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

(File photo by KYW's John Ostapkovich)

New Option On The Way For Regional Rail Riders Affected By Train Car Shortage

With much of its regional rail fleet still sidelined, SEPTA is planning express bus service.


(credit: Mike DeNardo)

Mayor Kenney Predicts Some School Workers Will Be Welcomed With Open Arms

Mayor Kenney gave a pep talk to the point people of his community schools initiative.


(credit: Mike DeNardo)

Move In Day For Seminarians At St. Charles Borremeo

Forty-five new seminarians wearing black ties carried suitcases and boxes into St. Charles Seminary to begin the path toward priesthood.


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Camden County Unveils New Tool In Effort To Control Mosquitoes

Camden County has launched a web tool for residents to report standing water and other locations where mosquitoes are breeding.


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Philly Police Give Crime-Prevention Tips To Temple Students

Police in North Philadelphia have advice for Temple students, especially those living off-campus.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/18/2016

Inspector James Smith at the podium at news conference at police headquarters.
(credit: Mike DeNardo)

Police Arrest One, Searching For Second Suspect In Home Invasion Robberies

Philadelphia police have one man in custody, and they’re looking for a second in connection with a string of home invasion robberies targeting Asian businesses.


The Guardian Civic League's summer enrichment program keeps 35 kids sharp for school, says director Cheryl McClendon.
(credit: Mike DeNardo)

Kids In Summer Program Question Mayor Kenney On Topics From Gun Violence To His Favorite Movie

The Guardian Civic League’s summer enrichment program keeps 35 kids sharp for school, says director Cheryl McClendon.


Fran Burns fills her cup at a "hydration station" at Henry A. Brown Elementary School. (credit: Mike DeNardo)

Philly School District Begins Installing ‘Hydration Stations’

They’re more than just water fountains. The Philadelphia School District is beginning to install what it calls “hydration stations” in schools.


(Philadelphia School District headquarters.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Supreme Court Rules Philly SRC Did Not Have Power To Scrap PFT Contract

Pennsylvania’s highest court has ruled that the Philadelphia School Reform Commission did not have the power to cancel its teachers contract two years ago.


(credit: Mike DeNardo)

College Readiness Conference Aims To Help Inner-City Students Succeed

Helping Philadelphia’s college-bound students stay in school and succeed. That’s the focus of a two-day conference at Arcadia University in Glenside, Montgomery County.


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New PA Law Has Parents Buckling Babies In Car Seats Facing Rear

Previously, the law only required children under four to ride in an approved car seat, either forward or rear-facing.



What Caused The CJC Elevator Failure That Critically Injured A Sheriff’s Deputy?

One expert is weighing in on what possibly could have gone wrong.


(File photo of Alan Butkovitz speaking with reporters.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

City Controller: School District Owes Millions To Former Employees

An audit shows the school district owes $6.5 million in termination pay.


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Lower Merion School District Updates High School Grading Scale

Lower Merion is joining the trend toward adopting a ten-point grading scale, giving an ‘A’ for a score of 90-100, and a ‘B’ for 80-90 and so on, this is replacing the 92-100 eight-point scale.


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Who Gets The Credit For Bringing The DNC To Philadelphia?

Congressman Bob Brady took a swipe at Nutter for taking credit.




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