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 Delaware Public Media’s online predecessor, DFM News, overseeing the launch of the news service and guiding its two-year expansion and transition to Delaware Public Media. 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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The Chief Justice of Delaware’s Supreme Court is stepping down.

Leo Strine informed Gov. John Carney of his decision to retire in a letter Monday.

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The University of Delaware and Delaware State Universty will continue to face-off on the gridiron over the next decade – with a twist.

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Delaware drivers continue to see gas prices retreat as the summer driving season revs up.

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Lottery players can take their shot at winning over half a billion dollars in Friday’s MegaMillions drawing.

MegaMillions has not had a jackpot winner since mid-March and so the top prize now stands at $530 million.

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Barclays is moving hundreds of jobs out of the First State.

The British bank announced 500 of its 2,000 jobs in Delaware will leave for New Jersey this fall. 

Nearly half a billion dollars is at stake in Tuesday’s MegaMillions lottery drawing.

The jackpot sits at $475 million after no one matched all of the winning numbers drawn last Friday.

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The Woodbridge School District’s second attempt to pass a tax referendum is successful.

District residents approved a tax hike that adds $950,000 to the Woodbridge operating budget by a 271 vote margin.

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The summer beach season is not the only thing getting underway in Sussex County this time of year.

The Atlantic hurricane season is here and Sussex County Emergency Management wants residents and visitors alike to take it seriously.

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Delaware State University announced former school president William DeLauder died Monday.  He was 81.

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Yesterday was school board election day across the First State.

11 school districts statewide had at least one contested race, but no race managed to draw over 2,300 voters.