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

Dawn Staley Honored With Wanamaker Award For Third Time

Staley is the first individual to win the Wanamaker three times. Joe Frazier and Steve Carlton won it twice.



Philadelphia Schools Making Efforts To Encourage Attendance

Classes begin tomorrow in Philadelphia schools. And the district is hoping that students, and parents, know the importance of showing up.


teens using cellphones

Cell Phones Allowed In School? It Depends

Tuesday is the first day of school for Philadelphia public school students. Parents may wonder, whether their children are allowed to bring cell phones to school.


School District Hires Hundreds Of Teachers For New Year

The School District says a teacher hiring campaign is helping it start the new school year at nearly full strength.


Philadelphia Schools Expect Smooth Start

The new year for Philadelphia schools begins on Tuesday, and administrators are expecting a relatively smooth start.


Philadelphia Is Getting Its 1st Statue To Honor An African-American

Philadelphia Is Getting Its 1st Statue To Honor An African-American

At a time when there’s a national debate about taking monuments down, Philadelphia is putting one up, honoring voting rights activist Octavius Catto.


Philadelphia School District Trains Employees To Better Help Immigrant Students

Employees in Philadelphia schools are being trained to help the thousands of immigrant students feel secure.


Philly.com Announces Limit To Free Story Viewing Online

“If you’re in our local area and you click though to more than ten articles per month, you’re going to be asked to pay to support our journalism.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/29/2017

Munoz-Marin Elementary To Open On Time Following Mold Problem

The School District says a North Philadelphia elementary school will start classes on time next week, as crews work to eradicate a mold outbreak in the building.


Philadelphia Classrooms Get Upgrades To Boost Literacy

When the new school year begins, some of the district’s youngest students will see brighter, more colorful classrooms. And that’s by design.


Students In Camden Enjoy First Day Of School In New Building

Students In Camden Enjoy First Day Of School In New Building

Wednesday was the first day of classes in a new charter school building in Camden.


The Sprint To Complete Student Athlete Physicals

It’s back to school time. And that means doctors’ offices are crowded with student-athletes.


Philadelphia Principals, School District Reach Tentative Agreement

This tentative agreement comes a year after members of the principals union, under their previous leadership, rejected a deal.


New App Allows SEPTA Riders To Share Security Tips With Police

SEPTA has a new smartphone app called “SEPTA Transit Watch” that allows riders not only to text, but to send transit police photos or video of crimes or safety issues, anonymously if they wish.


Comcast’s Broadband Program For Low-Income Households Continues To Expand

Comcast says more people are now taking advantage of its internet service for low-income households. 


Pa. State Tests Are Getting Shorter Starting Spring 2018

Pennsylvania students will spend less time filling in bubbles with number-two pencils next spring, under standardized test changes announced Monday morning.


Philadelphia Union Names ‘Chief Tattoo Officer’

It’s a marketing gimmick sure to get under the skin of Philadelphia soccer fans.


SEPTA Testing New Kiosk Interface After Hundreds Get New Fare Cards By Accident

SEPTA is testing out new displays on its fare card kiosks, because the existing ones are proving to be confusing to riders.  


Philadelphia Is Adding Its First Ever Parking-Protecting Bike Lane

The city is reconfiguring Chestnut Street between 45th and 34th, adding a new bike lane that will be separated from the two remaining traffic lanes.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/06/2017

Local Congressman Introduces Bill To Avoid Conflict Of Interest In White House

Philadelphia Congressman Dwight Evans wants to require President Trump to do more to avoid conflicts of interest during his presidency. 


China’s Terracotta Warriors Returning To Philadelphia

Thousands of the 2200-year-old clay warriors were discovered in 1974 guarding the tomb of China’s first emperor.


Pete Rose

Phillies To Decide Fate Of Pete Rose Bobbleheads From Canceled Giveaway

The Phillies have canceled next week’s Pete Rose Wall of Fame induction and bobblehead giveaway. So what happens to all of those bobbles?


Riders On Atlantic City Rail Line Being Diverted, Delayed In Wake Of Trash Truck Crash

It’s the start of two weeks of delays for riders on the Atlantic City Rail Line in the aftermath of Friday’s garbage truck crash. 


Kim Guadagno Introduces Running Mate At Camden Campaign Stop

New Jersey’s Republican nominee for governor and her newly-selected running mate took their campaign to Camden County Thursday afternoon.



Complaint Claims Philly School District Ignored Bullying Of Special Ed Students

The Philadelphia School District has ignored claims of bullying against special education students, according to a complaint filed with the U.S. Education Department. 


Salvation Army Subsidizes Summer Camp For Low-Income City Kids

Salvation Army Subsidizes Summer Camp For Low-Income City Kids

City kids left Wednesday morning for a week outdoors at a summer camp in the Poconos, thanks to the Salvation Army.


Penn’s Landing Redevelopment Leads To Crew Cutting Out ‘Scissor Ramps’

Demolition crews are blocking-off the 1970s-era “scissor ramps” connecting Market and Chestnut Streets with Columbus Boulevard below.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/25/2017

B. Bernice Young School

Levels Of Mercury Rises In New Jersey School Due To Rubberized Gym Floor

Levels of mercury vapor in one Burlington Township elementary school actually went up after a rubberized floor was removed because of mercury concerns.  

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/25/2017

Kelley Hodge

Kelley Hodge Sworn In As Interim Philadelphia District Attorney

Kelley Hodge took the oath of office before a packed City Hall Courtroom to became the city’s 25th district attorney.


School District Introduces New Method Of Identifying Gifted Students

It’s said the difference between a bright child and a gifted child is: A bright child knows the answers. A gifted child asks the questions.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/22/2017



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