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

Students Show City Officials The Ropes In ‘Minecraft’ Video Game

The mayor and superintendent got schooled on a wildly popular computer game to promote a fundraiser this fall.

07/20/2017

Philly School District Takes Art Out Of Storage For Exhibit

More than a dozen paintings from the Philadelphia School District’s art collection are out of storage and on display – for now- in Bucks County.

07/19/2017

Plans Move Forward For PATCO Station Elevators

Plans are moving ahead to install elevators in the six PATCO stations that don’t already have them.

07/15/2017

Woman Sentenced To Community Service For Posting Cosby Trial Video To YouTube

Anitra Burrows, 37, admitted recording the defense’s closing arguments in the Cosby case and posting them on her YouTube channel.

07/13/2017

Officials Announce Resurfacing Plans For Ben Franklin Bridge, How Long It Will Last

Delaware River Port Authority CEO John Hanson says the last time the Ben Franklin Bridge was repaved was in 2004.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/11/2017

SEPTA To Provide Riders With Real-Time Information On Bus, Train Arrival

SEPTA says by later this month, riders should have reliable real-time information to keep track of their bus or train.

07/07/2017

School Reform Commission Approves Debated Special Ed Plan

The School Reform Commission has approved a scaled-down plan to teach special education students formerly at the troubled Wordsworth Academy.

07/06/2017

Chris Christie

New Jersey State Workers Uncertain If They Will Get Back Pay Following Shutdown

Many New Jersey workers have only Monday’s pay at risk, but some who work weekends have three days that they weren’t paid during the shutdown.

07/05/2017

Vietnam Veteran Honored With Magis Award During Independence Day Ceremonies

In front of a flag-waving crowd at Independence Hall, Mayor Jim Kenney gave the city’s Magis Award to Ralph Galati, director of veterans services at St. Joseph’s University.

07/04/2017

SEPTA Changing Regional Rail Fare Collection

Conductors are going to resume checking tickets on board regional rail trains on weekday evenings from five central stations.

07/02/2017

Founder Of Boys’ Latin Charter School Retiring

It was 2007 when David Hardy founded Boys’ Latin of Philadelphia Charter School in Cobbs Creek.

06/30/2017

Strike Grinds Comcast Tower Construction To A Halt

Fellow unions are off the job at one Philly construction site, in sympathy with striking crane operators.

06/30/2017

Philadelphia Teachers Begin Summer ‘Math Camp’ Program

It’s summer “math camp” for Philadelphia schoolteachers this week.

06/29/2017

Philly Teachers Become Students At Literacy Training Program

Eight-hundred K-3 teachers are sitting in classrooms at Fels High this week, sharing strategies about how to teach reading.

06/28/2017

SEPTA Fares Set To Increase This Weekend

Across-the-board fare increases take effect on Saturday, and riders have actually been getting a break ’til now.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/27/2017

Pelosi Continues To Rip GOP Health Care Plan During Stop In Philadelphia

Speaking to reporters after a panel discussion Monday at the Food Trust in Center, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says the GOP bill would have what she called a devastating impact on women’s health.

06/26/2017

Wheels Rolling Toward New, Faster SEPTA Bus Route Along Roosevelt Boulevard

The SEPTA board has given the green light to the Boulevard Direct service.

06/24/2017

Glitch Sends Counselors Back To School

A technical snafu caused some Philadelphia counselors to go in to work on Thursday, even though Wednesday was supposed to be the last day for school staff.

06/23/2017

School District Computer Glitch Causes Issues With Senior Transcripts

Some Philly high school counselors volunteered to work Thursday, even though the school year for staff ended on Wednesday

06/23/2017

First Responders Taking Precautions Over Substance Recently Found In Heroin

Police are taking extra precautions against an especially deadly substance being used to cut heroin.

06/22/2017

Food Bank Of South Jersey Hosts Party To Kick Off Summer Meals Program

It was a few hours of food, free books and fun for 250 kids at Wiggins Park in Camden.

06/21/2017

School District Shelves Plan Doing Away With Split Grades

Superintendent William Hite says with limited resources, the district decided during negotiations to put that plan on the shelf.

06/21/2017

SRC Approves Long Awaited Teacher Contract, Not Without Some Drama Though

The SRC voted 4-1 to ratify the tentative agreement already approved by members of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/20/2017

Guardian Civic League Endorses Krasner For Philly DA

“We support you, and we hope you win this one,” said the league’s president Rochelle Bilal.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/20/2017

Philly Public School Teachers Vote To Approve Tentative Contract Agreement

Philadelphia Federation of Teachers president Jerry Jordan made the announcement Monday night after the rank-and file met at the Liacouras Center.

06/19/2017

Philadelphia District Schools Will Now Be Equipped With Life Saving Devices

A longtime effort to put lifesaving devices in every Philadelphia school is just about complete.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/17/2017

Contract Agreement Reached Between Philly Teachers And School District

There’s finally a tentative agreement in the long-running contract talks with Philadelphia’s public schoolteachers.

06/16/2017

City, Conrail Strike Deal To Clean Up Kensington, Fairhill Rail Tracks

City, Conrail Strike Deal To Clean Up Kensington, Fairhill Tracks

The city and Conrail have struck a deal to clean up the Kensington rail property that has become a haven for heroin addicts.

06/15/2017

13 People Become U.S. Citizens During Flag Day Ceremony At Betsy Ross House

The 13 came from eight different countries, but after reciting the Oath of Allegiance, they were all Americans.

06/14/2017

Two Sides Inch Closer To Finally Getting Teachers Contract: ‘The Needle Is Moving’

Negotiators are making progress, says Philadelphia Federation of Teachers president Jerry Jordan.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/13/2017

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