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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

State Sen. Vince Hughes is at the podium at a post-hearing rally by education advocates (credit: Mike DeNardo)

Debate Heats Up In Philly: Should School Funding Should Be Decided In The Courts

The state Supreme Court is deciding whether a lawsuit over Pennsylvania school funding can proceed.


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Pass Or Fail? Pa. Supreme Court To Hear School Funding Lawsuit

Meeting in Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court is set to hear arguments Tuesday in an appeal brought by advocates who say the state’s education funding is inadequate.


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Recently Repaired Regional Rail Cars Sidelined Again

SEPTA has pulled 18 of its newly-repaired regional rail cars out of service because of friction between old and new parts.


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Philadelphia School Kids Being Dismissed Early Due To Heat

A sweltering forecast is causing the first early dismissal of Philadelphia’s young school year.


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SEPTA To Roll Out New ‘Stored-Value’ Feature For Occasional Riders

Riders can only load the value of a weekly or monthly TransPass on their SEPTA Key cards but that could change by the end of the year.


Hill-Freedman principal Anthony Majewski talks with students on 1st day of school. (credit: Mike DeNardo)

Back To School For Philadelphia School District

Summer vacation is over, and 130,000 students in the Philadelphia School District are back in class today.


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Thousands Of Philadelphia Students Head Back To Class!

For the first time in years, the first day of school in Philadelphia comes amid a measure of financial stability.


Senator Pat Toomey stopped by some small businesses on Tuesday while on the campaign trail. Photo credit: KYW's Mike DeNardo

Pat Toomey Defends Small Businesses At Northeast Philly Campaign Stop

As for whether he would support Donald Trump for president, Toomey had a clear message…


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Using Comedy To Deal With Heart Disease

One group is hoping a lighthearted approach will help to spread awareness.


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More Road Closures Take Effect As Philly Prepares For MIA Festival

All week, there have been various street closures to get ready for the festival.


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Rowan University Urges Students Not To Drink Campus Water Due To Elevated Lead Levels

The University has disconnected drinking fountains and is now handing out bottled water in dorms.


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Flyers Unveil 50th Anniversary Jerseys

The Flyers will wear these jerseys for 12 games.


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Marlton Sports Bar Closes After 21 Years

A longtime sports bar in Marlton closed its doors for good over the weekend. But town officials are optimistic the property will have new life before long.


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Haddonfield Pet Owners Urged To Keep Away From Green Pond

The hot summer has created prime breeding conditions for microorganisms in shallow and stagnant Hopkins Pond in Haddonfield.


Billy Bean (credit: Mike DeNardo)

MLB Exec Optimistic About Acceptance, Support Of Openly Gay Players

Would Major League Baseball and its fans accept an openly gay player? Billy Bean, MLB’s vice president for social responsibility and inclusion, says maybe someday.




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