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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

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

Philadelphia School District Finding New Ways To Boost Attendance

The Philadelphia School District is trying some new strategies to stress the importance of attendance.

09/12/2014

(A dashboard camera installed in a Cherry Hill police cruiser.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

NJ Lawmaker Is Delighted Police Cams Will Roll Out More Widely

The bill wassponsored by Washington Township assemblyman Paul Moriarty, who was cleared of drunk-driving charges after police video showed him passing field sobriety tests.

09/11/2014

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Phila. Parents Sue Pa. Dept. of Education Over Uninvestigated Deficiency Claims

Seven Philadelphia parents say the Pennsylvania Department of Education has violated its duty to look into allegations of “curriculum deficiencies” in Philadelphia schools.

09/09/2014

Ben Franklin Bridge construction has inconvenienced commuters for months. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Ben Franklin Bridge Commuters Wonder: What’s Going On And When Will It End?

Commuters on the Ben Franklin Bridge have been inconvenienced with lane closures and gaps in PATCO service since Memorial Day.

09/05/2014

(Graphic by Ed Fischer.  Not an actual United Way graphic)

Nonprofits Down The Shore Help Families Impacted By Casino Closings Cope

Nonprofits and social service agencies at the shore are trying to fill the back-to-school needs of families affected by the Atlantic City casino closings.

09/04/2014

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

Philadelphia School Teachers Prepping For Monday’s First Day For Students

Teachers in Philadelphia’s cash-strapped public schools are already back at work, getting ready.

09/04/2014

(Packages of Septa transit tokens.  Photo by Mike DeNardo/ KYW Newsradio)

Phila. School District Will Keep 1½-Mile Radius For Student Transpasses

An agreement is now in place to preserve Septa transportation for thousands of Philadelphia high school students.

09/03/2014

The 2014 Union Labor Day Parade. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Union Members Celebrate Labor Day With Columbus Boulevard Parade

From sheet metal workers to teachers, union members marched along Columbus Boulevard this morning to celebrate Labor Day.

09/01/2014

(credit: Jan Carabeo/ CBS 3)

Taney Dragons Transition From Little League Stars To Regular Schoolkids

They’re going from non-stop attention and adulation as Little League World Series stars, back to doing homework and taking out the trash.

08/30/2014

(Signs and traffic cones demark the closed westbound lanes of the Ben Franklin Bridge.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Traffic Bottlenecks Will Persist on Ben Franklin Bridge Into Late October

If you think those maddening lane closures on the Benjamin Franklin Bridge will be gone when everyone returns to work after Labor Day, think again.

08/29/2014

The 1931 World Series between the Philadelphia Athletics, and St. Louis Cardinals. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Final Inning For Link to Philadelphia’s Baseball Past

A sports auction Saturday is expected to be the last official event by the Philadelphia Athletics Historical Society.

08/29/2014

Chris Nowinski, of the Sports Legacy Institute, speaking at the Shipley School in Bryn Mawr.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Shipley School, in Bryn Mawr, Keeping Spotlight on Sports Concussion Dangers

Avoiding concussions among young athletes was the focus of a daylong discussion at a Main Line school that is addressing the issue head-on.

08/28/2014

California Chrome File Photo (credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

California Chrome Expected To Make Comeback At Local Racetrack

Huge crowds are expected next month, should Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome race in the Pennsylvania Derby at Parx.

08/28/2014

(Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Local Nonprofit Creates Web Tool To Help Parents Find Pre-K Child Care Programs

“Great Philly Schools” has launched a new web tool to help parents choose early-childhood programs.

08/27/2014

School District of Philadelphia. (credit: Steve Patterson)

Group Plans To Sue The State To Address Problems In Phila. Schools

A group is preparing legal action, to try to force the state to address shortcomings at Philadelphia public schools.

08/24/2014

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