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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Closed New Jersey Prison Reopening As Drug Treatment Facility

Governor Christie led a round table to mark the reopening.


Philly School District Updates Policy With New Committee

The Philadelphia School District has a new committee to update the language on its many policies.


Safety Officials Honor Philly Police Officer For His Work Beyond The Force

The city is saying “Thanks” to a Philadelphia police sergeant, for his volunteer work beyond the force.


Parkway Museums Brace For Impact Of NFL Draft

For museums along the Ben Franklin Parkway, the NFL Draft later this month is a blessing…and a curse.


Philadelphia’s First Nine Community Schools Present Their Plans

There are common needs among the nine Community Schools, job training, access to healthy foods, and behavioral health services and the like.


Phila. Students Present Solutions To Real-World Problems At Competition

“The brainpower in this room is phenomenal.”


Phillies Debut ‘Zoom Food’ To Make Ordering Ballpark Favorites Faster

Phillies fans can get ballpark food faster, with new food-ordering kiosks making their debut this season at Citizens Bank Park.


City Hall Artwork Aims To Highlight Importance Of Jury Duty

If you’re at City Hall thinking of ways to get out of jury duty, some new artwork may make you think twice.


30 Years Later, Wall Street Manager Reflects On College Promise To Philly Students

A Wall Street money manager is looking back at an extraordinary promise he made to a class of Philadelphia sixth-graders, 30 years ago.


Philly School’s Budget Okay For Now, Though Future Looks Grim

A preliminary version of the School District budget projects enough money for next year, but growing deficits looming after that.


Ben Franklin Parkway Plans Centennial Celebration

Institutions along the Parkway are announcing more than a year of events to mark its 100th anniversary.


Seven-Figure Grant Aims To Help Train Students To Become Teachers In Philadelphia

An influential nonprofit is opening its checkbook to help to develop middle-school math and science teachers in Philadelphia.


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Philadelphia School District Launches Teacher Hiring Campaign For Upcoming School Year

Now playing at a radio near you, an ad campaign to hire up to 1,000 new teachers for the 2017-18 school year.


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Creator Of Cult Classic Movie That Made Phoenixville Famous Has Died

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Some Philly Teachers Hold 1-Day Strike In Protest For International Women’s Day

Several Philadelphia schools are seeing big staff shortages, because of today’s one-day strike on what’s called “A Day Without A Woman.”


South Philly High Shows Off Community School Concept For Mayor Kenney

As his administration defends its soda tax in court, Mayor Jim Kenney toured one of the nine so-called “community schools” funded by the tax.


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Sen. Pat Toomey held a live social media conversation with CBS3’s Jessica Dean Monday afternoon.


Suspended Teachers File Discrimination Complaint Against Friends’ Central School

A discrimination complaint has been filed on behalf of the two Friends’ Central teachers who were suspended in the flap over a Palestinian speaker.


Sixers Fans React To Season Ticket Price Increase

Some 76ers fans who have stuck with the team through “the process” now feel like the team is sticking it to them.


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Teacher Raises Money For Billboard That Rips City, School District

Central High School social studies teacher George Bezanis raised $5,000 for the ad on a GoFundMe page.


American Water Breaks Ground For New Camden Headquarters

Construction is underway on a new $1 billion development that promises to transform Camden’s waterfront.


New PennDOT Program Lends Voice To Communities In Early Project Planning

PennDOT has a new approach. The agency says it’s going to listen to locals first, before putting shovels in the ground.


Philadelphia Community Schools Use New Tool To Plan Ahead

As Philadelphia’s nine community schools design their futures, the process is being helped by a so-called “stress index.”


Philadelphia Superintendent Says Transgender Bathroom Policy Will Not Change

The policy in Philadelphia schools allows transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice.


New Program Helps Provide Food For Students In Need

Starting Thursday, students at a North Philadelphia school will be getting a monthly backpack of food to take home, courtesy of Philabundance.


Young Students Tackle Real-World Problems At George Washington Carver Science Fair

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Anti-Trump protesters in Philadelphia joined demonstrations across the nation in what was billed as “Not My President’s Day.”


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