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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

Common Pleas President Judge Sheila Woods-Skipper testifying before city council. (Credit: City of Philadelphia)

Head Of Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Asks City Council For WiFi In Courtrooms

The wheels of justice could grind a little faster under a proposal to bring WiFi to Philadelphia’s Criminal Justice Center.

20 hours ago

Blasius Chocolate Factory in Kensington (Credit: CBS3)

Local Chocolate Factory Reopens Following Tax Dispute With City

A Kensington chocolate factory is open for business today and tomorrow after coming to terms with the city over a tax dispute that prompted a forced closure on Wednesday.

04/18/2014

Seth Williams (FILE PHOTO credit: Mike DeNardo)

DA Williams Wants School District To Name Parents Of Chronically Truant Students

Philadelphia’s District Attorney says bureaucracy at the Philadelphia School District is thwarting his effort to go after parents of students who are chronically truant.

04/17/2014

Mayor Nutter held a press conference to announce the temporary closing of the One Parkway tower. (Credit: Mike Dunn)

Burst Water Pipe Closes One Parkway Tower

Nearly 2,000 city workers got an unexpected day off today after a burst water pipe forced the closure of their Center City office tower.

04/16/2014

Mayor Nutter meets with Pope Francis during a trip to Rome with Governor Corbett and Archbishop Chaput. (credit: CBS3)

Nutter, Corbett, Chaput To Meet With Business Leaders About World Meeting Of Families

Today’s session, Mayor Nutter says, is in part to jumpstart fundraising for next year’s World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia.

04/15/2014

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Top SEPTA Official In Charge Of Move To Smartcards Retires

John McGee, who headed up SEPTA’s long-delayed move to smartcards, has left the transit agency to go work for a firm that is involved with the project.

04/14/2014

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City Of Philadelphia Looks To Fight ‘Bandit Signs’ With Robo-Calls

Now the Streets Department has an unusual plan to combat the signs: pestering the culprits with robo-calls.

04/14/2014

(Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey testifies at a City Council hearing on the city budget.  Images from City of Phila. TV)

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Says Recruiting New Officers Remains A Challenge

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey says he’s having more than a little trouble finding a few good men and women for the force.

04/13/2014

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City Council Considers Mandatory Fire Escape Inspections In Wake Of Deadly Collapse

Philadelphia lawmakers are looking at forcing landlords in the city, for the first time, to conduct regular inspections of fire escapes.

04/12/2014

(Mayor Michael Nutter.  File photo)

Nutter Responds To Council President’s Memo Over Sale Of PGW

Mayor Nutter is taking issue with the Council President’s view of how officials will deal with his controversial plan to sell PGW.

04/11/2014

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

More Wrangling Between Mayor Nutter, City Council Over PGW Sale

City Council President Darrell Clarke is signaling to colleagues that he doesn’t want the mayor’s plan to sell PGW to be formally introduced in council until consultants study the deal further.

04/11/2014

Artist rendering of proposed hour glass at 19th and Market. (photo provided)

Newtown Square Company Submits Proposal To Post Digital, 3-D Ads In Center City

A Newtown Square, Pa. company wants to install high-tech, 3-D digital advertising devices on the sidewalks of Center City, though whether City Council goes along is unclear.

04/10/2014

Carlton Williams (credit: Phila. City TV)

L and I Commish: Dangerous Buildings In Constant Supply In Philadelphia

They’re called IDs — Imminently Dangerous Buildings — and L and I Commissioner Carlton Williams told council members at a budget hearing that the city currently has about 600 of them

04/09/2014

(File photo by KYW's John Ostapkovich)

Snow Plowing Cost Philadelphia Taxpayers $18-Million, Streets Commissioner Says

City officials have tallied the cost of plowing the streets of Philadelphia during the wicked winter — and the price tag is roughly three times that of a normal winter.

04/09/2014

City Controller Alan Butkovitz (L) is questioned by Councilman David Oh (R) during a budget hearing. (credit: City of Philadelphia)

City Controller Faults Secrecy Amid School District’s Financial Mess

Philadelphia’s Controller, Alan Butkovitz, says a culture of secrecy pervades the School District, making it difficult for anyone to get to the root of the district’s massive deficits.

04/08/2014

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