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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School Reform Commission Shakeup Ahead Of School Board Transition

A shakeup at the School Reform Commission, as the city prepares for the transition to a new local school board.


In-Seat Vendors To Begin Accepting Credit Cards At Phillies Games

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Lindback Foundation Honors Dozens Of Outstanding Philadelphia Teachers

For the last decade, the Lindback Foundation has been recognizing the best Philadelphia School District teachers.


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Gov. Wolf Looks To Draw The Line On Gerrymandering

Governor Wolf wants an independent, bipartisan panel to redraw legislative lines.



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DRWC Aims To Improve Transit Along Developing Philly Waterfront

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Camden Joins Other School Districts In Offering Smartphone App For Parents

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Mayor Kenney is criticizing the move to remove the phrase “Nation of Immigrants” from the mission statement of a key federal office.


New Rankings Find Our Area Has Least Healthiest, Healthiest Counties In Pennsylvania

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City Council members say they support the Mayor’s intention to fill the school district’s deficit, but there are the inevitable differences over how.


Commissioner Resigns From Soon-To-Be Disolved School Reform Commission

School Reform Commissioner Farah Jimenez has resigned, leaving four members of the SRC.


Anchor Drops At 2018 Atlantic City Boat Show

The Atlantic City Boat Show showcases all matters of watercraft like boats, yachts, jet skis and more is hosted at the Atlantic City Convention Center.


Mayor Kenney Receives More Than 2 Dozen Names For School Board

Kenney says he’ll probably make those selections sooner rather than later. 


South Jersey Catholic School Slated To Close Resurrected By Alumni

A South Jersey Catholic high school slated for closure is getting a new lease on life.


Six Of Seven Charter School Applications Denied By School Reform Commission

Only one new charter school got the green light from the School Reform Commission.


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SRC To Vote On Whether To Allow 7 New Charter Schools

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Safety Tops Issues Philly Residents Want New School Board To Tackle

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Seeking Change: Rule Keeps Student Off The Court For Not Removing Hijab

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City Seeks Restaurateurs For Renovated Love Park Welcome Center

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Former governor Ed Rendell is heading up the fundraising.


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The New England Patriots celebrate with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the Atlanta Falcons during Super Bowl 51 at NRG Stadium on February 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas. The Patriots defeated the Falcons 34-28.

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