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.
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At a city council hearing this past week, Deputy Mayor Michael DiBerardinis unveiled sweeping changes in the supervision of non-swimmers:
A backlog of property tax appeals — and a plan to give raises to the board that hears appeals — has prompted angry words from Mayor Nutter.
Councilman-At-Large David Oh is pushing a major overhaul to the pension fund for city workers — a fund that he says is dragging down the rest of the City Hall budget.
A new candidate has entered the race for the vacant seat on City Council, and part of his platform focuses on decriminalizing marijuana.
Councilman Jim Kenney was among those questioning deputy maoyr Alan Greenberger about the value of Mayor Nutter’s taxpayer-funded overseas trips.
Last year’s overhaul of property values in Philadelphia has led to a backlog of appeals this year, and that, in turn, has prompted the city to scrap plans to make reassessments annual.
City Council has hired a Massachusetts firm called Concentric Energy Advisors to analyze the winning PGW bid, as well as the losing bids and the entire concept of the sale.
Speaking to reporters at City Hall upon his return, Mayor Nutter said he has no doubt that the trip he made to Rome with Archbishop Chaput and Gov. Corbett sent a clear message of their desire that the pope visit the region next year.
The home belongs to 7th District councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sánchez.
Ignoring the pleas of e-cigarette users, City Council has unanimously approved a measure that bans the devices from public spaces in Philadelphia.
City Council today is expected to cast a final vote on a bill that would add electronic cigarettes to the city’s existing ban on smoking in public
The emergency medical technicians would have less training and be paid less that paramedics operating Philadelphia Fire Department medic units.
None of this affects the core of center city and University City, where multi-space kiosks are used rather than the old-style meters.
City Council opened six weeks of hearings on Mayor Nutter’s new budget by focusing on the still-unsettled labor contract for the largest municipal workers union.
Ellen Kaplan of the Committee of 70 says the matter of the quashed sting needs to be investigated, and a public accounting needs to be made.