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Mike DeNardo

Mike DeNardoMike 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

Local officials and Jon Bon Jovi (second from the right ) celebrate new facility offering shelter and support services for homeless men and women in Camden. (photo by Mike DeNardo)

Jon Bon Jovi, Local Officials Celebrate New Facility For The Homeless In Camden

Mayor Dana Redd welcomed Jon Bon Jovi to the ribbon cutting at Joseph’s House, a 75-bed shelter that opened in January at 555 Atlantic Avenue with the help of the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation.

04/01/2014

(Those watching the Phillies' opening day game on large-screen televisions at Xfinity Live included former Phillies' pitcher Tommy Greene.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Phillies’ Fans Ever-Hopeful Watching Opening Day Game

But there’s certainly less optimism among Phillies fans than there has been in recent years.

03/31/2014

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Especially Cold Winter Causing Unusually Late Peak For Cherry Blossoms

The National Park Service in Washington D.C. projects the peak bloom for cherry blossoms there will arrive April 9th. That’s as late as it’s been in a decade.

03/27/2014

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5 Philadelphia Students Hospitalized After Playing ‘Cinnamon Challenge’

A district spokesman says nine children were trying to swallow spoonfuls of dry cinnamon, and five of them wound up going to the hospital.

03/26/2014

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Six Students Arrested After Melée at Bartram High School

One school police officer suffered minor injuries and a student was scratched in the face when the huge fight erupted.

03/26/2014

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Charges Filed Against Bartram H.S. Student After Staffer Knocked Cold

The aftermath of the assault was captured on a student’s cell phone and posted online.

03/25/2014

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Philadelphia School District Announces Plans To Suspend Teacher Seniority Rules For Next Year

Superintendent William Hite says under his plan, a committee of a school’s principal, teachers and a parent will determine teacher staffing at each school.

03/24/2014

(Students from Mastery Charter Schools get cartons of baseball equipment from a "Pitch In For Baseball" rep at school district headquarters.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Play Ball!   Philly Schools Get Donations of Baseball Equipment

“Bats, balls, uniforms, gloves, cleats, socks, helmets, catching gear, masks, shin guards, chest protectors, balls — everything,” an official from Pitch In For Baseball tells KYW Newsradio.

03/24/2014

(Citizens Bank Park "bacon dogs."  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Phillies’ Ballpark To Offer New Variants on an Old Favorite This Season

The bacon dog — a hot dog with a slab of bacon and melted cheese — is among the new Phillies’ ballpark food offerings this year.

03/24/2014

Students cross the street at Villanova University. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Villanova, St. Joe’s Students Eagerly Anticipate Possible March Madness Matchup

Almost as soon as the brackets were announced Sunday night, students at St. Joe’s and Villanova noticed the possibility of a “holy war” in the third round of the NCAA Tournament.

03/18/2014

(Commonwealth Association of School Administrators' president Rob McGrogan, in file photo. Credit: Mike DeNardo/ KYW)

Philadelphia Public School Principals Agree To 16% Pay Cuts

Eighty-three percent of the principals’ union membership voted to accept the contract concessions that also require them to pay health care premiums.

03/17/2014

(Public education advocate Helen Gym testifies before Pennsylvania auditor general Eugene DePasquale and staffer Lisa Wagenseller.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Pa. Auditor General Hears Tales of Charter School Accountability Woes

With more than half of Pennsylvania’s charter schools in Philadelphia, state auditor general Eugene DePasquale came to City Hall for his final statewide hearing on charter accountability.

03/14/2014

(Susan Gobreski, at lectern, and other education advocates speak to reporters at Philadelphia City Hall.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Group Wants Continuation of Phila. Sales Tax Hike to Fill School Funding Gap

A coaltion of organizations wants City Council to approve a one-percent sales tax extension and use all of the proceeds — about $120 million — for the Philadelphia schools.

03/13/2014

Camden County Metro division radio dispatch center. (credit: Mike DeNardo)

Radio Upgrade For Camden County Police Shuts Out Eavesdroppers

A high-tech upgrade for the Camden County Police Department radio means that outsiders — and criminals — can’t listen in.

03/13/2014

Camden County police chief Scott Thomson.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Super-Strong Heroin Causing Wave of Overdoses in Camden, Police Say

Camden County police chief Scott Thomson says there have been 15 overdose calls — none fatal — in the last 24 hours.

03/12/2014

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