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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Ignoring the pleas of e-cigarette users, City Council has unanimously approved a measure that bans the devices from public spaces in Philadelphia.
City Council today is expected to cast a final vote on a bill that would add electronic cigarettes to the city’s existing ban on smoking in public
The emergency medical technicians would have less training and be paid less that paramedics operating Philadelphia Fire Department medic units.
None of this affects the core of center city and University City, where multi-space kiosks are used rather than the old-style meters.
City Council opened six weeks of hearings on Mayor Nutter’s new budget by focusing on the still-unsettled labor contract for the largest municipal workers union.
Ellen Kaplan of the Committee of 70 says the matter of the quashed sting needs to be investigated, and a public accounting needs to be made.
Amid talk of a Pope visit and discussion of whether Philadelphia should host a political convention again, City Council plans a hearing on whether the city and region are up to the task of hosting such mega-events.
City Council president Darrell Clarke and six other district councilmembers are proposing that the city government borrow $100 million to finance construction of 1,500 new, affordable properties over the next three or four years, mainly in gentrifying neighborhoods.
City Council will take a look at extending exemptions for longtime Philadelphia residents whose property taxes jumped tremendously under last year’s reassessments.
Pay raises for members of the Board of Revision of Taxes could be delayed by a previous court ruling, even though City Council voted to raise their pay in an effort to break a logjam of cases.
Despite a plea from a political watchdog group, City Council has no intention of holding public hearings on its own budget.
The city’s health commissioner, Dr. Donald Schwarz, said he supports the Council measure which would prohibit e-cigarettes in public spaces.
Council president Darell Clarke is voicing opposition to a councilman’s plan that would let skateboarders back in an area of the park once the makeover is finished.
CSX officials today told a City Council committee that despite a January freight train derailment on a bridge over the Schuylkill River, the aging bridge itself is safe.
Mayor Nutter Renews His Calls To State Lawmakers To Let The City Tax Cigarettes For Cash-Strapped Schools
The 2014 edition of the Philadelphia school district budget crisis will soon get underway and Mayor Nutter is renewing his call for Harrisburg to let the city tax cigarettes.