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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

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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

Homes in Camden, New Jersey's Parkside neighborhood. (Credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Camden Begins 18 Month ‘Crime Factory’ Demolition Process

These are not fixer-uppers. They’re what Camden County Congressman Donald Norcross calls “the worst of the worst” — structurally-deficient properties that drug dealers take over.

01/20/2015

Tom Wolf File Photo (Credit: Tony Romeo)

Governor-Elect Tom Wolf Ready To Take Oath Of Office

A new chapter in Pennsylvania government begins Tuesday in Harrisburg, as Tom Wolf is sworn-in as governor.

01/19/2015

(Photo credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Local Sports Legend To Auction Off Some Memorabilia For Charity

A Philadelphia sports legend is auctioning some of his memorabilia collection to benefit his charity.

01/17/2015

(File Photo Credit Lynne Adkins)

Pennsylvania School For The Deaf Staffers Vote For Union Representation

Teachers and support staff today voted 149-12 to be represented by the American Federation of Teachers.

01/15/2015

(File Photo Credit Lynne Adkins)

Pennsylvania School For The Deaf Teachers Voting On Whether To Form A Union

Staffers at the school will cast secret ballots to decide whether to be represented by the American Federation of Teachers.

01/15/2015

(The Fever Smart device, left, is shown interacting with a smartphone.  Image provided by Fever Smart)

Penn Student Wins Magazine’s ”College Entrepreneur” Prize

“I was so humbled, to be honest,” says Wharton junior Aaron Goldstein after being named Entrepreneur magazine’s “College Entrepreneur of the Year” for his Fever Smart device.

01/14/2015

(Pa. lieutenant governor Jim Cawley is sworn in as chairman of the DRPA.  Photo by David Madden)

Lt. Governor Cawley To Lead Local United Way

Jim Cawley says the more he considered the job as CEO of the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, the more he viewed it as a continuation of his public service.

01/13/2015

(Sultan Ashley speaks with reporters after meeting with Philadelphia school district officials at school headquarters.   Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Staffers at Defunct Phila. Charter School Appeal to School District for Back Pay

“People are losing their homes, they’re losing their vehicles, they’re not able to take care of their children,” says former Palmer staffer Sultan Ashley. “They don’t have medical coverage.”

01/12/2015

(credit: Philadelphia Fire Department)

Officials Continue Investigation Into Death Of Philadelphia Firefighter Joyce Craig

The air cylinder that firefighter Joyce Craig was wearing when she was killed in the line of duty one month ago is being tested.

01/09/2015

Charged Lolamarie Davis-O’Rourke. (credit: Office of Pennsylvania Attorney General )

8th Educator Charged In Philadelphia Test Cheating Probe

A former Philadelphia principal has become the eighth person charged in a sweeping grand jury probe of cheating on standardized tests.

01/07/2015

Moorestown, New Jersey Mayor Victoria Napolitano (credit: Victoria Napolitano)

Moorestown To Swear-In Youngest Mayor In Town’s Recent History

At 26, Victoria Napolitano could be the youngest mayor ever in Moorestown, New Jersey.

01/06/2015

Fire Commissioner Derrick Sawyer, Insurance Society of Philadelphia President Russ Shaner, and Citizens for Fire Prevention Committee President Joe Flores at check presentation at Fire Department headquarters. (credit: Mike DeNardo)

Major Donation Aids Philadelphia Fire Department Effort To Install Smoke Detectors

A big donation from the insurance industry will continue to buy smoke detectors for Philadelphia residents who need them.

01/06/2015

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