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.


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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.


File Photo. President's House (credit: Ed Fischer)

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.


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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.


Retired firefighter David Schoolfield recalls the blaze as Mayor Nutter and others listen. (Credit: Mike Dunn)

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.


(The former Divine Lorraine Hotel, at Ridge Avenue and North Broad Street.  File photo by KYW's Hadas Kuznits)

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.


Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown File Photo (Credit: Mike Dunn)

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.


(On left, Pennsylvania attorney general Kathleen Kane, in 2013 file photo.  Photo by Bill Roswell. On right, Former Philadelphia DA Lynne Abraham fields questions from reporters after announcing she is running for mayor.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

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.


(Mayor Michael Nutter speaks with reporters outside his City Hall office.  File photo by Mike Dunn)

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.


Mayor Nutter, Roz McPherson of the Urban League and David Thornburgh of the Committee of 70 display proclamation honoring the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act.

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.


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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.


Gupta on right chats with a market vendor. (Credit: Mike Dunn)

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.


(The headquarters of the School District of Philadelphia, on North Broad Street near Spring Garden.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

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.


The mural in the City Hall courtyard. (Credit: Mike Dunn/KYW)

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.


Osborne Hart, 63, is the Socialist Party candidate for the 2015 Philadelphia Mayoral Race.

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.



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