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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SEPTA’s Second Stab At Papal Ticket Sales Is A Lottery Run By Local Firm

SEPTA’s second attempt at selling regional rail tickets for the Pope’s visit is now underway, but this time, its a lottery that ends at midnight tonight.

08/03/2015

(Photo Credit: KYW's Mike Dunn)

SEPTA’s Second Stab At Papal Ticket Sales Is A Lottery Run By Local Firm

After their first try at Pope train ticket sales crashed the website, SEPTA reached out to TicketLeap, a Center City company that helps event organizers sell tickets on line.

08/03/2015

Darrell Clarke watches as Mayor Michael Nutter signs the measure into law. (credit: Mike Dunn/KYW)

‘Dark Money’ Disclosure Rules Now The Law In Philadelphia

The effect “dark money,” in Philadelphia elections may now be muted after a measure signed this past week by Mayor Nutter.

08/02/2015

Mayor Michael Nutter. (File photo by Mike Dunn)

Acquitted Officers Sue Mayor, District Attorney And Police Commissioner, Claiming Defamation

Five former members of the Philadelphia narcotics squad are now suing the mayor, police commissioner and district attorney for defamation.

07/28/2015

Mayor Michael Nutter addresses the media regarding the circulating Papal Visit security maps online. (credit: Mike Dunn)

Mayor Nutter Asserts Papal Visit Security Maps Online Are False

Mayor Michael Nutter is assuring people that Papal Visit maps circulating online are false.

07/27/2015

File photo of Philadelphia City Council chambers. (Credit: Steve Tawa)

Study Examines The Good and Bad Of A Philadelphia City Council Tradition

A new study puts a long-standing and controversial Philadelphia City Council tradition under the microscope.

07/26/2015

(Credit: Jim Foster)

Newspaper Publisher Fosters An Independent Run For Phila. Mayor

Jim Foster, publisher and editor of the “Independent Voice” neighborhood newspaper in the northwest, says he plans to get his name on the November mayoral ballot as an Independent.

07/23/2015

File photo (L&I commissioner Carlton Williams testifies before a Philadelphia City Council committee investigating the deadly Center City building collapse.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

L&I Chief Buys Ads To Tell ‘True Story’ Of Department

The Commissioner of Licenses and Inspections is defending the use of 15-thousand taxpayer dollars to run online ads designed to look like news articles — ads that put a positive spin on the beleaguered department.

07/22/2015

Mayor Michael Nutter. (credit: Mike Dunn)

Nutter Perplexed Over Continued Questions On Papal Fence

Mayor Nutter is voicing frustration over facing repeated questions about fences that will be put up in Center City for the Pope’s visit.

07/22/2015

Rev. Terrence Griffith speaking at a news conference. (Credit: Mike Dunn)

Black Clergy Disputes Allegations Of Racist Policies At Casino Firm

The Cordish Company of Baltimore, which intends to build a casino in South Philadelphia, has been accused of racist policies toward customers at some of its entertainment sites across the country.

07/16/2015

File photo: Mayor Nutter at the airport. (Credit: Justin Udo)

Nutter Embarks On Week-Long Trip To Germany And Israel

The first stop for Mayor Nutter is the city of Frankfurt, Germany, which is establishing a Sister City relationship with Philadelphia.

07/14/2015

(Photo by Mike Dunn)

Concrete Foundations For New Market East Project Poured Today

Thirty-five cement mixers have begun pouring the 350 cubic yards of concrete for what is the first phase of the project titled simply “East Market.”

07/13/2015

(Philadelphia DA Seth Williams, in file photo, testifying before a City Council committee.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Partial Settlement in Civil Rights Suit Over Phila. DA’s Seizure of Assets in Drug Cases

At issue was the district attorney’s controversial program that seizes homes and cars from people whose relatives have been charged with drug crimes, then keeps the money for the DA’s office and the police department.

06/28/2015

File Photo (Mayor Nutter speaks to reporters.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Critics Question Nutter Admin. Decision To Sell Tax Liens On Delinquent Properties

For the first time in nearly two decades, the city is selling tax liens on foreclosed properties, but critics of the effort hope it doesn’t backfire.

06/25/2015

(An architect's rendering of the proposed apartment building for 218 Arch Street.  The Betsy Ross House, not visible in rendering, is across Arch Street at the far right.  Image by architect Stephen Varenhorst provided by Phila. Historical Commission)

Developer Agrees To Reconsider Plans For Big Building in Historic Old City Location

Plans for the apartment building on the 200 block of Arch Street were due to be voted on by the architectural committee of the Philadelphia Historical Commission.

06/23/2015

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