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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Wesley College is headed back to NCAA Division III football playoffs.

After missing the post season for the first time since 2004 a year ago, the Wolverines return this year.

The Delaware Historical Society is embarking on a new effort to help preserve another part of First State history – and make it available to researchers and the public.

The Jewish Historical Society of Delaware was founded in 1974 and since then has worked to acquire, preserve, and publish material pertaining to the history of Jewish settlement and Jewish life in Delaware.

But it hasn’t had a truly functional physical home. So it is teaming up with The Delaware Historical Society to transform the Coxe House, one of the Historical Society’s buildings on Willingtown Square in Wilmington, into a space that can properly store objects and archival material and make them accessible.

For this week’s Enlighten Me, the Delaware Historical Society’s executive director David Young joins us to discuss the project and the Campaign for the Coxe House  that launched this month to start raising funds for it.

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Another piece of the Delaware Historical Society’s five part exhibition "Collecting Wilmington: Place, Perspective & Memory” is unveiled this week.

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Gas prices remain fairly stable as October comes to a close.

AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular in the First State sits at $2.36 - down about three cents from a week ago.

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Sen. Tom Carper (D-Delaware) welcomed leadership from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to Port of Wilmington Monday.

Dover International Speedway

NASCAR’s fall race weekend in Dover ended with a first time winner on the Monster Mile.

Kyle Larson took Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series "Drydene 400" at Dover International Speedway.

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The fall NASCAR race weekend at Dover International Speedway wraps up today with the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup "Drydene 400." 

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The Delaware Historical Society launched a new exhibit this week - one that’s so big it will be rolled out in 5 parts between now and May 2020.

It’s called “Collecting Wilmington: Place, Perspective & Memory” – and features the Historical Society’s recently acquired Paul Preston Davis Collection of Delawareana. Davis is a retired Delmarva Power executive who spent over four decades amassing a vast collection of rare business trade cards, photography, African Americana, rare print materials, and commemorative objects. He donated it to the Historical Society last year.

In this week’s Enlighten Me, Delaware Historical Society’s Chief Curator Leigh Rifenburg joins us to learn more about the collection, the man behind it,  and getting ready to show it to the public.

Dover International Speedway

The fall NASCAR race weekend at Dover International Speedway this year is a special one.

A Colonial School Board member faces charges of child sexual abuse.

New Castle County arrested 41-year-old Ronnie Williams Friday and charged him with multiple felony counts of sexual abuse involving 3 juveniles.