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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It’s Game Day For 3 Local College Basketball Teams

After a week of hype and anticipation, it’s finally game day.


Vegan donuts at Dottie's Donuts in West Philadelphia. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Vegan Donut Shop A Reality In Philadelphia

It’s new day for vegans in West Philadelphia, with the grand opening of a…donut shop.


School District of Philadelphia headquarters, near Broad and Spring Garden Streets.  (File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Phila. School District Hangs Out ‘Help Wanted’ Sign

Even now, this late in the school year, the district has 170 unfilled teaching positions.


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Plans Develop To Restore 30th Street Station Link

That draft will be on public view at an open house at the station from 4:00 to 7:00 tonight.


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Drivers See Sharp Jump In Local Gas Prices

Gas prices have taken a double-digit jump.


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Economic Slam Dunk When NCAA Tournament Comes To Philadelphia

One of the Final Four teams will emerge from the Wells Fargo Center in two weeks.


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Can Phila. Schools Make It Through An Entire Year With Half Of Its State Funding?

With no Pennsylvania budget in sight and less than half a year’s worth of state funding in hand, Philadelphia school officials are wondering when the money pot will run dry.


Michael Coard holding up the verdict sheet
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Former Phila. Teacher Charged With Changing Test Scores Cleared Of Most Serious Charges

A Common Pleas jury has found former Cayuga Elementary School teacher Ary Sloane not guilty of tampering with public records and forgery.


Tony Danza reads to students at Fox Chase Elementary School in Northeast Philadelphia. (credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW)

Tony Danza Reads To Philadelphia Students On Read Across America Day

Tony Danza and Lt. Governor Mike Stack read to kids at Fox Chase Elementary School on Wednesday.


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City Councilwoman Cracks Down On Stop And Go Stores That Sell Shots

A man behind the plexiglass said the owner recently took over.


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First Case Of Zika Virus Identified In Philadelphia Resident

The woman recently returned from traveling to the Caribbean and is recovering.


Temple Campus Credit Paul Gluck

Should Temple’s Football Team Get Credit For Increase In Applications To University?

“We have to acknowledge that the tremendous visibility that the university got through this past season of football.”


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NTSB Releases Findings Into Failed Takeoff At PHL 2 Years Ago

Mistakes by the US Airways flight crew were the likely cause of an aborted takeoff in March 2014.


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NJ Hospital Warns Patients They May Have Been Exposed To HIV, Other Infectious Diseases

Shore Medical Center in Somers Point has notified 213 patients that they should get tested for exposure to Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV.


(Evelyn Cortez, leaving the Philadelphia Criminal Justice Center, near City Hall.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Phila. Principal Admits In Court To Cheating On Standardized Tests

Philadelphia elementary school principal has pleaded guilty, in a wide-ranging state probe into cheating, by adults, on standardized tests.




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