Mike 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.
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Kenney –- first elected in 1991 — choked up at times as he bid his fellow councilmembers farewell.
Deputy chief solicitor Richie Feder said removing those old laws will allow the city to better defend its more recent gun restrictions.
Mayor Nutter knows being a meteorologist is a tough job — particularly when mayors and school administrators are relying on your forecast to make crucial decisions.
Saying he will always err to the side of safety, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter is standing by his decision to close government offices Tuesday.
“There are enough people running that people can make a wise choice,” he said.
Council President Pitches “Super” Idea To Get Universities To Offer More Support To Cash-Strapped Schools
Council President Darrell Clarke is pitching what he thinks is a super idea, getting local universities to offer more support to cash-starved public schools. Clarke, in fact, has named the program “SUPER.”
Kenney spent much of today holed up in his City Council office, making what an aide described as “personal calls.”
The “when” is settled. Still unknown is the “where.”
City Council President Darrell Clarke says council has every intention of working with Mayor Nutter this year.
Next week will bring yet another city council debate over the controversial idea of mandatory paid sick leave in Philadelphia, and the sponsor of the plan now says he has the votes needed to override what could be a third veto by Mayor Nutter.
“Bunch of e-mails, bunch of phone calls, wanting to know if I was announcing that I was getting back in the race,” he began.
The issues include sick leave and the mayor’s final budget, but it may be the coming May primary that dominates the next few months.
In a statement, Ken Trujillo says “there are family matters that require my full attention,” so he is leaving the race for the Democratic nomination for mayor. He would not elaborate.
Blatstein was one of four developers hoping to build Philadelphia’s second casino; he proposed putting it in the former Inquirer headquarters, on North Broad Street at Callowhill.
State officials are now taking a hard look at whether the city-owned utility should speed up the replacement of aging gas mains.