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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It’s decision day for residents of the Christina School District.

They head to the polls Tuesday to vote on a tax referendum that would bolster the district’s operating budget.

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Dover International Speedway’s 50th anniversary celebration this year will include a major change to its NASCAR garage area.

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First State drivers are digging even deeper into their wallets to fill up their gas tanks.

Prices continue to rise as April comes to a close.

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Delaware’s senior Senator is among those on Capitol Hill wanting to see more of the Mueller Report.

A day after a redacted version of the 400 page document was released Thursday,  Sen. Tom Carper (D-Delaware) says Congress should get an unredacted version to review.

Longtime City Councilman Jerry Clifton will be Newark’s next mayor.

Clifton won a four-way race for the office Tuesday by a wide margin.

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Capital School District is getting everything it asked for in its three-part tax referendum.

District residents approved all three pieces of the $115.67 million dollar ask Tuesday.

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The Wilmington Blue Rocks kicked off their 27th season at Frawley Stadium this week.

And the team remains popular with First State fans. While attendance dipped slightly the past two seasons, the Rocks still averaged about 3,800 fans per game in 2017 and 2018.

And there’s no reason to expect things to change this year with some of the Kansas City Royals' top prospects on the roster and a schedule filled with unique promotions and giveaways.

In this week’s Enlighten Me, Delaware Public Media's Tom Byrne chats with the teams'  lead broadcaster Cory Nidoh and Marketing Director Jason Estes about what to expect on and off the field this season.


Baseball returns the Wilmington Riverfront Thursday night.  The Blue Rocks kick-off their 2019 season when they welcome the Salem Red Sox to Frawley Stadium.

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The spring surge in gas prices continues as the calendar turns to April.

AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price for a gallon of regular in Delaware to start the month is $2.50.

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Lottery players get another shot at a mega-jackpot this weekend.

The top prize for Saturday night’s Powerball drawing is over $600 million.

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