recent White House initiative for boys and young men of color.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/07/2015

(Nutter meets with principal Dana Jenkins, second from right, and parents at Roxborough High.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Mayor Nutter Visits City Schools To Highlight Importance of Education Funding

Nutter has begun a series of school visits he hopes will highlight the unique programs that would benefit from an increase in city and state funding.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/05/2015

(Evan Mathis of the Philadelphia Eagles.    2013 file photo by Al Messerschmidt/ Getty Images)

Montco Chain Offers Customers ‘Jersey Insurance’ If NFL Player is Cut or Traded

Eagles fans these days may be hesitant to buy jerseys of their favorite player, for fear that Chip Kelly may cut or trade him.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/05/2015

(Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Ceremonial Groundbreaking Held For New Middle School in Gloucester, NJ

The new school building is being built on a long-vacant stretch of land at Fifth and Market Streets.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/04/2015

File Photo of an 'amnesty box'. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Program Designed To Allow Philadelphia Students To Surrender Contraband Into “Amnesty Boxes” On Hold

The pilot program announced last fall put steel Kevlar-lined “amnesty boxes” at Fels, Edison and Roxborough High Schools.

05/04/2015

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James Gallagher To Be First Lay Principal for West Catholic H.S.

He will be replacing longtime West Catholic Prep principal Sister Mary Bur this summer.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/02/2015

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Mariota’s Not An Eagle, But Birds Fans Remain Optimistic

The Eagles did not land Oregon’s Marcus Mariota in the NFL Draft, and many fans are OK with that.

05/01/2015

(Mayor Michael Nutter speaks with reporters outside his City Hall office.  File photo by Mike Dunn)

Pa. Troopers May Deploy to Baltimore; No Request Yet For Philadelphia Cops

The mayor said there’s no move afoot for Philadelphia police to assist the already serious law enforcement presence in Baltimore. Pennsylvania state police have been alerted to possible deployment.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/28/2015

vets web site

New Web Site Helps US Military Vets in Philadelphia Find Services

The site is a one-stop clearinghouse where veterans and their families can find links to Philly-specific services including jobs, housing, and treatment.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/27/2015

Bill Campbell on his 90th birthday. (Photo provided by Campbell Family)

South Jersey High School Baseball Tournament Honors Philadelphia Sports Icon

The tournament at Eastern High School in Voorhees is now known as the Bill Campbell Baseball Classic, in honor of the legendary broadcaster who died last October at the age of 91.

04/25/2015

Joan Mazzotti holds a cardboard cutout of fundraiser host Carlos Ruiz. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Phillies To Join Media Celebs For Charity Bowling Fundraiser

Some of the Phillies will take off their spikes and lace on some bowling shoes tonight during an event for Philadelphia Futures.

04/23/2015

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