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

PlanCon Advisory Committee hearing at Overbrook. (credit: Mike DeNardo)

State Committee Looking To Improve School Construction Reimbursement

A state committee got a look at the stark differences among Pennsylvania school buildings on Monday.


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DRPA Considers Reopening Franklin Square PATCO Station

It’s been talked about for years, but the DRPA is now pushing it.


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Business Leaders Give Up Beds For Cardboard Boxes To Raise Money For Homeless Youth Shelter

“It’s cold. It’s scary. You don’t know who’s walking by. You have no comforts of home.”


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Ethics Board And Mastery Charter Schools Agree To Settlement

Ethics Board executive director Shane Creamer said Mastery spent more than the $2500 threshold for lobbying in the first and second quarters of this year, but failed to report it.


A student (left) dressed as "Mr. Roboto" watches as Superintendent William Hite announces robotics grants. (credit: Mike DeNardo)

Corporate Donation Provides Prime Delivery For Robotics Clubs At Philly Schools

At an assembly at Wilson Middle School in the Northeast on Wednesday, a representative of Amazon presented $12,000 to the School District.


John Hopkins with Franklin's cracked grave stone. (Credit: Pat Loeb)

GoFundMe To Restore Ben Franklin’s Gravestone Reaches Goal In 1 Day Thanks To Celeb Donation

Hopkins says the Philadelphia Eagles kicked in $1,000, and the University of Pennsylvania donated as well.


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Is There Lead In The Water At Philadelphia Public Schools? District Demands Answers

The school district has found elevated lead levels in 56 water outlets


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A New Leader For The School Reform Commission

Wilkerson is a former chief of staff for Mayor John Street, and she currently serves as an adviser to Temple University’s president.


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Ending Summer Vacation In Philly Schools Before Labor Day? It May Happen

The Philadelphia School District is proposing an earlier start to its school year by beginning fall classes before Labor Day.


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Rowan Student Suffers Leg Burns After Cell Phone Charger Catches Fire In Pocket

It’s not immediately known what kind of phone or charger was involved.


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Election Shocker: How Could Experts Have Been So Wrong?

Donald Trump’s stunning presidential victory took nearly all of the pundits by surprise.


Jackie Wleh prepares to shuttle riders at 69th Street Terminal.
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Group Pitches In To Provide Free Rides During SEPTA Strike

A nonprofit known for shoveling snow for seniors, is expanding its services during the walkout.


(School District of Philadelphia headquarters, near Broad and Spring Garden Streets. File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia’s School Reform Commission Has New Chair

Mayor Kenney has picked Joyce Wilkerson to serve on the School Reform Commission.


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Schools Trying Their Best To Keep Attendance Steady During SEPTA Strike

One out of five district students rides SEPTA. The district is not providing alternate transportation during the strike.


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New Poll Shows Presidential Race Tightening In Pennsylvania

Clinton is still ahead in the polls in Pennsylvania, but her lead over Trump isn’t as large as it was a month ago.




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