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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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One of the suspects in the fatal shooting of a Delaware State Police trooper at a Bear area Wawa Wednesday is dead, shot after a nearly 21 hour stand-off with police in Middletown.

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The Delaware State police is mourning the loss of one of its own - Corporal Stephen J. Ballard.

The City of Dover’s 300th birthday celebration officially kicks-off next month.


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Incumbents carried the day in Tuesday’s Dover municipal election.

In two of the three contested City Council races, current office holders were given another four-year term.

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Delaware’s budget shortfall continues to grow, now hovering just below $400 million for fiscal year 2018.

The Delaware Economic and Financial Advisory Council (DEFAC) lowered state revenue estimates again Monday.

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Voters in Dover head to the polls Tuesday for the state capital’s municipal election.

There are three contested City Council races to be decided.

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Delaware drivers saw gas prices spike last week.

AAA Mid-Atlantic reports the average cost of a gallon of regular jumped nine cents over the past seven days – from $2.28 to $2.37.

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

This week, we sat down with Colonial superintendent Dusty Blakey to discuss the district’s referendum attempt and the difficulties districts face with funding in the current climate.

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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.