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

(In a new video, her daughter describes the day Carol Reiff disappeared under suspicious circumstances in Blackwood, NJ.)

Police, Family Hope New Video Will Shed Light on S. Jersey Woman’s 2013 Death

Wednesday will mark two years since the body of 59-year-old Carol Reiff was found in a wooded area near the Lakeview Apartments.

06/22/2015

(Some of the classic desserts from Junior's a longtime landmark of Queens, New York.  Photo provided)

Junior’s, Iconic Maker of New York Cheesecakes, Moves Baking Operation to South Jersey

A famous taste of New York City has moved out of its longtime home in Queens, New York, and landed in Burlington, NJ.

06/22/2015

PATCO Train. (File photo by Mike DeNardo/KYW)

PATCO To Capitalize On Advertising During Pope’s Visit

About one hundred thousand people are expected to ride the Speedline each day when the Pope is here, that’s about triple the usual ridership.

06/22/2015

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Camden Residents Frustrated At Long-Delayed Opening Of Gateway Park West

Activists told the Delaware River Port Authority they were tired of hearing that the west side of Cooper River Park would open “soon.”

06/21/2015

PNB letters taken off the old Philadelphia National Bank building. (Credit: Tim Jimenez)

Expect Street Closures In Center City Saturday For Helicopter Lift

Walkers and drivers in Center City Saturday should be aware — streets around the old PNB building are going to be closed.

06/19/2015

(PATCO File Photo)

Like SEPTA, PATCO Will Also Limit Station Stops During Pope’s Visit

The PATCO plan for the pope has express trains running from only four stations: Lindenwold, Woodcrest, Ferry Avenue, and Broadway.

06/18/2015

File Photo (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Authorities ‘Considering’ Closing Ben Franklin Bridge To Auto Traffic Weekend Of Pope’s Visit

No decisions have been made yet, but one of the options authorities are considering is keeping cars and trucks off of the Bridge.

06/18/2015

(PATCO File Photo)

Patco Now Accepts Credit Cards For Fares From Casual Riders

Until now, occasional Patco riders had to pay with cash at the ticket machines, and they’d get their change back in dollar coins. No more.

06/17/2015

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Staff Cuts and Tax Hikes Are The New Normal For School Districts Across Pennsylvania

School districts across Pennsylvania are responding to rises in fixed costs, including pensions and charter schools, by: (A) raising property taxes, (B) reducing staff, or, in many cases, A and B.

06/16/2015

(Pennsylvania public school advocates had to forego the bus for their statewide "bus" tour when it developed a fuel leak.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Pa. Education Advocates Begin Statewide Tour To Pitch For Funding

The two-week effort by a coalition of unions and community groups called the Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools urges legislators to support Governor Wolf’s education budget.

06/15/2015

(A classroom of the Grayson School, housed at St. Luke Greek Orthodox Church school, in Broomall, Pa.   Photo provided)

Pennsylvania Approves Area’s First Private School For Gifted Students

The Grayson School is expected to open this fall, in Broomall, for grades K through 6, with plans to expand to all grades.

06/15/2015

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Study: Pa. School Districts May Face Extra Expenses In Helping Students Meet Graduation Requirements

Starting with the class of 2017, Pennsylvania high school students will have to pass Keystone Exams in algebra, biology and literature to graduate.

06/13/2015

Construction at the Gloucester Premium Outlets, scheduled to open this summer. (Credit Mike DeNardo)

Hundreds Of Jobs Up For Grabs At New South Jersey Outlet Center

Hundreds are expected today at a job fair to fill 800 positions at a new shopping center opening this summer in Gloucester Township.

06/12/2015

Luke Alvarez (blue shirt) presents a surfboard and donations to Alysse Einbender (orange shirt) Wednesday at Carusi Middle School in Cherry Hill.  Students Joe and Dante look on. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Event Down The Shore Gives People With Disabilities Chance To Surf

People with spinal cord injuries will be given the opportunity to ride the waves next weekend in Wildwood Crest

06/11/2015

(Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Work Resuming On Long-Awaited Phillies Mural

The mural depicting Phillies greats from the history of the franchise has been in the works since 2008.

06/10/2015

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