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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)

Pa. Supreme Court Denies School District’s Request For Ruling On Teacher Seniority Protections

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has decided not to decide whether the Philadelphia School District has the power to impose work rule changes on teachers next fall.

06/26/2014

(The web site of Philadelphia School Partnership.)

2 Low-Performing Philadelphia Catholic Schools Get Improvement Funds

The Philadelphia School Partnership is giving $137,000 each to St. Thomas Aquinas Elementary School, in South Philadelphia, and to St. Helena Incarnation, in Olney.

06/25/2014

(The fire on September 1, 2013, destroyed a meat and cheese processing plant in Delanco, NJ.  File photo by KYW's Mike Dougherty)

NJ Cold Cuts Plant, Destroyed by Fire, Will Be Rebuilt in NE Philadelphia

Dietz & Watson has announced plans to build on a site it had been eyeing for ten years — right next to its headquarters in the Tacony section of Philadelphia.

06/24/2014

Delaware River. (credit: Chelsea Karnash)

No Overweight Loads Allowed On Walt Whitman Bridge During Repairs

If you want to haul something heavier than 80,000 pounds over the Walt Whitman Bridge, you won’t get a permit to do so for a while.

06/21/2014

(The former William Penn High School, on North Broad Street at Master.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Temple U. Buys Shuttered High School Building on North Broad Street

The school district is selling the William Penn High School building to Temple University for $15 million.

06/20/2014

The Benjamin Franklin Bridge, which carries PATCO trains over the Delaware River.  (Credit: Syma Chowdhry)

PATCO Ridership Down; Officials Blame Harsh Winter, Track Construction

Delaware River Port Authority CEO John Hanson says ridership on PATCO trains is down more than six percent over last year.

06/20/2014

(Sidney Kimmel and his wife, Caroline.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Sidney Kimmel Donates His Name and $110 Million To Jefferson Medical College

Jefferson Medical College has a new name — thanks to a major gift from philanthropist Sidney Kimmel.

06/18/2014

(The web site of Philadelphia School Partnership.)

Two Philadelphia Charter School Operators Get Expansion Grants

The Philadelphia School Partnership is giving $2.1 million to First Philadelphia Preparatory Charter School and $855,000 to Mastery Charter Schools.

06/18/2014

(School Reform Commission chair Bill Green describes the dire state of Philadelphia schools funding.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia School District Pleads For Adequate City and State Funding

Philadelphia school district officials are warning of dire consequences if the city and state don’t quickly come through with millions in new funding.

06/17/2014

(University City High  School, in file photo)

Sale of University City High School To Drexel U. is Completed

Drexel paid $25 million for the school building, which the district closed last June.

06/16/2014

(Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Pa. Tax Credits Underwrite Tuition Donations For Phila. K-8 Students

The money comes from a group called the Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia — from businesses who get Pennsylvania corporate tax credits for contributing.

06/16/2014

(Philadelphia schools superintendent William Hite discusses the CHOP PolicyLab report during a presentation at school district headquarters.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Report: One in 5 Phila. Students Familiar With Welfare or Juvie

The report, by the Policy Lab at Children’s Hospital, says 17 percent of Philadelphia school students have been involved with DHS or the juvenile justice system, and 20 percent of those in high schools.

06/14/2014

(Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton signs copies of her book, "Hard Choices," at the Free Library.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Hillary Clinton In Philadelphia For Book-Signing At Free Library

Clinton took no questions from the press, arriving just before noon in the library’s government publications room to sign her book, titled “Hard Choices.”

06/13/2014

(Park manager Eric Ihlein watches as local officials cut a ribbon officially opening Benjamin Rush State Park, in Somerton.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Celebration for Upgrade to State-Run Park in Northeast Philadelphia

Park manager Eric Ihlein (second from left) says the $4.7-million renovation finished last fall.

06/12/2014

(Zane Memeger, the US attorney for Eastern Pennsylvania, opens a prescription drug abuse conference at Temple University.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

In Philadelphia, Seeking Answers for Prescription Drug Abuse in Colleges

The conference brings together academics and government drug policy officials to examine prescription drug abuse among college students.

06/11/2014

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