Delaware Public Media

Tom Byrne

News Director

Tom Byrne has been a fixture covering news in Delaware for more than two decades. He joined Delaware First Media in 2010 as news director for WDDE’s online predecessor, DFM News, overseeing the launch of the news service and guiding its two-year expansion and transition to WDDE News. He leads Delaware Public Media’s reporting, editing, and on-air staff and is responsible for daily news operations and coverage decisions.

A Philadelphia native, Tom was the sports director at WNBI-AM/FM in Park Falls, Wis., before moving to Delaware in 1990. For the next 20 years he worked as sports editor and anchor at WILM Newsradio in Wilmington and served as a reporter, producer, sports editor, anchor, and host for WHYY-TV news programs in Delaware.

Tom’s work has been honored by the Delaware Press Association, the Associated Press, the Philadelphia chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, and the National Federation of Press Women.

When he’s not in the office, Tom can be found reading history or pursuing his love of all things athletic.

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Dover’s Madison Brengle  failed in her bid to reach the third round at Wimbledon for a second straight year.

A Superior Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Delaware for participating in a Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).

Republicans are again looking for someone to run for State Auditor

A week after launching her campaign, Joan Winters has dropped out.

Winters cited family as the reason for ending her first bid for political office.

"My family is the single most important thing to me, and the unanticipated rigors of a statewide campaign far exceed what I expected leaving me little time for the ones I love most. For that reason, I have decided not to run for State Auditor," said Winters in her statement.

Dover’s Madison Brengle pulled off an upset win in the first at Wimbledon Monday.

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A battle over a hike to the state’s minimum wage kept lawmakers in Dover overnight, dragging final day of  the legislative session well into July 1.

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The federal government has signed off Delaware’s deal to lease the Port of Wilmington to Middle Eastern port operator Gulftainer.

It was a clean sweep for Newark’s bond debt referendum.

Newark residents and non-resident property owners voted overwhelmingly in favor of four ballot questions that allow the city to borrow nearly $28 million.

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Gov. John Carney is pushing back against the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy that’s separating children from their parents at the U.S. - Mexico border.

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The list of state lawmakers retiring at the end of this session continues to grow.

State Rep. Helene Keeley (D-South Wilmington) announced Tuesday she will not seek re-election.

Sussex County Council has signed off on next year’s budget.

Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a $177.5 million spending plan for Fiscal Year 2019.