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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

(Councilman Jim Kenney had to be coaxed to speak from the Council president's platform as he announced his resignation from City Council.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Jim Kenney Ends 23-Year Career as Councilman, Ahead of Mayoral Run

Kenney –- first elected in 1991 — choked up at times as he bid his fellow councilmembers farewell.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/29/2015

The National Rifle Association logo is seen at their headquarters.  (Credit:  PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

As Battle With NRA Looms, City Scales Back Its Gun Laws

Deputy chief solicitor Richie Feder said removing those old laws will allow the city to better defend its more recent gun restrictions.

01/29/2015

File Photo. Mayor Nutter speaks with reporters outside his office at Philadelphia City Hall.  (Credit: Mike Dunn)

What’s Comes After Politics For Nutter? It Won’t Be Meteorology

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.

01/28/2015

(credit: Mike Dunn)

Nutter: No Regrets Closing Government Offices Despite ‘Big Forecast Miss’

Saying he will always err to the side of safety, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter is standing by his decision to close government offices Tuesday.

01/27/2015

(File photo provided)

Jonathan Saidel Decides Against 2015 Run for Philadelphia Mayor

“There are enough people running that people can make a wise choice,” he said.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/26/2015

(City Council president Darrell Clarke, at the PGW hearing.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

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.”

01/25/2015

(Councilman Jim Kenney.  File image from City of Phila. TV)

Councilman Jim Kenney Nearing Decision on Philadelphia Mayoral Run

Kenney spent much of today holed up in his City Council office, making what an aide described as “personal calls.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/23/2015

(The Pennsylvania Convention Center, with Philadelphia City Hall in the background. File photo by Randall E. Scott)

2016 Democratic Convention Will Be Late July, But in Philadelphia or Elsewhere?

The “when” is settled. Still unknown is the “where.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/23/2015

(File photo: Philadelphia City Council president Darrell Clarke speaks to reporters in City Hall.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Clarke Says Council Will Continue To Cooperate With Mayor Nutter

City Council President Darrell Clarke says council has every intention of working with Mayor Nutter this year.

01/23/2015

(Councilman Bill Greenlee.  File image from City of Phila. TV)

Sponsor Of Plan For Mandatory Paid Sick Leave In Philadelphia Says He Can Override Veto By Nutter

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.

01/23/2015

(City Council president Darrell Clarke, far right, faces the news media in City Council chambers.  Photo by KYW's Steve Tawa)

Councilman Kenney Still Weighing Mayoral Run as Council President Reaffirms He’s Out

“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.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/22/2015

City Hall (credit: CBS3)

Several Issues On Minds Of Lawmakers As City Council Opens 2015 Calendar

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.

01/22/2015

(Ken Trujillo.  Photo provided by Friends of Ken Trujillo)

Ken Trujillo Drops Out of Run For Philadelphia Mayor

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.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/21/2015

(The former headquarters of the Philadelphia Inquirer, at Broad and Callowhill Streets.  File photo by William Thomas Cain/ Getty Images)

Blatstein Drops Casino Appeal, Says He’ll Move Ahead With Other Plans for Inquirer HQ

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.

01/19/2015

A PGW payment office in center city Philadelphia.  (File photo by Andre Bennett)

State Pressures PGW To Speed Up Replacement Of Gas Mains

State officials are now taking a hard look at whether the city-owned utility should speed up the replacement of aging gas mains.

01/19/2015

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