Mike 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
The Philadelphia police officer who was ambushed in January in West Philadelphia made the most of his moment in the limelight Monday before the Phillies home opener.
Win or lose, it was a day for optimism at Citizens Bank Park, as the Phillies opened their home season.
The first home baseball game of the season always has its share of ceremony and celebration. Outside the ballpark the Phillies throw their traditional opening day block party – this year, with a ferris wheel.
Thousands are expected to celebrate Villanova’s NCAA championship with a parade and rally this afternoon in Center City.
After the explosion at Edmonds Elementary, the city and the district checked out nearly 600 boilers throughout the district.
Student inventors in Burlington County, New Jersey presented their ideas to judges Wednesday in a long-running competition.
A legal “Hail Mary” by the Philadelphia School District has failed before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
Radio play-by-play man Scott Franzke and Comcast SportsNet’s Gregg Murphy took time this winter to begin learning Spanish.
Local student musicians are gaining confidence and learning teamwork through rock and roll.
After a 45-year career as Ocean City’s public relations director, Mark Soifer is retiring.
Villanova’s success on the basketball court is translating to a winning season for its admissions office.
It was a rousing sendoff for Villanova’s basketball team Wednesday afternoon, as the players and coaches left for their Final Four showdown in Houston.
It’s the end of the line for the New Media Charter School.
Similar moves have been made in other school districts including New York City.
There a steady line at the registers in the Villanova University Shop on campus.