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

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Work on selecting a venue for the annual retreat began well before the election.


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Twenty five seniors from Central High School are blogging and tweeting as they witness the inauguration in person.


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Starting this season, Phillies fans can finally watch a live online stream of the game.


Mayor Kenney Taps Product Of Philadelphia School System To Help Run It

Mayor Kenney has named Dr. Christopher McGinley, an associate professor at Temple University, to the School Reform Commission.


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Temple Renaming Communications School In Honor Of TV Pioneer Lew Klein

Following a multi-million dollar gift from Klein and his wife Janet, Temple is renaming the school, the Lew Klein College of Media and Communications.


Phillies Outfielder Gives Kids Some Big League Advice

Phillies outfielder Roman Quinn spent his Martin Luther King Day at the Marian Anderson Rec Center at 17th and Fitzwater.


Kenney Narrows Field For Key School Position

Mayor Kenney says he hopes to fill an open seat on the School Reform Commission before a key charter school vote next month.


Philly Teachers Plan Week Of Lessons About Black Lives Matter

It’s an effort being promoted by the Caucus of Working Educators — a faction of the teachers union.


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The state is fining SugarHouse Casino for incidents last year involving college athletes who were gambling underage.


One Day Later, Police Ticket Driver At Home For Not Clearing Car Of Snow

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Women to Don Knitted Pink “Pussyhats” During Inauguration Weekend

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Longtime Fixture In Philadelphia’s Education Community Bids Farewell

As for her own future, the 66-year-old Mazzotti said she plans to continue to be a champion for vulnerable communities.


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Parents brought their toddlers to one new expanded center in Northeast Philadelphia.


Inquirer Comments On Ejection Of Writer From Eagles Press Box

The fallout continues after the Eagles ejected an Inquirer beat writer from the press box during Sunday’s game against the Cowboys.


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It’s a four-day job, loading the explosives for two 13-minute shows.


Mummers Return After Undergoing Sensitivity Training

Mummers have had sensitivity training, in-person and by video, following last year’s social media backlash.


Fancy Brigades Prepare For Opening Of Mummersfest

The Pennsylvania Convention Center sounds like a construction site as the Fancy Brigades prepare for Wednesday’s opening of the four-day “Mummersfest.”


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Christmas is over. So the attention of many of Philadelphia’s Mummers turns to final preparations for the annual New Year’s parade.


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“Here in the Philadelphia five-county region, we are expecting 90 percent of travelers to go by car.”


Kenney Gives Up Box At Wells Fargo Center To Raise Money For City Schools

The city has cut a deal to give up the Mayor’s Suite for Sixers and Flyers games to raise money for Philadelphia schools.


Drexel University Using Big Federal Grant To Help Philly Schools

Drexel University is getting millions from the feds to improve education at seven schools in its West Philadelphia neighborhood.


Local School Makes Holiday Care Packages For Military Troops Overseas

The 125 boxes represent the university’s 125th anniversary.


Students At Southwark Elementary Perform For Mayor Kenney

Southwark is one of the city’s nine community schools, schools providing comprehensive after-school support services.


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A wintry mix of weather made roads slick and icy Saturday morning, before temperatures warmed up.


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Philadelphia’s Code Blue makes 300 extra shelter beds available.


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The Philadelphia Housing Authority is buying and renovating the closed Vaux High School, with the intention of reopening it in the fall.




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