2005 Alumni Hall of Fame Honoree

Radio Personality and Columnist, South Philadelphia Review

Tom Cardella graduated from South Philadelphia High School in June of 1956 and Temple University four years later. He began writing for the South Philadelphia Review in August of 1964 as a television critic. A year later he began writing his current column, which deals not only with the social and political customs of our South Philadelphia community but with the world at large.


Mr. Cardella likes to use humor to make his point. When he does, he often uses the fictional character Uncle Nunzio, who has become much more of a celebrity in South Philadelphia than the columnist himself. Mr. Cardella has won the Keystone Press Association Award for his column St. Anthony and the President.


Mr. Cardella worked for the Defense Logistics Agency as both a buyer and a congressional affairs officer from 1963-1999.


He has also been a broadcaster for over 22 years and was the host of the Eagles pre and postgame shows on their radio network locally on WIP and WYSP from 1985 to 2003.


Currently, Mr. Cardella, in addition to writing his column, works as a contract specialist for a defense contractor, and he broadcasts sports on WBCB in Levittown.


He is married to another South Philadelphia High graduate – the former Frances Scroccarelli. They have a son and daughter and two grandchildren.