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
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.
Nutter delivered his final budget to City Council by asking the lawmakers to hike property taxes 9.3 percent.
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.
Among the ideas being talked about at this point, a Septa official says, is splitting the Route 23 bus line in half.
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.
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.
Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell says a permanent commission to promote enrollment — and to better fund Pre-K — is needed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.