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

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NJ Students Implore Drivers To Slow Down Before Someone Else Is Killed

Students at a South Jersey high school rallied this morning for stricter speed limits on the state’s most dangerous road.


City Controller Alan Butkovitz shows reporters video from his investigation.
(credit: Mike DeNardo)

City Controller Says Some Mailroom Employees Ripping Off Taxpayers

The City Controller says his video investigation shows employees in the city mail center collecting thousands in pay for time they never worked.


(The headquarters of the School District of Philadelphia, on North Broad Street near Spring Garden.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia School District Plans For Revamp Of Low-Performing Schools

The Philadelphia School District wants to hear what the public thinks before it revamps some of its weaker schools.


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Seven Figure Grant Expected To Transform Local High School

The Philadelphia School Partnership liked what it saw at Roxborough High, so the nonprofit is giving the school $1.1 million over the next three years.


Peter Dacius, junior at Philadelphia's U School Photo credit: Mike DeNardo

Philadelphia Students Join Interactive Art Project

The “Art Crush Audio Tour Project” starts Friday, October 14 and runs through December 10. Admission is free.


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Columbus Day No Longer A Holiday For Philly Schools

Monday, Columbus Day, is a federal holiday. But it will not be a holiday for Philadelphia public schoolchildren.


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Philadelphia Judge Orders Uber And Lyft To Cease Operations In The City

The ruling comes in a suit brought by the Taxi Workers Alliance which sought to block the temporary deal that allowed the ride-hailing services to operate during the Democratic National Convention.


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Tim Kaine Visits Kids At Philadelphia School, Teaches Hardball Politics

Tim Kaine said he didn’t think Donald Trump was a good role model for children.


Marge Neff (R) / Feather Houstoun (L) in file photo. (credit: Tony Romeo/Mike Denardo)

SRC Chair Neff, Commissioner Houstoun Announce Their Resignations

Two of the five members of the School Reform Commission are out. Commission chair Marge Neff is resigning effective November 3. Commissioner Feather Houstoun is leaving next Friday.


Teacher Jayda Pugliese is hugged by her students after receiving the $25K Milken Educator Award. (credit: Mike DeNardo)

South Philly Teacher Surprised With $25K Award

It was a life-changing shock for a Philadelphia teacher On Wednesday, as she was the surprise recipient of a $25-thousand Milken Educator Award.


(credit: Mike DeNardo)

Archdiocese Announces Counseling Help For Those Struggling After Having An Abortion

There’s new help available for those struggling after deciding to have an abortion.


Photo credit: KYW's Mike DeNardo

Free Clinics Available To Wipe Minor Criminal Offenses From Your Record

Attorneys from the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division will be holding free expungement clinics on November 12 at six city locations.


(credit: Mike DeNardo)

Paid Parking Lot Under Ben Franklin Bridge Could Become Reality

It’s something that Old City residents have wanted for years.


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Deal Allowing Uber, Lyft To Operate Legally In Philly Expires Soon

A PPA spokesman says without a deal, look for resumed enforcement this weekend.


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Another Step Toward Convenience For SEPTA Riders

No more searching for tokens or exact change.




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