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

Rendering by architect Stephen Varenhorst (Photo provided by Phila. Historical Commission)

Committee To Review Proposal For Apartment Building In Heart Of Old City

A committee of the Philadelphia Historical Commission today will weigh in on a developer’s plans for the building on the same block as the Betsy Ross House.


Philadelphia Commissioner Chairman Anthony Clark, in 2012 file photo (credit: Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia Election Official Fined For Ethics Violation

Anthony Clark — one of three officials who oversee Philadelphia elections — has reached a settlement agreement with the city’s Board of Ethics in a matter involving his brother, Alex, who works in Anthony Clark’s office as a trades helper.


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Philadelphia And 4 Local Counties Moving To New Emergency Notification System

The City of Philadelphia, along with Bucks, Montgomery, Delaware and Chester counties, are in the process of dropping ‘ReadyNotifyPA’ and switching to a new system for emergency notification to residents.


(File photo: Philadelphia City Council president Darrell Clarke speaks to reporters in City Hall.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Council Plans More Tough Questions for School District In The Fall

Even with approval of the new money for schools, Council President Darrell Clarke is continuing to voice his displeasure with the answers provided by District officials during hearings.


(Philadelphia City Council chambers.  File photo by Steve Tawa)

Council Members Insist Their Summer Recess Is Not ‘Laying On The Beach’

When City Council recessed Thursday, it brought to a close a packed legislative agenda. A host of issues remain, but they will not be tackled until the fall.


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Council Leaders Insist Politics Not In Play In Rejection Of Nutter’s School Funding Proposal

Philadelphia City Council adjourned for the summer this past week after rejecting some key initiatives of Mayor Nutter.


(Surrounded by family members and a few fellow councilmen, Ed Neilson, at left in dark suit, takes the oath of office of City Council.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

After Primary Loss, Neilson Will Resign Council To Run For State House

It was in August of last year that Ed Neilson was sworn in to City Council, to fill the seat made vacant by the resignation of Bill Green.


(Billboards near 9th and Spring Garden Streets, in Philadelphia.  File photo by Ed Fischer)

Councilmembers Give Final OK to Revamp of City’s Billboard Regulations

It could lead to more digital billboards, though fewer outdoor signboards overall.


Rendering of the inside of the Gallery Shopping Mall (Credit: Bellevue Communications)

Phila. City Council Finalizes Legislation To Allow Gallery Makeover

Councilman Mark Squilla, whose district includes the Gallery shopping mall, says final passage of the Gallery renovation measures was a long time coming.


File photo of City Hall. (Credit: Paul Gluck)

A Packed Agenda In Phila. City Council As Lawmakers Hold Final Meeting Before Adjourning For Summer

A packed agenda Thursday in Philadelphia City Council, as lawmakers today hold their final meeting before adjourning for the summer. Among the items up for a final vote: a school district bailout and a tax break for the owners of the Gallery.


File photo of City Hall. (Credit: Paul Gluck)

Councilman Withdraws Controversial Plan To Purchase Land For New Prison

Mayor Michael Nutter’s plan to purchase land in Northeast Philadelphia on which to build a new prison has collapsed in City Council.


(Mayor Nutter fields questions from reporters during a press conference outlining transit planning for the World Meeting of Families, in September.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia Officials Expect Papal Visit to Overwhelm City’s Mass Transit

“Be prepared to walk” was the message from Mayor Nutter and other officials who spelled out transportation plans for the World Meeting of Families in September.


(City Hall's north apron, looking west from East Penn Square toward 15th and JFK Boulevard.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Refurbishing Work Getting Underway on North Side of City Hall Apron

On the north apron of City Hall, fencing has been installed to prevent pedestrians from getting close to what is about to become a major work zone.


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City Councilman’s Effort To Preserve Bees Swatted Down By Nutter Administration

Fourth District Councilman Curtis Jones is concerned that residents all too often call in exterminators when they find a bee hive on their property and the exterminators aren’t trained to remove the hive without killing the bees.


(US Rep. Bob Brady, in 2014 file photo.  Credit: CBS 3)

Lots of Jockeying in Philadelphia as Special Election Nears to Fill Pa. House Seats

It will be a rare mid-summer special election, to fill three vacancies of Philadelphia seats in the state House.