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

(The Airbnb.com web site, showing rentals available in Philadelphia.)

Phila. Lawmakers Move Toward Regulating, and Taxing, Airbnb Room Rentals

Rental of rooms or entire homes through web sites like Airbnb is currently illegal in Philadelphia, because the zoning code doesn’t allow it.

06/01/2015

(File photo: Philadelphia City Council president Darrell Clarke speaks to reporters in City Hall.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Clarke’s Restructuring Plan Advances After Compromise With Mayor

Council President Clarke wants a new form of government that would elevate the status of planning and development.

05/29/2015

Hope Caldwell at council's Law and Government committee. (Image from City of Phila. TV)

City Council Gives Initial Thumbs Up To New Rules On Independent PACs

So-called “dark money” was a huge concern in the primary, according to the city’s Chief Integrity Officer Hope Caldwell.

05/29/2015

Artist's rendering of PREIT's plan to renovate the Gallery shopping mall at 9th and Market streets. (Credit: PREIT)

Plans To Makeover Gallery Shopping Mall Hit City Council Roadblock

The Gallery’s owner, the Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust, or PREIT, needs City Council approval of six bills that allow the renovation of the Gallery to move forward.

05/28/2015

Jim Kenney, acknowledging his win in the Democratic mayoral primary on May 19th.  File photo from CBS3)

Kenney, Anticipating Likely November Victory, Begins Work on Hiring

Kenney says he’s not taking a victory in the mayoral race for granted, but he does plan to meet with Mayor Nutter shortly about personnel.

05/27/2015

(Mayor Nutter hands Dr. Marciene Mattleman a city proclamation in her honor at Philadelpha City Hall.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Education Advocate Marciene Mattleman Honored For Decades of Service in Phila.

Mattleman is retiring next month. She has been a tireless worker for literacy in Philadelphia and her education commentaries have aired for years on KYW Newsradio 1060.

05/27/2015

(John O'Kane, dairy manager at the center city Superfresh.  File photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Developer Plans Apartments at Superfresh Site, Vows to Work with Neighbors

Residents of the city’s Society Hill neighborhood are worried that they could lose the area’s only full-sized supermarket. But a developer who plans to buy the site says he would like to include a grocery store in the project.

05/26/2015

Jim Kenney (credit: Tim Jimenez)

Democratic Mayoral Nominee Kenney Embracing Some Nutter Initiatives

He fully admits there are a handful that he plans to continue.

05/25/2015

Wilson Goode, Jr. (Credit: Mike Dunn)

After Primary Defeat, Goode Refuses To Fault Ward Leader Politics

Wilson Goode, Jr. failed to earn a Democratic nomination to run for re-election, and he fully admits that his defeat is due mainly to not playing the political game.

05/25/2015

Food truck file photo. (Credit: Ed Fischer)

Philadelphia, Temple U. Officials Want Assigned Spaces For Food Truck Vendors

City officials are moving ahead with a plan developed by Temple University to assign specific locations to the many food trucks and vendors who feed thousands of Temple students each day.

05/24/2015

(credit: Mike Dunn/KYW Newsradio)

Amid Controversy, Nutter Insists He Has No Plans to Build New Prison

Controversy is growing over Mayor Nutter’s plan to purchase land in the Northeast, potentially for a new prison. In the face of that, he seems to be trying to distance himself from the idea of a new jail house.

05/24/2015

(credit: Mike Dunn/KYW Newsradio)

Council At-Large Primary Winner Skirts Questions Of A Deal

This past Tuesday’s primary battle for City Council at-large nominations ended with a relatively new name –Derek Green — as the top vote-getter.

05/23/2015

Philadelphia finance director Rob Dubow testifies at a City Council budget hearing on May 21, 2015.  (Image from City of Phila. TV)

Council Hungry For Alternatives to Mayor’s Proposed Property Tax Hike

Mayor Nutter’s plan to hike property taxes 9% for more school funding continues to draw skepticism from City Council members.

05/22/2015

(Democratic mayoral nominee Jim Kenney, left, and Mayor Nutter speak with reporters after their post-primary meeting at City Hall.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Nutter, Kenney Mend Fences As Mayoral Campaign Heads Toward General Election

Nutter formally endorsed Kenney, despite Kenney’s frequent criticisms of Nutter’s administration.

05/21/2015

(Former SRC chair and current SRC member Bill Green.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Bill Green Still Weighing Run For Phila. Mayor As Independent

Green, now a member of the School Reform Commission, says his occasional sparring with Kenney when they served together on City Council won’t factor into his decision about running against him.

05/20/2015

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