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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 WDDE’s online predecessor, DFM News, overseeing the launch of the news service and guiding its two-year expansion and transition to WDDE News. 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’s 2018 budget proposal is already getting some initial blowback from state lawmakers.

His calls to raise personal income tax rates and cut education spending were among the ideas that drew criticism immediately after the governor unveiled his plan Thursday.

Carney’s proposal to cut $37 million from what it currently sends to school districts raised eyebrows on both sides of the aisle.

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Gov. John Carney’s 2018 budget proposal is already getting some initial blowback from state lawmakers.

First State sports fans are among those mourning the death of former Phillies pitcher and manager Dallas Green.

Green, a native of Newport, Delaware, died Wednesday in Philadelphia at age 82 after battling heart and kidney-related ailments. 

Kent County voters in Levy Court’s 2nd District have picked a new representative.

Republican James Hosfelt won the Tuesday’s District 2 special election, defeating Democrat Andrea Kreiner. 

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Sen. Chris Coons (D-Delaware) was among those grilling Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch on Capitol Hill Tuesday .

Delaware's junior senator and a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee questioned Gorsuch for about 30 minutes.

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Sen. Chris Coons (D-Delaware) was among those grilling Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch on Capitol Hill Tuesday .

Delaware's junior senator and a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee questioned Gorsuch for about 30 minutes.

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Gov. John Carney and state lawmakers received more bad budget news Monday.

Just days before Carney offers his 2018 budget plan, the state’s budget hole grew deeper.

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Delaware drivers got their first break at the gas pump in over a month last week.

AAA Mid-Atlantic reports the average cost of a gallon of regular slipped two over the past seven days – from $2.24 to $2.22.

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Wilmington mayor Mike Purzycki says tax hikes and budget cuts are needed to avert what he calls a looming fiscal crisis in the state’s largest city.

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The Freeman Stage at Bayside has finalized its 2017 summer line-up.

The Selbyville venue’s 10th season offers a wide-ranging roster of 55 events, topped by bevy of national acts.

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