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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About a dozen people demonstrated at 24th Street and Washington Avenue on Tuesday morning.


Retailers Open 24 Hours For Last-Minute Holiday Shoppers

Some area brick-and-mortar retailers are open 24 hours now, for last-minute holiday shoppers.


Attorney Seeks To Reopen 37-Year-Old Murder Case With DNA Testing

A Delaware County judge has heard testimony on why DNA testing should be used to reopen a 37-year-old murder case.


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The structural steel-work is now finished, as construction continues at Philadelphia’s tallest building.


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School Reform Commission To Shut Down Troubled Philadelphia Charter, Begins Process To Close 2 Others

The Khepera Charter School in North Philadelphia has been on precarious academic grounds, and ended last school year early because of financial trouble.


Hola! Mayor Kenney Visits Students At Bilingual Charter School

Mayor Kenney today made the 105th school visit of his term — this time, to a charter that teaches in both English and Spanish. 


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The newly-built ramps off the Philadelphia end of the Betsy Ross Bridge aren’t ready to connect drivers to Aramingo Avenue just yet.


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Some Cobbs Creek fourth-graders are now published authors, thanks to their winning entry on the subject of tolerance.


Court Denies Bill Green’s Bid Challenging His Removal As SRC Chair

Commonwealth Court has turned away Bill Green’s attempt to win back the chairmanship of the soon-to-be-defunct School Reform Commission. 


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The Supreme Court will consider whether prosecutors violated the Fourth Amendment against unreasonable searches.


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Annual ‘Apple Pie’ Rugby Tournament Held In Honor Of Fallen Friend

It’s rugby for a cause. An annual tournament funds scholarships to help inner-city kids learn to swim.


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Philadelphia Police say a charred body was found on top of a SEPTA Regional Rail train Friday morning in Center City.


Philadelphia Charter School Receives National Honor, Mayoral Visit

Students at the MaST Charter wore blue ribbons to mark the school’s Blue Ribbon award from the U.S. Education Department.


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Kids at a South Camden school are sporting new coats Wednesday, thanks to some corporate generosity.


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