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.
Connect with Mike Dunn on Twitter: @MikeDunnKYW
City Council President Darrell Clarke says so far about only 50-percent of homeowners eligible for next year’s Homestead Exemption have signed up so far.
City Council members are accusing Mayor Nutter of foot-dragging on putting advertising on city properties in order to generate some much-needed cash.
Philadelphia City Council is threatening to subpoena the Nutter Administration unless aides to the mayor turn over the precise formulas used to create the new and controversial property assessments.
Joan Markman, Mayor Nutter’s chief integrity officer, finds herself in a political firestorm after she injected herself into a Philadelphia Historical Commission debate over a coffee shop near her home.
Under current regulations, homeowners would have to pay the new — and possibly higher — bill and then get reimbursed if they win the appeal.
Attorneys for the city have filed suit against John Green, who served as Philadelphia sheriff from 1998 until 2010, along with other former employees and two private firms that had been hired by the city.
City controller Alan Butkovitz on Tuesday told council that the abatement is basically unfair to other homeowners who now face higher taxes under AVI.
The Sheriff of Philadelphia has gone hat in hand to City Council, asking for a whopping 30-percent increase in his budget to hire 100 extra deputies.
In both Philadelphia and across Pennsylvania, tax deadlines have been extended by one day due to government web site problems.
“We have a long, long, long, long way before you will see the tactile material disappear,” Free Library president Siobhan Reardon told a Philadelphia City Council hearing.
The Nutter administration is standing firm in its decision to bar reporters and the public from a meeting this week with Wall Street investors, despite a protest from several media outlets.
City Council plans a hearing on reports of thieves impersonating Philadelphia utility company workers.
The chief of Philadelphia International Airport says the benefits to local flyers from the pending merger of US Airways and American airlines are huge including the potential of more international flights.
Gender-neutral bathrooms in city-owned buildings and gender-neutral forms on websites are among new requirements in a bill that was given approval this past week by a Philadelphia city council committee.
City Council members say their own analysis of new property assessments points to the great need for relief measures for those hit hardest by rising property values.
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