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.
Connect with Mike Dunn on Twitter: @MikeDunnKYW
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.
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.
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.
The Nutter Administration has opened up its call-in center for business operators who are perplexed about the Papal visit.
Today marks the 40th anniversary of one of the largest, longest and most tragic fires in Philadelphia history.
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 is refusing to answer questions about the theft over the weekend of her city-issued vehicle.
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.
The Nutter Administration plans a press briefing this week, as well as a sit-down with business leaders to provide some guidance.
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.
Police Department spokesman Lt. John Stanford says arrests fell 16-percent in the first half of 2015 compared to the same period last year.
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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.
Artist Nathaniel Lee with the Mural Arts program is leading a team of volunteers in restoring the mural.
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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.
The effect “dark money,” in Philadelphia elections may now be muted after a measure signed this past week by Mayor Nutter.
Five former members of the Philadelphia narcotics squad are now suing the mayor, police commissioner and district attorney for defamation.
Mayor Michael Nutter is assuring people that Papal Visit maps circulating online are false.
A new study puts a long-standing and controversial Philadelphia City Council tradition under the microscope.
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.
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.
Mayor Nutter is voicing frustration over facing repeated questions about fences that will be put up in Center City for the Pope’s visit.
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.
The first stop for Mayor Nutter is the city of Frankfurt, Germany, which is establishing a Sister City relationship with Philadelphia.
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.”
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.
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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.