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

(A body camera worn by an Evesham Township, NJ police officer.  File photo by Cleve Bryan/ CBS3)

Death of Philadelphia Officer Reinvigorates Experiment in Body-Worn Cameras

Officer Robert Wilson III was not wearing a video camera at the time of his murder, but he and other members of the 22nd District have been part of the police department’s initial testing of the technology.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/07/2015

(Mayor Nutter delivers his budget address to City Council.  Photo by KYW's Steve Tawa)

Nutter’s Proposed Budget Gets Tepid Reception Among Philadelphia Lawmakers

Nutter delivered his final budget to City Council by asking the lawmakers to hike property taxes 9.3 percent.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/05/2015

Mayor Michael Nutter. (File photo by Mike Dunn)

Mayor Nutter’s Next City Budget Will Include 9% Property Tax Hike

KYW Newsradio has learned that Mayor Nutter will propose a hefty increase in city property taxes in order to give the cash-starved Philadelphia School District an extra $100 million.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/04/2015

(Septa holds an open house to share route configuration concepts.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

SEPTA Seeks Public Input As It Unveils Possible Transit Route Reconfigurations

Among the ideas being talked about at this point, a Septa official says, is splitting the Route 23 bus line in half.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/03/2015

(File photo by KYW's Hadas Kuznits)

Regulators Pushing For Upgrades to Philadelphia’s Taxicab Fleet

The Parking Authority’s general counsel admits that taxi operators are likely to resist these changes, and will make their displeasure known as the proposals are opened to public comment.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/02/2015

(Philadelphia city councilwoman Maria Quinones Sanchez, in file photo.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Voters Likely To Face Ballot Referendum On Government Access For Non-English Speakers

Councilwoman Maria Quinones Sanchez wants to change the city charter so that all departments and agencies would be required to have plans on dealing with residents who primarily speak other languages.

03/02/2015

City Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell, in file photo. (Credit: CBS3)

New Philadelphia Pre-K Funding Commission May Be Decided By Voters This Spring

Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell says a permanent commission to promote enrollment — and to better fund Pre-K — is needed.

03/02/2015

File photo of Philadelphia City Council chambers. (Credit: Steve Tawa)

Law Requiring Owners Of Large Office Buildings To Track Energy Usage Expanded To Include Larger Apartment Buildings

This coming week City Council is expected to approve an expansion of that law, so that about 800 apartment buildings also have to benchmark.

03/01/2015

Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown File Photo (Credit: Mike Dunn)

Philly Voters May See Ballot Question On Whether Or Not City Should Create Commission Devoted To Women’s Issues

Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown says the city has not had a commission devoted to women’s issues since the 1980’s and she says it is sorely needed.

03/01/2015

Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown File Photo (Credit: Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia City Council Moves To Eliminate Permit Fees For Child Daycare Centers

Daycare providers in Philadelphia may soon be getting a bit of a break on the fees they must pay the city under a bill approved by City Council this past week.

02/28/2015

File photo of a boxing match at the Blue Horizon. (credit: G. Widman for Visit Philly)

Preservationists, Developer Spar Over Future Of Famed Blue Horizon Boxing Arena

The fate of the famed Blue Horizon boxing arena in North Philadelphia hangs in the balance. In one corner are the owners who want to sell it to a hotel developer. In the other corner: local preservationists who say the site is historic.

02/27/2015

A PGW payment office in center city Philadelphia.  (File photo by Andre Bennett)

Questions Arise After Company That Wanted To Buy PGW Gets Sold

The company that wanted to buy PGW last year has itself been bought. Was this deal in the works as the PGW deal was being debated?

02/26/2015

File Photo of a church in Philadelphia (credit: CBS 3)

Local Churches, Organizations Up In Arms Over Requirement They Prove Their Non-Profit Status

City Council is at odds with the Nutter Administration over a law that forces non-profits in the city to prove they’re truly not for profit.

02/26/2015

Artist rendering of 3D billboard. (Credit: Catalyst Outdoor Advertising)

City Council Committee Approves 3D Electronic Billboards In Center City

A city council committee has given the go-ahead to allowing massive, 3-D electronic billboards within a small portion of Center City, despite the objection of some residents.

02/25/2015

Mayor Michael Nutter. (File photo by Mike Dunn)

Nutter Not Yet Saying If New Budget Will Answer Latest District Request

Mayor Nutter presents his eighth and final budget one week from Thursday — and the key questions are whether and how he will respond to the latest hat-in-hand request from the School District.

02/24/2015

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