Mike DeNardo, a veteran of KYW Newsradio for more than 25 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 have two rescue cats named Fenway and Wrigley.
Connect with Mike DeNardo on Twitter: @DeNardoKYW
According to a Temple professor, Philadelphia’s campaign to market Center City public schools only increased the divide between the educational “haves” and “have nots.”
Three names were added: those of police officers Brian Lorenzo and Moses Walker, killed last summer, and fire captain Michael Goodwin, killed just last month fighting a fire in South Philadelphia.
Council hasn’t decided whether or how it can give the school district $60 million more, but dozens from the public urged Council to find a way.
“The budget, in its current form, simply cannot support the services provided this year,” SRC chair Pedro Ramos told Philadelphia lawmakers.
The Philadelphia School District says it won’t recommend the expansion of any charter schools next year since it is facing a $300 million budget hole.
Camden is getting some big-league help to build two baseball fields for kids in the Cramer hill section.
Chris Lehmann, the principal of Science Leadership Academy, has launched an online petition calling on Philadelphia’s professional sports teams to fill the financial gap that could mean the end of scholastic sports.
The mayor, at a “Take Your Children to Work” event, said Olivia Nutter is doing fine after the altercation at a track meet.
Sculptor Larry Nowlan, who created the fan-funded Harry Kalas statue at Citizens Bank Park, was selected as the artist.
The 16th annual “Richie Ashburn Home Runs for Heart” event gives you the opportunity to stand at home plate and swing for the fences.
Authorities say the former boyfriend of the victim stabbed her before stabbing himself.
The 800 students from Penn Wood’s fire-damaged Green Avenue Campus in Lansdowne will be attending split sessions at the Cypress Street campus in Yeadon for the rest of the school year, starting Wednesday.
After the FBI released photos of two men suspected in the marathon bombings, someone speculated online that one of them looked like Sunil Tripathi, the 22-year-old Brown University student from Radnor who has been missing for more than a month.
A school district spokeswoman says the lockdown went into effect about 8:45am at Bethune Elementary School, 3301 Old York Road, when a man without permission was spotted inside the school.
The SRC had already decided to close 23 schools, and Stanton principal Arthurea Smith pleaded with the panel not to make hers number 24.
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