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
The Nutter administration has lost in its legal battle to tax lap dances performed in the back rooms of strip clubs.
Today is the first day the company that wants to purchase PGW has the ability to drop out of the deal. But officials with the firm say they’re staying in, for the time being.
The Nutter Administration’s attempt to slap a tax on lap dances performed at strip clubs falls squarely into the lap of a Common Pleas judge this morning.
The Presidential Emergency Board found that SEPTA is correct in insisting that pay raises for the Regional Rail engineers and electricians follow the same pattern as raises for subway and bus operators.
The mayor says both The Roots and Ed Sheeran cleaned up their lyrics and never needed to be bleeped, although they repeatedly were by WPVI-TV.
Philadelphia health officials have not yet had to activate the city’s “Heatline” for a single day, and there have no heat-related deaths.
Ambassador Sulunteh was critical of Mayor Nutter, specifically the mayor’s claim that the some in the Liberian community have spread misinformation about the fire department’s response time.
And Mayor Nutter stressed that the focus should be not on the fire department’s response but on what caused the blaze.
And he says the city will try to make next year’s “Welcome America” concert a bit more G-rated.
Hillary Linardopoulos, of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, said the ballot question would be an important — albeit symbolic — statement.
The bill’s sponsor, Councilman Jim Kenney, estimates that the new marijuana policy could save the police department and the courts $4 million a year.
Council president Darrell Clarke said an additional $30 million would serve as a stopgap in case Harrisburg approves a city tax on cigarettes.
Much to Mayor Nutter’s chagrin, his controversial plan to sell the Philadelphia Gas Works will not be introduced before City Council adjourns for the summer season.
The city councilman who wants to completely decriminalize possession of small amounts of pot says he’ll call the bill up for a final vote tomorrow, and he believes he has enough support for passage.
Between this Friday and the end of June, city recreation officials plan to open all of the city’s 70 outdoor and four indoor public pools.