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

(credit: Mike DeNardo)

“Official” Label Removed From Chadds Ford Couple’s Papal Shirt Website

A suburban couple is raising money for charity by selling Pope Francis T-shirts in advance of his Philadelphia visit this fall. But they don’t exactly have the blessing of the Archdiocese.

02/12/2015

(The Taney Dragons pose with Phillies' team  executives at the Philadelphia Sports Writers Banquet, on January 16th.   Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Chicago Little League Team, the Taney Dragons’ Spoiler, Loses Its Championship Title

Chicago eliminated Philadelphia’s Taney Dragons from the tournament last summer, in Williamsport, Pa.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/11/2015

The ten students pose with Camden mayor Dana Redd (back row center) after a meeting of the Rowan University/Rutgers-Camden board of governors at Camden's Waterfront Technology Center.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Ten Camden High School Students Awarded Paid Internships at Area Hospitals

The seniors — five from Woodrow Wilson High School and five from Camden High — have been selected for paid apprenticeships at Cooper, Lourdes, or Virtua hospitals.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/10/2015

(A Patco train crosses the Benjamin Franklin Bridge.  File photo by KYW's John Ostapkovich)

Patco Doing More Single-Tracking Across Ben Franklin Bridge, Through March

More inconvenience is on tap for Patco riders, as a new phase of the high-speed line’s ongoing track rehabilitation project begins this Thursday.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/09/2015

Sayeh Hormozi, (right), director of the city's Graduation Coach Camapign. testifies at a City Council hearing Wednesday. 
(credit: Mike DeNardo)

4 Organizations That Help Philadelphians Get College Degrees Exploring Ways To Collaborate

Their missions have similarities, and distinct differences. Campus Philly, Graduate! Philadelphia, PhillyGoes2College and the Graduation Coach Campaign help students to get their college degrees.

02/07/2015

(Pedestrians deal with subfreezing cold at 15th and Market Streets, in center city Philadelphia.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphians Cope With The Cold As Best They Can

With temperatures in the teens and wind chills in the single digits, no one wanted to be outside for long Friday morning.

02/06/2015

School District of Philadelphia. (credit: Steve Patterson)

Group Offering Up To $35 Million To Clear A Path For New Charter Schools In Philadelphia

An influential group is offering some big cash, to make it easier for the Philadelphia School District to approve applications for new charter schools.

02/04/2015

(Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Analyst: The Party At The Pump Is Over, Gas Prices Are On The Way Back Up

“The average price in Philadelphia today, $2.25 a gallon. That’s gone up 3 cents a gallon just in the last 24 hours,” says senior petroleum analyst Gregg Leskoski at gasbuddy.com.

02/04/2015

Alison McDowell speaks at Home and School Council meeting at Philadelphia School District Headquarters. (credit: Mike DeNardo)

Group Of Philadelphia Parents Speaks Out Against Standardized Tests In School

A small but vocal group of Philadelphia parents is spreading the word about choosing not to have their children take standardized tests in school.

02/03/2015

Local students showing off their alternative-energy car. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Local Students Build Car That Runs On Used Oil From Philadelphia Eatery

One of the cars on display at the Philadelphia Auto Show is built by local school students — and it runs on used fryer oil from Federal Donuts.

01/30/2015

(Photo by Mike DeNardo)

A Philadelphia Charter School Helping Its Students Navigate High School Choices

Justin Hall, director of student services at the K-8 Southwest Leadership Academy Charter School, says the students are exposed to an array of high school options.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/28/2015

(credit: Mike DeNardo)

Quiet Scene At Philadelphia International Airport After Storm Grounds Most Flights

With most flights cancelled Tuesday because of the blizzard forecast, Philadelphia International Airport was like a ghost town.

01/27/2015

(credit: CBS 3)

Philadelphia Teachers’ Union Wins a Round in Court Over Imposed Employment Terms

In a major victory for the Philadelphia public schoolteachers’ union, Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court has ruled that the School Reform Commission cannot cancel the teachers’ contract.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/22/2015

Penndot truck gets loaded with rock salt in file photo. (credit: Mike DeNardo)

PennDOT Gearing Up For This Afternoon’s Expected Snow

Penndot workers are on 12-hour shifts for this storm — first to pretreat the road surfaces with brine, and then to salt and plow.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/21/2015

(A representative of Bass Pro Shops checks in jobseekers at the company's job fair at the Atlantic City Sheraton.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Hundreds Show Up For Sporting Goods Chain’s Job Fair in Atlantic City

The line stretched out of the ballroom of the Sheraton, around the corridor, wrapped around a spiral staircase and ended at the front door of the hotel.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/20/2015

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