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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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Lottery players are hoping there’s a little luck of the Irish left over from St. Patrick’s Day.

The jackpot for Wednesday’s Powerball drawing is over a half billion dollars.

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Woodbridge School District residents rejected a tax referendum Tuesday.

The district was seeking a tax hike to raise $950,000 for its operating expenses.

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The City of Wilmington can join a legal challenge seeking to force property reassessment in the First State.


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It is snowing throughout the First State this morning and that’s prompting school closings and delayed openings.

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The First State saw two more flu-related deaths last week.

State health officials report a 68-year-old Sussex County woman and an 85-year-old New Castle County man died last week.

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Snowfall from Wednesday’s winter storm has largely turned out to be just as expected up and down the First State.

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Many First State schools aren’t taking any chances with Wednesday’s forecasted winter weather.

A Delaware Memorial Bridge toll hike appears back on track.

Gov. John Carney and New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy reached an agreement allowing the $1 toll increase to go forward later this spring.

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A second blast of winter weather in as many days si expected to make a mess of the morning commute again in the northern part of the First State Tuesday.

And that means another morning of adjusted school schedules.

The First State is bracing for the second half of a 1-2 winter weather punch.

More snow, sleet and freezing rain are expected after a similar combination made a mess of the Monday morning commute in the northern and central parts of Delaware.