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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

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

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

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

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

Democratic Mayoral Nominee Kenney Embracing Some Nutter Initiatives

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

05/25/2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Some New Faces Win Democratic Nominations For Phila. City Council

Helen Gym, Allan Domb, and Derek Green edged out incumbents Ed Neilson and Wilson Goode Jr. for nominations. Kenyatta Johnson and Maria Quiñones-Sánchez survived district challenges.

05/19/2015

Few Poll Problems, Light Turnout Through Most of Election Day in Phila.

Deputy city commissioner Fred Voigt estimated turnout as of 5pm in the 30-percent range.

05/19/2015

At-Large Seats Among Contested Phila. City Council Races

In addition to candidates for mayor, Philadelphia voters today are also choosing their party’s nominees for all 17 seats on City Council.

05/19/2015

Mayor’s Race Tops Highlighted Contests in Philadelphia Primary

Today’s primary election has the parties choosing not only nominees for mayor, but for all 17 seats on City Council.

05/19/2015

Also on Philadelphia Ballots: Several Charter Change Questions

Voters are being asked to approve commissions for women and universal pre-kindergarten, a rule promoting multi-language access to city services, and a referendum on school district governance.

05/19/2015

Philadelphia Emergency Responders Recall Frenzy of Amtrak Crash Night

“Controlled chaos would be an understatement,” said police inspector Mike McCarrick, who runs the police department’s East Division, where the derailment occurred.

05/15/2015

City Council President Clarke Endorses Mayoral Candidate Kenney

In the Philadelphia mayor’s race, former City Councilman Jim Kenney has picked up a prize endorsement from City Council President Darrell Clarke.

05/15/2015

After Amtrak Derailment, Philadelphia Mayoral Candidates Alter Campaigning Plans

Several candidates were canceling appearances out of respect for those killed and injured in the train derailment.

05/13/2015

Paid Sick Leave Takes Effect Even As Harrisburg Considers Overturning Philadelphia Law

Businesses with ten or more workers in Philadelphia face a new mandate from City Hall starting today: they must offer their workers earned paid sick leave.

05/13/2015

Sam Katz Says He Won’t Run For Mayor Of Philadelphia

Philadelphia businessman Sam Katz, a three-time candidate for mayor, announced Tuesday he will not run again this year.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/12/2015

Purchase of Land For a New Prison in NE Philly Gets Committee Nod

Prisons commissioner Louis Giorla said the site, on State Road, is both close to other city prisons and far from residential areas.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/12/2015

Phila. Lawmaker Nixes Vote on Consolidation of 311 and 911 Call Centers

The mayor’s chief of staff, Everett Gillison, was testifying at a hearing to consider the administration’s plan to consolidate the 911 and 311 centers at the old Quartermaster Depot, at 20th and Oregon.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/11/2015

City Council President Cancels Neighborhood Budget Hearings

City Council President Darrell Clarke has decided to cancel budget hearings that were to be held outside of City Hall in Philadelphia’s neighborhoods.

05/11/2015

City Takes Steps Turning Old, Abandoned Freight Train Lines Into Park Land

Now some residents are trying to turn it into park space, and the first portion of that plan is moving forward.

05/10/2015

Area Schools Want To Make It Easier to Pursue Campus Sex Assault Cases

Supporters say the concept, nicknamed “Yes Means Yes,” will allow a sex assault case to move forward even if the alleged victim didn’t explicity say “no.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/09/2015

Bill Inspired By Walt Disney Aims To Reduce Litter On Philadelphia Streets, Sidewalks

Corner stores in Philadelphia will soon be required to put trash and recycling bins out front, thanks to City Council…and Walt Disney.

05/08/2015

Philadelphia Proposing 8½-Percent Tax on Airbnb-Style Room Rentals

The Nutter administration has authored a measure that for the first time applies the city’s existing hotel tax to Airbnb-type rentals.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/07/2015

City Council President Delays Purchase of New Voting Machines

Darrell Clarke says the money is better spent on aging police and fire stations.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/06/2015

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