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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

Sunscreen Dispensers Being Installed Throughout Philadelphia

About 20 sunscreen dispensers are now being installed along Kelly Drive, at City Hall, at city pools and parks, and at Citizens Bank Park.


Stretch Of Route 70 In Cherry Hill Gets Long-Awaited Resurfacing

A $9-million resurfacing is underway along Route 70 through the Erlton section of Cherry Hill.


Italian Artist Gets Permanent Recognition In Old City

A second historical marker now stands outside St. Augustine’s Catholic Church in Old City, alerting visitors to the significant art inside.


Private Sector Is Urged To Help Philadelphia Public Schools

About 50 business leaders gathered Tuesday morning to hear about ways they can donate time, resources and money to Philly public schools.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/23/2017

SEPTA Taking Another Step Toward Driving Transit Riders To New Fare System

Starting June 1, SEPTA will stop selling paper magnetic-stripe weekly and monthly TransPasses at its transit sales offices and at cashiers’ booths.


Philly School District Will Not Dock Pay Of Teachers Who Took Part In May Day Protest

The district had considered docking the teachers’ May Day pay, saying no more than 10% of the staff at any one school was allowed off without prior permission.


Route 70 gas leak

Ruptured Gas Line Causes Commuting Headaches In South Jersey

The gas main break has now been cleared.


Palestinian Professor Refuses Second Invitation To Speak At Friends’ Central School

Last week, right after firing the two teachers who invited a Palestinian professor to address a student club in February, Friends’ Central School in Wynnewood invited Sa’ed Atshan again.


City Council Tries To Gauge How Close Philadelphia Teachers Are To New Contract

City Council members had little luck on Wednesday in their effort to gauge progress in the long-running negotiations between the Philadelphia teachers union and the school district.


Newly Formed Coalition Aims To Fix Aging Philadelphia School Buildings

The coalition called the Philly Healthy Schools Initiative is calling on the School District of Philadelphia to step-up maintenance of its buildings, which are an average of more than 65 years old.


Phillies Beer Vendor No Longer Channels Marlon Brando After Beer Switch

A once-familiar sales pitch is missing from the stands at Citizens Bank Park this season.


Beer Sales Decision Leads To Culture Change In Stands For Phillies Fans

A once-familiar sales pitch is missing from the stands at Citizens Bank Park this season.


Man Who Reportedly Lunged At Officers Shot Dead By Police in Kingsessing

Detectives say an officer shot and killed a knife-wielding man who tried to attack police overnight in Southwest Philadelphia.


Friends’ Central School Fires Teachers Suspended Over Guest Speaker

Two Friends’ Central teachers suspended after they invited a Palestinian speaker to the Quaker school have now been fired.


Organizers Ready For Dad Vail Regatta, Rain Or Shine

Volunteers are getting equipment into place along Kelly Drive for Friday’s start of the largest collegiate rowing event in North America.


NJ High Court Makes New Ruling On Parole Conditions For Sex Offenders

Sex offenders have to submit to lie detector test as a condition of parole, under a ruling Monday by the New Jersey Supreme Court.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/09/2017

Operators Of Region’s Power Grid Ready For Demands Of Summer Heat

Operators at the PJM Interconnection say the 13-state regional power grid can handle the heat.


Early Versions Of The Constitution Go On Display At National Constitution Center

Rare documents showing early drafts of the U.S. Constitution are on display in a permanent exhibit opening today at the National Constitution Center.


6 US Mayors Meet In Philly To Compare Notes On Community Schools

A half-dozen mayors from across the country are meeting in Philadelphia, to compare notes on how the community schools strategy is working.


House Speaker Says Philly Charter School Action Could Imperil Funding

House Speaker Mike Turzai warned that it would be tough to justify more funding for Philly schools if the district put up roadblocks to charter renewals.


Food Service Workers At PHL Stage May Day Protest

They chanted, “We are human,” and wore signs with that slogan in ten different languages.


Blessing And Curse For Babies Born With Williams Syndrome

Activities are planned in the coming weeks to raise awareness about a rare and baffling genetic condition.


NFL Draft

Philly Gets Its Chance To Shine During NFL Draft

Images of a packed Parkway, the Rocky Steps and the Franklin Institute made for a great TV show, say the people we talked with.


NFL Draft Experience Now Open To Fans

The NFL Draft Thursday night in Philadelphia, but the outdoor fan festival that accompanies the Draft is already open.


Coalition Says Out-Of-School Suspensions Do More Harm Than Good

The groups say out-of-school suspensions increase the risk for truancy and dropping out.


NFL Draft Experience: How Fans Should Game Plan

If you’re thinking about going to the NFL Draft Experience on the Ben Franklin Parkway, there are a few things you should know.


NFL Shows Off ‘Selection Square’

The nerve center of the NFL Draft will be open to the public for free — and it’s not at the Art Museum.


City Prepared For Convergence Of Penn Relays, NFL Draft

The city acknowledges there will be inconveniences, with the Penn Relays and the NFL Draft happening this week.


Philly High School Takes Part In Earth-Friendly Lunch Experiment

Students at Philadelphia’s Saul High School are testing out a program to reduce the amount of lunchroom waste headed to landfills.


Phillies’ Ball Park Snacks Help Teach High School Students Composting

The Phillies have a recycling effort named “Red Goes Green.” But you might call this one “green turns brown.”




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