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

(credit: Mike DeNardo)

Iconic Ice Cream Stop On Way To Jersey Shore Set To Reopen

Mr. Bill’s, an iconic southern New Jersey landmark is coming back to life, thanks to a couple of retired hospital executives who decided to take on a new challenge.


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Philadelphia School Unions Consider Tentative Contracts

Members of Philadelphia’s public school principals union and the blue-collar workers union are voting on tentative contract agreements in the coming days.


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Area Charter School Students Look Beyond High School On ‘Signing Day’

Students at some Philadelphia charter schools are celebrating the next step in their academic careers.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/07/2016

Students at Henry Houston Elementary School open copies of their new CD.
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Mount Airy Students Honored For CD Release

The CD “A Day in My Life” is written and performed by students at Houston Elementary, and on this day of its release, they’re being recognized by the state House.


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Unique Fundraiser Collects Bobbleheads For Local Sports Museum

The Sports Legends of Delaware County museum wants your bobbleheads.


The Hammer of Glory gets passed through the city to kick off Philadelphia Beer Week. Photo credit: KYW's John McDevitt

Philly Beer Week Kicks Off With Hammer Of Glory Pub Crawl

The Hammer will make 30 stops, mostly at bars, throughout the city.


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Annenberg Center Live Entertains Patients At Children’s Hospital Of Philadelphia

Kids at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia got a free preview Wednesday morning of an annual festival being held a few blocks away.


Announcement made at Memorial Day ceremony at American Legion Post 10 in Ft Washington.
(credit: Mike DeNardo)

Chester-Based Company Helping Returning Veterans

A local company is launching a major effort to help veterans returning from today’s wars.


Commonwealth Association of School Administrators president Rob McGrogan
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Philadelphia Principals, School District Come To Agreement

Philadelphia’s principals union has reached a tentative agreement on a new contract with the School District.


(credit: Mike DeNardo)

TSA: Prepared Travelers Can Help Speed Up Airport Lines

The TSA staged a media demonstration, showing 10 prepared travelers going through the line in a minute and 45-seconds.


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Veteran CBS3 Reporter Walt Hunter To Retire This Week

On Wednesday, Walt Hunter will report his final story for CBS 3.


(credit: Mike DeNardo)

TD Bank Pulling Plug On Coin-Counting Machines For Customers

It’s a big change in the way TD Bank counts change. The bank says it is pulling the plug on its coin-counting machines for customers.


(Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

South Jersey Rock Band Strikes Power Chords For Charity

Some young South Jersey rockers are striking power chords for charity, playing songs their parents and grandparents would love.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/18/2016

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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.


(Alan Butkovitz speaks with reporters.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

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.




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