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
Philadelphia officials are focused on getting new voting machines to replace the original crop of electronic machines, now more than a decade old.
City Council plans to explore PILOTS — payments in lieu of taxes — as a way to get non-profits that pay no property taxes to chip in more for city schools.
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Council president Darrell Clarke singled out the police station in North Philadelphia where an officer had been stationed when he was slain last month.
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As City Council Launches Budget Hearings, Nutter’s Tax Hike Plan For School Funding Appears On Life Support
As the budget hearings open, issue #1 is the School District’s request for an additional $103 million in city funding.
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