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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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

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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

(An artist's rendering shows how the new Comcast tower, a block west of its current headquarters, would look when viewed from the steps of the art museum.  Image provided by Comcast Corp.)

A Third Center City Skyscraper Not Currently on Planning Horizon, Says Comcast Corp.

“We’re focused on building the Comcast Innovation and Technology Center, and are not currently planning for a third building,” says a Comcast spokesman.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/16/2015

(Councilwoman Cindy Bass, in file photo.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Councilwoman Aims To Clear Air Over Apartment Building Smoking Policies In Philadelphia

Eighth district councilwoman Cindy Bass has introduced a measure that would require landlords in Philadelphia to disclose the building’s smoking policies when a new lease is signed, or a renewal.

02/16/2015

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City Council To Consider Bill That Forces Philly Bars To Install Exterior Security Cameras

Councilman Curtis Jones has, as promised, introduced a bill that mandates exterior security cameras at the exits of all drinking establishments.

02/15/2015

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Local Republican Leader On Philadelphia Hosting The DNC: ‘I Just Think It’s Fantastic’

O’Neill says the DNC decision shows how much the hospitality industry has grown since 2000 when Philly hosted the GOP convention.

02/14/2015

(One connecting corridor below City Hall shows many signs of deterioration.  Photo by John McDevitt)

SEPTA Will Delay Massive Overhaul of City Hall Station Until After DNC 2016 Convention

Until yesterday’s announcement that the Democratic convention will be in Philadelphia next year, Septa had planned to begin a $150-million renovation of the corridors under City Hall by the start of that summer.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/13/2015

(Councilman Bill Greenlee, after his paid-sick-leave measure passes City Council, this time with Mayor Nutter's backing.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

After 2 Nutter Vetoes, Paid Sick Leave Becomes Law in Philadelphia

Paid sick leave bills, sponsored by Bill Greenlee, were vetoed by Mayor Nutter in 2011 and 2013, who said businesses were still struggling at those times to rebound from the recession.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/12/2015

The Schuylkill River and the Philadelphia skyline. (Credit: John Ostapkovich)

Philadelphia Will Host 2016 Democratic National Convention

The Democratic National Committee has chosen Philadelphia as the city to host its presidential nominating convention, to be held the week of July 25th, 2016.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/12/2015

(Milton Street, at the office of Philadelphia's Board of Elections.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

With Money Order and Some Hubbub, Milton Street Pays Late Fee on Campaign Finance Reporting

Milton Street was initially ten dollars short on the $130 fine that he faced for filing his campaign finance report nine days late.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/11/2015

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