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

(Credit: Mike Denardo)

Uber And PPA Shake Hands On Temporary Deal

The Philadelphia Parking Authority and Uber have struck a temporary deal that will allow the ride-sharing service to operate legally in the city.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/07/2016

(credit: Mike DeNardo)

Former Bernie Sanders Supporters Demand DNC Host Committee Open Up Its Books

Members of the group called Reclaim Philadelphia want the DNC Host Committee to immediately release its financial documents.



SEPTA Officials Predict Wednesday’s Commute Could Be More Hectic With More People Back To Work

SEPTA Officials Predict Tomorrow’s Commute Could Be More Hectic With More People Back To Work


Superintendent Hite greets new teacher Aashita Batra at a news conference at Roxborough High School
(credit: MIke DeNardo)

Phila. School District On Track To Have No Teacher Vacancies To Start Next Year

It’s been years since the School District was able to begin a school year with all of its teaching positions filled.


School District of Philadelphia. (credit: CBS 3)

Multi-Million Dollar Judgement Comes Against Philly School District

The judgement said the late Superintendent Arlene Ackerman steered a no-bid security contract away from a white-owned firm, allegedly violating the company’s civil rights.


(credit: Mike DeNardo)

Police Cars Parked Along Admiral Wilson Boulevard In Effort To Prevent Crime

For weeks, marked police cars have been stationed at businesses along Admiral Wilson Boulevard in Camden.


(credit: Mike DeNardo)

Many Philly Families Unaware About Kids Summer Feeding Programs

Organizers of summer feeding programs for children say many families just don’t know that the free meals are available.


Fernando Gallard (credit: Mike DeNardo)

Longtime Spokesman For Philadelphia School District Stepping Down

Fernando Gallard is stepping down in August from his position as chief spokesman for a district that seemed to be in nearly constant crisis.


Students begin WorkReady orientation this week at Thomas Jefferson University. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Teens Gear Up For Philadelphia’s Summer Jobs Program

Orientation sessions are underway for this year’s WorkReady summer jobs program.


(credit: CBS 3)

Community Says Goodbye To One Of Youngest Victims Of Orlando Massacre

A community says farewell to the youngest victim of the Orlando massacre.


National champion Wildcats have been presented with the John Wanamaker Athletic Award. Photo credit: KYW's Mike DeNardo

Villanova Men’s Basketball Team Honored With John Wanamaker Athletic Award

Now, Jay Wright’s National champion Wildcats have been presented with the John Wanamaker Athletic Award, given each year to the athlete or team that has done the most to reflect credit upon Philadelphia.


Photo credit:  Provided by the DRPA.

A 9/11 Memorial May Be Coming To Philadelphia… Soon

The memorial would be built on the Philadelphia side of the Ben Franklin Bridge, on a triangular DRPA-owned parcel at Sixth and Race, just north of the Constitution Center.


(credit: Mike DeNardo)

Gloucester County Celebrates Its First State Park

A former golf course in Gloucester County has been formally dedicated as a state park.


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Many Feel Nostalgia Over Wawa’s Original Store Closing

It’s a bittersweet day for devotees of Wawa, as the original store on MacDade Boulevard has closed its doors.


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

Phila. School District Likely Updating Transgender Student Policy

They are expected to officially update their policy, which goes beyond just bathrooms.




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