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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The measure passed by City Council makes possession of about an ounce of pot punishable by only a $25 fine.
The new FOP contract award gives Commissioner Ramsey what he and past Commissioners had long sought: the right to promote some of his commanders based solely on merit, regardless of how they score on exams.
Mayor Nutter says he’ll do his best to avoid cuts to city services, as he attempts to close a new $70 million dollar deficit caused by a new contract award for police officers.
Flanking him on the 16th floor of the Municipal Services Building were local schoolkids who will be participants in the lab.
Commissioner Ramsey has long wanted the ability to rotate officers out of the department’s narcotics and Internal Affairs units, but such moves had been prohibited by the city’s contract with the police union.
Mayor Nutter says his just-completed, six-day trip to France did not take him away from running the city.
The Philadelphia Parking Authority says some of its officers apparently didn’t get the word about its new pilot program that lets motorcycle and scooter riders park for free in specially designated spaces.
If the pontiff does come, an appearance on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway is not a certainty.
And they say Archbishop Chaput’s comments of optimism don’t affect their planning for the event.
Mayor Nutter is in France for the next six days for a trip that officials say is aimed at promoting French investment in Philadelphia.
Friday brings the start of three days of activities in Philadelphia marking the importance of the Liberian community in the area — three weeks after four Liberian American children died in a fire in the city.
The settlement of a class-action lawsuit against the City of Philadelphia by gun-carry advocates will force police and other city officials to more strongly adhere to state law in a variety of gun-related matters.
The head of the PICA board told the mayor’s finance director that he’d like to see the city do more belt-tightening in order to start a rainy day fund.
Tragedy can lead to legislative change. And that, in turn, can lead to politicians tripping over one another in the rush to claim credit.
“This is another attempt to circumvent the collective bargaining process by the mayor,” says District Council 33 president Pete Matthews. “It’s not up to the courts to resolve a collective bargaining agreement. It’s up to the mayor to sit down and work this out fairly.”