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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Long-Awaited Resurfacing Of Route 70 In South Jersey Set To Begin

Route 70 is one of the most heavily traveled — and roughest — roads in our region. But it’s about to get a facelift.


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City Controller Takes Aim At Harrisburg

The city controller has released a report critical of the management of two charter school operators, on the eve of a key vote.


Joan Mazzotti holds a cut-out of Carlos Ruiz.

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Phillies Players Lace Up For Charity Bowling Tournment

Many of the Phillies will be taking off their cleats and lacing up their bowling shoes tonight, for charity.


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Philly’s Schools Chief To Testify Before City Council During Budget Hearings

City Council’s budget hearings continue on Tuesday with schools superintendent William Hite on the hot seat. But that seat may not be as warm as previous years.


Schools Superintendent William Hite announces "GreenFutures" plan at City Hall. 
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City And Phila. School District Team Up To Make Schools Greener

It’s a five-year effort to reduce the district’s environmental footprint.


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Collegiate Rowers Converge On Schuylkill River For 78th Dad Vail Regatta

100 college crew teams have converged on the Schuylkill River for the 78th Dad Vail Regatta.


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‘Every Breath I Take I Think About It’ Lives Forever Changed By Amtrak Crash 1 Year Ago

Survivors remember how their lives were changed, one year ago.


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Remembering Tragic Amtrak Crash In Philadelphia, One Year Later

Many across the region are pausing to remember a fatal Amtrak crash in Philadelphia. It was one year ago tonight that a speeding train ran off the rails at Frankford Junction, killing eight people and injuring scores of others.


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

State Audit Finds Some Phila. School District Bus Drivers Had Incomplete Background Checks

An audit of the Philadelphia School District has revealed missing textbooks, incomplete background checks and a mismanagement of student data.


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Events This Weekend Bring Awareness To Williams Syndrome

The Phillies hold Williams Syndrome Awareness night at Saturday at Citizens Bank Park. Sunday, a fundraising walk is scheduled at Wilson Farm Park in Wayne.


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Phila. Streets Commissioner Arrested, Charged With Simple Assault

Philadelphia Streets Commissioner Donald Carlton is free on bail after his arrest Friday on charges of assault and recklessly endangering another person.


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Divine Lorraine Hotel Showcases Renovations At Upcoming Open House

The Divine Lorraine’s first open house after reconstruction began last September drew overflow crowds.


Reverend Gary Holden teaching clergy members to become police chaplains in Radnor. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Clergy Members Learn To Counsel Police Officers In Delco

Two dozen men and women of the cloth spent a few days in Radnor this week, learning the difficult task.


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Painter Steals $900K From Chester County Farm Owner

Chester County DA Tom Hogan calls this a “crime of greed.”


Jim Vankoski shows off some sports memorabilia at the Sports Legends of Delaware County Museum. (credit: Mike DeNardo)

Sports Legends Of Delaware County Museum Gets New Home

Walk into the Radnor Township Municipal Building to pay your taxes, and you might think you wandered into a sports museum. The lobby and hallways are the new home of the Sports Legends of Delaware County Museum, formerly housed at the now-defunct Granite Run Mall.




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