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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Philadelphia City Council Moves To Eliminate Permit Fees For Child Daycare Centers

Daycare providers in Philadelphia may soon be getting a bit of a break on the fees they must pay the city under a bill approved by City Council this past week.

18 hours ago

File photo of a boxing match at the Blue Horizon. (credit: G. Widman for Visit Philly)

Preservationists, Developer Spar Over Future Of Famed Blue Horizon Boxing Arena

The fate of the famed Blue Horizon boxing arena in North Philadelphia hangs in the balance. In one corner are the owners who want to sell it to a hotel developer. In the other corner: local preservationists who say the site is historic.

02/27/2015

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

Questions Arise After Company That Wanted To Buy PGW Gets Sold

The company that wanted to buy PGW last year has itself been bought. Was this deal in the works as the PGW deal was being debated?

02/26/2015

File Photo of a church in Philadelphia (credit: CBS 3)

Local Churches, Organizations Up In Arms Over Requirement They Prove Their Non-Profit Status

City Council is at odds with the Nutter Administration over a law that forces non-profits in the city to prove they’re truly not for profit.

02/26/2015

Artist rendering of 3D billboard. (Credit: Catalyst Outdoor Advertising)

City Council Committee Approves 3D Electronic Billboards In Center City

A city council committee has given the go-ahead to allowing massive, 3-D electronic billboards within a small portion of Center City, despite the objection of some residents.

02/25/2015

Mayor Michael Nutter. (File photo by Mike Dunn)

Nutter Not Yet Saying If New Budget Will Answer Latest District Request

Mayor Nutter presents his eighth and final budget one week from Thursday — and the key questions are whether and how he will respond to the latest hat-in-hand request from the School District.

02/24/2015

Teens in Philadelphia get to become city officials for the day as part of PAL Day activities. (Credit: Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia Teens Become Honorary City Officials For The Day

Eighteen Philadelphia students are spending the day getting an insider’s view of City Hall, as part of the annual PAL DAY activities.

02/23/2015

Water damage at City Council chambers room. (Credit: Mike Dunn)

Structural Engineer To Assess City Council Chamber After Recent Burst Pipe

Philadelphia officials are bringing in a structural engineer early this week to look at water damage suffered in City Council chambers.

02/23/2015

(Image from City of Phila. TV)

City Council President Agrees To Slow Down Effort To Revamp City’s Home Rule Charter

The City Council President’s ambitious plan to reorganize huge portions of Philadelphia government has moved off of the fast-track, in the wake of concerns by some in the city’s development community.

02/22/2015

(credit: Mike Dunn/KYW Newsradio)

Some Kiosk Merchants Forced Out Of Gallery Take Case To City Council

About a dozen Gallery kiosk merchants showed up City Council’s regular meeting Thursday, asking for the help of lawmakers in their eviction from the Gallery.

02/21/2015

(Spoiled food headed for composting.  File photo by Justin Sullivan/ Getty Images)

City Council OKs Measure To Allow Restaurants To Recycle Scraps For Composting

Council approved a bill that gives restaurants the option of using a separate dumpster just for food waste that would be turned into compost.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/19/2015

(Philadelphia City Council has been meeting temporarily in a sixth-floor courtroom of City Hall after City Council chambers, on the fourth floor, was flooded by a burst water pipe.  Cleanup of Council chambers continues.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia City Council OKs Four More Exemptions to Citywide Indoor Smoking Ban

Lawmakers next month will consider a bill that revises the smoking ban to rule out any future waivers.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/19/2015

(Lance Haver.  Photo provided by Phila. City Council)

Council’s New Point Person on Civic Engagement OK with Council’s Restrictions on Public Comment

Philadelphia’s longtime consumer advocate, Lance Haver, has left the Nutter Administration to take a new City Council post: Director of Civic Engagement.

02/18/2015

(A worker vacuums water from the carpeting of City Council chambers after the desks of councilmembers were relocated nearby.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia City Council Forced Out After Burst Water Pipe Drenches Chambers

Security guards noticed water in Council chambers, on the fourth floor of City Hall, which maintenance workers traced to a burst pipe on the ninth floor.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/17/2015

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

City Council President Downplaying Political Risk of Hiring Separate Harrisburg Lobbyist

In addition to keeping City Council up to speed, Clarke says, the firm will lobby on positions in which Council and the mayor disagree.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/16/2015

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