Mike Dunn

Mike DunnMike Dunn is City Hall bureau chief for KYW Newsradio 1060. He covers the mayor, City Council, and every other aspect of the city’s political landscape.

Mike has been with KYW since 1990. His reporting specialties have also included keeping an eye on SEPTA and covering the city’s cultural institutions.

In 2001 Mike received a Society of Professional Journalists award for arts and culture reporting, for his coverage of the opening of the Kimmel Center.

He came to KYW Newsradio from the Voice of America, where he served as a United Nations correspondent from 1985 to 1990. Dunn has been based in New York City and Washington, DC at various times in his career prior to coming to KYW.

Dunn has a BA degree from the University of Maryland. He graduated from Neshaminy High School in Bucks County.

Mike and his wife have one daughter. They live in Philadelphia.

Connect with Mike Dunn on Twitter: @MikeDunnKYW

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Nutter: Relationship With Secret Service Fine Despite “Pushing And Shoving” Over Papal Security

Mayor Michael Nutter says his Administration and the Secret Service have a great working relationship, despite what he admits has been – quote – “pushing and shoving” between them over security plans for the visit of Pope Francis.

08/20/2015

Hackers Expose Email Addresses Of City Employees On Website For Cheaters

Hackers have released the email addresses of thousands of registered users at a website that promotes extramarital affairs. Nine of those addresses are for City of Philadelphia employees, and now city officials are investigating.

08/20/2015

Historic President’s House Site Soon To Be Transferred From City To National Park Service

Five years after the opening of the historic President’s House near the Liberty Bell, the Nutter Administration is moving ahead with plans to turn over control of the problem-plagued site to the National Park Service.

08/18/2015

City Opens Help Center Guiding Businesses On Pope’s Visit

The Nutter Administration has opened up its call-in center for business operators who are perplexed about the Papal visit.

08/17/2015

40th Anniv. Of Deadly Gulf Refinery Fire Brings Painful Recollections

Today marks the 40th anniversary of one of the largest, longest and most tragic fires in Philadelphia history.

08/17/2015

The Historical Commission Approves Plans To Revive The Divine Lorraine Hotel

The project will cost an estimated $28 million dollars, and Blumenfeld is relying in part on federal tax credits that are contingent on the preservation of historic aspects of the building.

08/14/2015

Councilwoman Remains Mum On Theft Of Her City-Issued Car

Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown is refusing to answer questions about the theft over the weekend of her city-issued vehicle.

08/12/2015

Despite Kane’s Refusal To Resign, Abraham And Others Are Floated As Possible Successors

Indicted Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane is expected to repeat her refusal to resign tomorrow. But that hasn’t stopped others from indicating their desire to be appointed to succeed Kane, including former Philadelphia DA Lynne Abraham.

08/11/2015

City Plans Events to Quell Concerns of Businesses About Papal Visit

The Nutter Administration plans a press briefing this week, as well as a sit-down with business leaders to provide some guidance.

08/10/2015

Officials: Voting Rights Act Anniversary Wake Up Call To Boost Phila. Voter Turnout

Mayor Nutter said his career in public service is due entirely to the progress that began with the 1965 passage of the Voting Rights Act.

08/09/2015

Police Say City’s New Pot Decriminalization Law Partly Responsible For Decline In Arrests

Police Department spokesman Lt. John Stanford says arrests fell 16-percent in the first half of 2015 compared to the same period last year.

08/07/2015

Famed Reading Terminal Market Still Unsure Whether To Remain Open During Pope’s Visit

For Anuj Gupta, General Manager of the Reading Terminal Market, the Pope’s visit is a chance to market vendors to the world.

08/07/2015

Phila. Public Schools Expected To Take Extra Day Off Due To Papal Visit

School Superintendent William Hite will ask the School Reform Commission to approve closing schools the on Thursday, September 24th, two days before the Pope’s arrival.

08/06/2015

City Hall Courtyard Mural, Worn By Years Of Foot Traffic And Rock Salt, Is Restored

Artist Nathaniel Lee with the Mural Arts program is leading a team of volunteers in restoring the mural.

08/05/2015

63-Year-Old Walmart Employee Makes His Case For Philadelphia Mayor

Osborne Hart, a 63-year-old Walmart employee, is the Socialist Party’s candidate for Philadelphia Mayor.

08/03/2015

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SEPTA’s Second Stab At Papal Ticket Sales Is A Lottery Run By Local Firm

SEPTA’s second attempt at selling regional rail tickets for the Pope’s visit is now underway, but this time, its a lottery that ends at midnight tonight.

08/03/2015

SEPTA’s Second Stab At Papal Ticket Sales Is A Lottery Run By Local Firm

After their first try at Pope train ticket sales crashed the website, SEPTA reached out to TicketLeap, a Center City company that helps event organizers sell tickets on line.

08/03/2015

‘Dark Money’ Disclosure Rules Now The Law In Philadelphia

The effect “dark money,” in Philadelphia elections may now be muted after a measure signed this past week by Mayor Nutter.

08/02/2015

Acquitted Officers Sue Mayor, District Attorney And Police Commissioner, Claiming Defamation

Five former members of the Philadelphia narcotics squad are now suing the mayor, police commissioner and district attorney for defamation.

07/28/2015

Mayor Nutter Asserts Papal Visit Security Maps Online Are False

Mayor Michael Nutter is assuring people that Papal Visit maps circulating online are false.

07/27/2015

Study Examines The Good and Bad Of A Philadelphia City Council Tradition

A new study puts a long-standing and controversial Philadelphia City Council tradition under the microscope.

07/26/2015

Newspaper Publisher Fosters An Independent Run For Phila. Mayor

Jim Foster, publisher and editor of the “Independent Voice” neighborhood newspaper in the northwest, says he plans to get his name on the November mayoral ballot as an Independent.

07/23/2015

L&I Chief Buys Ads To Tell ‘True Story’ Of Department

The Commissioner of Licenses and Inspections is defending the use of 15-thousand taxpayer dollars to run online ads designed to look like news articles — ads that put a positive spin on the beleaguered department.

07/22/2015

Nutter Perplexed Over Continued Questions On Papal Fence

Mayor Nutter is voicing frustration over facing repeated questions about fences that will be put up in Center City for the Pope’s visit.

07/22/2015

Black Clergy Disputes Allegations Of Racist Policies At Casino Firm

The Cordish Company of Baltimore, which intends to build a casino in South Philadelphia, has been accused of racist policies toward customers at some of its entertainment sites across the country.

07/16/2015

Nutter Embarks On Week-Long Trip To Germany And Israel

The first stop for Mayor Nutter is the city of Frankfurt, Germany, which is establishing a Sister City relationship with Philadelphia.

07/14/2015

Concrete Foundations For New Market East Project Poured Today

Thirty-five cement mixers have begun pouring the 350 cubic yards of concrete for what is the first phase of the project titled simply “East Market.”

07/13/2015

Partial Settlement in Civil Rights Suit Over Phila. DA’s Seizure of Assets in Drug Cases

At issue was the district attorney’s controversial program that seizes homes and cars from people whose relatives have been charged with drug crimes, then keeps the money for the DA’s office and the police department.

06/28/2015

Critics Question Nutter Admin. Decision To Sell Tax Liens On Delinquent Properties

For the first time in nearly two decades, the city is selling tax liens on foreclosed properties, but critics of the effort hope it doesn’t backfire.

06/25/2015

Developer Agrees To Reconsider Plans For Big Building in Historic Old City Location

Plans for the apartment building on the 200 block of Arch Street were due to be voted on by the architectural committee of the Philadelphia Historical Commission.

06/23/2015

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