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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

Mayor Nutter signs into law a measure that will make it easier for new mothers who return to work to pump breast milk. (Credit: Mike Dunn)

Nutter Signs Bill Making It Easier For Moms To Pump Breast Milk At Work

Mayor Nutter has signed a bill that requires all Philadelphia employers to give workers who are nursing mothers the space and time to pump milk while on the job.

09/04/2014

Mayor Michael Nutter. (File Photo by Tony Romeo)

Nutter Hopes For Public Hearings On $2 Billion PGW Sale When City Council Opens Fall Session

City Council has yet to introduce the Mayor’s PGW sale legislation nor to schedule public hearings. Council President Darrell Clarke has said those won’t come until Concentric — the consultant hired by Council to review the plan — has finished its reports.

09/03/2014

(credit: Mike Dunn)

National Preparedness Day Brings Call For Philadelphia Residents To Have A Plan

Today is National Preparedness Day, and Philadelphia officials used the occasion to remind residents to make sure they have an emergency plan for their home.

09/02/2014

(Pope Francis, in file photo by Franco Origlia/ Getty Images)

Comcast Exec Sees Plenty of Donor Dollars Available For Philadelphia Mega-Events

One of Philadelphia’s top movers and shakers says there are more than enough deep pockets in the region to help pay for both a potential visit of the pope to Philadelphia next year and a Democratic National Convention in 2016.

08/25/2014

(City of Philadelphia sanitation workers collect trash. File photo)

Nutter Settles Long Contract Standoff with City’s Blue-Collar Workers

The Nutter administration has struck a new, seven-year deal with the city’s largest municipal workers’ union, District Council 33, in a contract dispute that has dragged on since 2009.

08/22/2014

A Comcast truck is seen parked at one of their centers on February 13, 2014 in Pompano Beach, Florida. (Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Mayor Nutter Comes Out In Support Of Proposed Comcast Merger With Time Warner

In a separate statement, Nutter praised Comcast as a great corporate citizen, and said the merger would lead to improved services in existing Comcast markets.

08/21/2014

(Phila. FOP president John McNesby.  File photo)

Phila. FOP Head Says Pa. State Senate Seat May Be His Next Goal

The head of the Philadelphia chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police, John McNesby, says he’s likely to run for the state senate. And a new court ruling could boost the size of his campaign warchest.

08/21/2014

(The interior of Philadelphia club Delilah's, without the dancers.  Photo provided)

Nutter Administration Throws In Towel On Effort To Slap Tax On Lap Dances

One of the most unusual tax battles in Philadelphia history has come to an end.

08/21/2014

(Workers put finishing touches on a section of Dilworth Plaza, now renamed Dilworth Park, in the shadow of Philadelphia City Hall.)

West Plaza of City Hall Readied For Reopening in Early September

The opening is about four months late and about ten percent over budget, but the public will be able to return to the plaza, on the west apron of City Hall, starting on Thursday, September 4th.

08/19/2014

PNB Letters

Uncertainty Remains About Removal Of PNB Letters From City Skyline

An attempt to remove the famed “PNB” letters from atop the One South Street Broad building was halted with only letters on one side taken away. Now, officials are trying to figure out what to do next.

08/18/2014

(Mayor Michael Nutter speaks with reporters outside his City Hall office.  File photo by Mike Dunn)

Mayor Nutter Insists If Philadelphia Hosts DNC It Won’t Cost Local Taxpayers Anything

Mayor Nutter repeated not only that the city was up to the task of hosting the convention, but also that it won’t cost local taxpayers a dime.

08/18/2014

(Karyn Lynch of the School District of Philadelphia testifes before City Council.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

City Council Holds Hearing On How School District Can Expand Social Services To Include Students’ Families

The hearing was focused on expanding “community-based schooling,” in which social services that are normally offered in government offices are instead available at neighborhood schools.

08/17/2014

(Philadelphia City Hall.  File photo by Jenn Bernstein)

Philadelphia’s Empowerment Centers Offer Residents Free Advice On Financial Matters

It’s an even dozen for Philadelphia’s “Empowerment Centers” which offer free guidance to city residents on balancing budgets and making ends meet.

08/16/2014

(Mayor Michael Nutter speaks with reporters outside his City Hall office.  File photo by Mike Dunn)

Nutter Happy To See Schools Opening But Presses Pa. Legislature For Action

The mayor says the interim cuts imposed now to allow schools to open on time will, in his view, affect learning.

08/15/2014

(Surrounded by family members and a few fellow councilmen, Ed Neilson, at left in dark suit, takes the oath of office of City Council.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Ed Neilson Sworn In, Quietly, As Philadelphia City Councilman

Neilson said he waited three months to be sworn in, in order to remain in the state House should his vote be needed on school funding.

08/14/2014

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