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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

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Former Phila. Controller Jonathan Saidel Says He’s Being Courted To Run For Mayor

The latest twist in the Philadelphia mayor’s race comes from former city controller Jonathan Saidel, who says labor leaders are now trying to convince him to run.

01/15/2015

(Philadelphia city councilwoman Marian Tasco, in her City Hall office.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Marian Tasco Announces Retirement From Philadelphia City Council

“I’ve decided that I will not seek re-election this year for City Council, for the 9th District,” Tasco told KYW Newsradio this morning.

01/13/2015

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

Darrell Clarke Running Again For City Council, Ending Speculation on Mayoral Run

By law, Clarke would have had to resign his seat to run for mayor.

01/12/2015

(credit: Philadelphia Fire Department)

City Officials Hold Memorial Service For Philadelphia Firefighter Killed Last Month

Joyce Craig, the first female firefighter to die in the line of duty in Philadelphia, was memorialized at City Hall by Mayor Nutter and other officials.

01/12/2015

Neil McDevitt, executive director of Deaf Hearing Communications Centre, addresses City Council. (credit: Mike Dunn)

City Council Briefed On How Police Interact With Deaf, Hard Of Hearing

Advocates for the deaf and hard of hearing appeared at Philadelphia City Council this past week to give their view on how the police department interacts with deaf people who are victims of crimes, or even suspects.

01/11/2015

Mayor Michael Nutter and the firefighters union announce a new arbitration contract award for the firefighters. (credit: Mike Dunn)

New Deal, New Cooperation For Nutter Administration And Firefighters Union

It was a remarkable scene Friday at City Hall, as Mayor Nutter and the firefighters union — who have battled in court and in the press for years — stood together in announcing a new arbitration contract award for the firefighters.

01/09/2015

File Photo: Divers search the Manayunk Canal. (Credit: Tim Jimenez/KYW)

Mayor Nutter Says City May Look At Safety Of Manayunk Canal

Mayor Nutter, when he was a city councilman, represented Manayunk. “I’ve been in that area a million times,” he said.

01/08/2015

Philadelphia City Controller Alan Butkovitz at Wednesday's press conference. (credit: Mike Dunn)

City Controller Finds Sloppy Bookkeeping Among Groups That Help Raise Money For Philadelphia Rec Centers

City Controller Alan Butkovitz’s findings, in one case, have been sent to the District Attorney.

01/07/2015

(Mayor Michael Nutter.  File photo by Mike Dunn)

Nutter Optimistic About Reaching A Compromise With Council On Paid Sick Leave Bill

A city council committee on January 27th will debate Councilman Bill Greenlee’s proposal to make sick leave mandatory in Philadelphia.

01/06/2015

Mayor Nutter speaking at a City Hall news conference. (Credit: Mike Dunn)

Mayor Nutter Praises Police, Local Groups For Drop In Violent Crime In Philadelphia

Nutter attributes the lower numbers not just to good policing, but also to cooperation from community groups that represent the city’s minority residents.

01/05/2015

Nellie Fitzpatrick (Credit: City of Philadelphia)

From Assistant DA To Mayor’s LGBT Liaison: Meet Nellie Fitzpatrick

For the past six years Nellie Fitzpatrick has worn two hats at the District Attorney’s office: she has prosecuted cases involving family violence, sexual assault and weapons offenses. And she’s been the DA’s liaison to the LGBT community.

12/26/2014

(Phila. L&I commissioner Carlton Williams, in file photo.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Phila. Official Warns of Slippery Scammer Posing As City L&I Inspector

Carlton Williams, commissioner of the city’s Department of Licenses & Inspections, says they’ve received three reports since Monday of a person posing as an L&I inspector and gaining entry to homes.

12/23/2014

(credit: Kathy Orr/CBS3)

Public Feedback Encouraged In Upgrade Of City Of Philadelphia Website

The city of Philadelphia’s website is getting a makeover starting today, and officials are hoping you’ll chime in with some feedback.

12/23/2014

(Septa employees sort gifts donated by fellow employees for city children.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Once Again, SEPTA Employees Give Santa a Helping Hand and Lots of Toys

On the seventh floor of Septa headquarters, workers unloaded dozens of barrels of toys that had been donated since Thanksgiving by thousands of Septa workers.

12/22/2014

(US Rep. Bob Brady, in file photo.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Pa. Ruling Lets Law Firm Donate Services Without Limit To Mayoral Candidate

Back in 2007, then-candidate Bob Brady (in photo) faced a challenge from rival Tom Knox, and Brady racked up nearly a half-million dollars in legal fees.

12/21/2014

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