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 University of Delaware’s School of Public Policy and Administration now bares a very familiar name.

UD has renamed the school for one of its most prominent alumni, former Vice President Joe Biden.

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Hip-hop will take center stage again at the Firefly Music Festival in 2019.

For a second straight year, rap acts will headline two nights at the Woodlands in Dover when Firefly returns June 21 through 23.

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Salesianum’s plans to remake Wilmington’s Baynard Stadium are getting a major financial boost.

 

The school is getting a $16 million gift from the Rocco A. & Mary Abessinio Foundation in part to tear down 96-year old facility and replace it with Abessinio Stadium.

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An open seat on Wilmington City Council will stay that way for a little while longer.

Council rejected a selection committee’s recommendation to fill the vacancy in District 1. 

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State Auditor elect Kathy McGuiness is getting a jump on her transition into office.

Deputy Auditor James Spadola says he is stepping down effective Wednesday and retiring State Auditor Tom Wagner is naming McGuiness to replace him for the remainder of Wagner’s time in office.

Numbers from Delaware’s Department of Transportation show Thanksgiving holiday travel in the First State was about the same as a year ago.

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First State drivers continue to enjoy falling gas prices.

AAA Mid-Atlantic reports the average price for a gallon of regular in Delaware is $2.25

The University of Delaware football team hopes to make a big splash in its first post-season game since 2010.

The Blue Hens tangle with their Colonial Athletic Association rival James Madison in the opening round of the NCAA FCS playoffs.

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The verdict in the first trial of inmates allegedly involved in the Vaughn prison riot is in.

 


The University of Delaware football team is finally returning to post-season play.

The Blue Hens earned their first bid to the NCAA FCS playoffs since 2010 Sunday, despite losing their final two regular season games.

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