Mike 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
About 1,200 of the 2,000 available seats are filled so far, says the mayor’s Education Secretary Otis Hackney.
The School District of Philadelphia has wrapped up a survey on its proposal for an earlier start to the academic year.
Aramark says “Pistachio Girl” has been fired from her job as a vendor at Citizens Bank Park after her public support of white nationalists.
Books are being provided by the Right Books campaign.
They’ve turned away their president for the last six years, Rob McGrogan.
Hundreds of people eager for their free coffee streamed into the Wawa as soon as it opened at 8 a.m.
One student reportedly left the classroom in tears.
Members of Teamsters Local 502 of the Commonwealth Association of Administrators have elected Longstreth Elementary principal Robin Cooper as their new president.
The Streets Department aims to repave 131 miles of city roads each year.
It’s been four years since Philadelphia teachers had a raise. Philadelphia Federation of Teachers president Jerry Jordan says that’s making it hard to attract talent.
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Amtrak spokesman Craig Schulz warns, most trains are sold out.
A state committee got a look at the stark differences among Pennsylvania school buildings on Monday.
It’s been talked about for years, but the DRPA is now pushing it.
“It’s cold. It’s scary. You don’t know who’s walking by. You have no comforts of home.”