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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Gov. John Carney has made his picks for two open judicial seats on Delaware’s Court of Chancery

Morgan Zurn and Kathaleen McCormick are Carney’s nominees.

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Hurricane Florence hasn’t had an impact on gas prices locally – at least not yet.

AAA Mid-Atlantic reports the average price for a gallon of regular in Delaware actually dipped slightly over past week, dropping a penny from $2.83 to $2.82.

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The Red Clay School District has named an interim superintendent.

Jill Floore will take over leadership of the state’s largest school district November 1.

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A number of legislative seats saw competitive primary races.

In Wilmington, Darius Brown and Tizzy Lockman won primaries to replace retiring State Senators Margaret Rose Henry and Robert Marshall.  Brown survived a four way primary with Bobbie Cummings, Same Guy and Herman Holloway Jr. with 38 percent of the vote.  Lockman topped Jordan Hines with

The biggest upset of the Delaware primary came in the GOP race for U.S. House.

Scott Walker stunned the party-backed candidate Lee Murphy.

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Thursday is Primary Day in Delaware.

Typically, midterm elections see lower voter turnout than Presidential election years,though this year could be a bit different.

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The Wilmington Blue rocks will remain a minor league affiliate of the Kansas City Royals.

The Rocks and Royals announced they’ve signed a two-year extension to their Player Development Contract, keeping it intact through 2020.

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When the Eagles and Atlanta Falcons open the new NFL season Thursday night, a former Wesley College player will be on the field.

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It was a forgettable first game for new Delaware State University football coach Rod Milstead.

Milstead and the Hornets were blasted by the University of Buffalo 48-10 in their 2018 season opener.