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

Camden Mayor Dana Redd announces the project in October 2013. (credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW)

Plans Scrapped For Observation Tower In Camden

Plans for an observation tower in Camden near the Adventure Aquarium have officially been abandoned.


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Burlington County Committee To Vote On Whether Or Not To Uproot Shade Tree Commission

The township committee in Southampton, Burlington County, votes tonight on whether to uproot the local shade tree commission.


School Reform Commission Chair Marjorie Neff and Local 98 Business Manager John Dougherty speak after a forum Thursday at Central High School. 
(credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW)

Union Wants To Help Teach Trades To Philadelphia School Students

The influential leader of IBEW Local 98 says he wants to develop a trade school with the Philadelphia School District.


(credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW)

Phila. Students Get Chance To Speak Directly With City Leaders At Forum

Students had a chance to talk directly with some of the most influential people in Philadelphia.


Citizens Bank Park

Phillies To Extend Protective Netting At Citizens Bank Park

The Phillies are expanding the home plate safety netting by ten feet toward each dugout.


(credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW)

Car Manufacturer Breaks Ground On New American Headquarters In Camden County

Construction is expected to be completed by the end of 2017.


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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held For New Extension Of Delaware Avenue In Philadelphia

The next phase beginning in 2017 will extend Delaware Avenue north to Buckius Street.


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School District Removes Principal At George Washington High School

After two and a half years at George Washington High, principal Gene Jones has been reassigned to a non-school location.


PCCY Executive Director Donna Cooper delivers report at Roxborough High School. (credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW)

Report Finds Gap Between Philly’s Citywide High Schools And Struggling Neighborhood High Schools

Philadelphia’s 19 neighborhood high schools are more likely to have students who need English language help, have special education needs, or have been involved in the child welfare system.


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Temple To Host Hundreds Of Students During DNC

“This could be a life changing event for students,” says Joe McLaughin, the director of Temple’s Institute for Public Affairs.


DNC CEO Leah Daughtry addresses the media. (credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW)

Media Members Tour Venue To Plan Coverage Of Democratic National Convention

Philadelphia will host the Democratic National Convention next summer.


Pope Francis acknowledges faithful as he parades on his way to celebrate Sunday Mass at Benjamin Franklin Parkway. (Credit" Matt Rourke-Pool/Getty Images)

Philly Taxpayers Picking Up Tab For About Half The Cost Of Pope’s Visit

The Nutter administration promised that the World Meeting of Families would reimburse the city for its costs during the papal visit.


Plaintiffs attorneys Chip Becker, Tom Kline and Robert Mongeluzzi. 
(credit: Mike DeNardo)

Lawyers For Victims Of Amtrak Derailment Say Congressional Action Will Mean More Compensation For Victims

A provision in a 1,300-page transportation bill would raise the cap on total victims’ compensation in the Amtrak crash from $200 million to $295 million.


File photo of school kids playing during recess. (credit: Hadas Kuznits)

New Jersey Lawmakers Debate Bill That Would Require Recess In Schools

The bill would require that students in kindergarten through fifth grade have a daily, 20-minute recess period.


(credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW)

Black Friday Shopping Underway At Christmas Village In Love Park

The Village is open through the last Sunday in December.




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