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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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Gas prices in the First State inched up some more last week.

AAA Mid-Atlantic reports the average cost of a gallon of regular rose another penny over the past seven days – from $2.27 to $2.28.

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In April 1993,  the Wilmington Blue Rocks brought minor league baseball back to Delaware.  Since then, the club has consistently drawn fans to its Frawley Stadium home on the Wilmington Riverfront.  An along the way, there’s been a handful of Carolina League Championships and early glimpses at Major League stars like Johnny Damon, Carlos Beltran, Mike Sweeney, Eric Hosmer, and Salvador Perez.

This week – The Rocks opened their 25th anniversary season and in this week’s Enlighten Me we offer a look back and ahead.

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State health officials say Delaware has seen three new flu-related deaths.

The Division of Public Health reports all three deaths linked to the flu came in the final week of March.

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Wilmington will have a new chief of police next week.

The city’s current police chief Bobby Cummings announced Thursday he is retiring after 32 years on the force.

The Blue Rocks will try again to open their 25th anniversary season Friday.

Thursday night’s scheduled 2017 season opener against Potomac Nationals was postponed after heavy rains  left field conditions too poor to play.

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The Blue Rocks open a new baseball season in Wilmington Thursday night.

But it’s not just any season for the Rocks.  It’s the team’s 25th anniversary season.

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The trial of three teenage girls charged in death of Amy Joyner-Francis following a bathroom assault at Howard High last April is underway.

The Colonial School District is set to ask residents again to back a tax referendum.

The Colonial School Board has voted to hold second referendum vote June 6th.  The district’s first attempt in February failed.


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Delaware drivers are digging deeper into their wallets to fill up at the gas pump.

AAA Mid-Atlantic reports the average cost of a gallon of regular jumped seven cents over the past seven days – from $2.20 to $2.27.

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First State lawmakers continue their efforts to stall a costly Artificial Island energy transmission line project.

Gov. John Carney, the state’s General Assembly and its Congressional delegation are the latest to apply pressure on project manager PJM.