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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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.

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Polls are open statewide Tuesday for district school board elections.

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Delaware drivers are finally getting some relief at the gas pump.

After jumping 30 cents over the past month, AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price for a gallon of regular in Delaware dropped this week.

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Residents in the Indian River School District rejected a tax referendum for the second time this year.

Voters said “no” to a capital improvement request by a narrow 65 vote margin, with 4,643 people voting against and 4,578 in favor. 

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NASCAR’s spring race weekend in Dover ended with a real “come-from-behind” performance.

Martin Truex Jr. started at the back of pack, but still found a way to win the rain-delayed NASCAR Cup "Gander RV 400" at Dover International Speedway.

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Mother Nature put a damper on the final day of NASCAR’s spring race weekend in Dover.

Rain and wet track conditions forced postponement of Sunday’s NASCAR Cup "Gander RV 400" at Dover International Speedway.

Chase Elliott is trying to keep a good thing going during NASCAR’s spring race weekend at Dover International Speedway.

Dover International Speedway begins its 50th anniversary celebration with its spring NASCAR race weekend.

And action on the track for that race weekend is slated to begin in earnest Friday.

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Residents in the Christina School District rejected a tax referendum Tuesday.

The measure to add revenue to Christina’s operating budget failed by just over 1,300 votes.