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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

(Police oommissioner Charles Ramsey testifies at a budget hearing before Philadelphia City Council.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

In Current Climate, Fewer Minorities Want Careers as Cops, Phila. Police Commissioner Says

Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey says national incidents of police violence has made recruiting minorities for the Philadelphia police force much tougher.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/15/2015

(US Homeland Security secretary Jeh Johnson, in file photo by Alex Wong/ Getty Images)

Philadelphia Welcoming Homeland Security Chief With Pitch For 2016 DNC Security Funding

In past years, the feds have given cities that host political conventions upwards of $50 million for security.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/14/2015

(The City of Philadelphia's chief assessment officer, Michael Piper, testifies before City Council.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Philadelphia Officials Mailing Property Reassessment Notices Thursday: ‘Some Are Being Increased, Some Are Being Decreased.’

Just two years after the city completed a reassessment of every property, they’re doing it again.

04/14/2015

(Photo by Pat Loeb)

Philadelphia Chapter Of NAACP Hopes To Boost Voter Turnout For Next Month’s Primary

The local chapter of the NAACP is focused on next month’s primary in two ways: they hope to increase voter turnout and they want support for a ballot question involving control of the Philadelphia School District.

04/12/2015

(A wall and window of Ori Feibush's campaign headquarters are vandalized with spray paint.  Photo provided)

City Council Candidate Accuses Rival’s Backers of Running Campaign of Vandalism

Challenger Ori Feibush is accusing supporters of the incumbent, Kenyatta Johnson, who is running for re-election, of vandalizing neighborhood property, including Feibush’s campaign headquarters.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/10/2015

(Mayor Nutter, at lectern, announces results of a city survey about Comcast customer satisfaction.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia Releases Report on Comcast’s Mediocre Customer Satisfaction Rate

“Twenty-six percent of Comcast cable subscribers were dissatisfied overall with their cable service,” the mayor said.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/09/2015

(Artist's rendering of proposed 3D electronic advertising display for 12th and Arch Streets.  Image provided)

Nutter Will Allow Massive 3D Electronic Billboards in Center City, With Legal Tweaks

Nutter says he has reservations about the huge, sidewalk-level, LED signs, but rather than veto the measure, he struck a deal with its sponsor, Councilman Mark Squilla.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/09/2015

(Anthony Williams, at a mayoral candidates' forum on March 31st, at Central High School.  Image from PCNTV)

Anthony Williams’ Mayoral Campaign Fined For Accepting Improper Contributions

An attorney for the “Williams for Mayor” campaign says they disagree with the rules and how they were applied, but think a settlement was prudent.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/08/2015

(Jim Kenney, at a March 31st mayoral forum at Central High School.  Image from PCNTV)

Politicial Analysts See A Kenney Endorsement As Signal That Some Issues Trump Race

Kenney, who is white, nabbed the endorsement of a group of African-American political leaders known as the Northwest Coalition over rival Anthony Wiliams, who is black.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/07/2015

(City of Philadelphia budget director Rebecca Rhynhart, left, listens as city finance director Rob Dubow responds to a reporter's question.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Mayor Nutter’s Number Crunchers Perplexed About Drop In Sales Tax Revenues

Philadelphia officials don’t quite know why revenues from the city sales tax are lower than expected — but they suspect that Amazon and other online retailers may be to blame.

04/06/2015

File photo of voting booths.  Credit: Jessica Kourkounis/ Getty Images)

City Officials Hoping For New Voting Machines By 2017 Primary

Philadelphia officials are focused on getting new voting machines to replace the original crop of electronic machines, now more than a decade old.

04/05/2015

(Councilman Curtis Jones, in 2014 file photo.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Mayor Is Doubtful As Non-Profit Contributions Dominate Council’s School Funding Debate

City Council plans to explore PILOTS — payments in lieu of taxes — as a way to get non-profits that pay no property taxes to chip in more for city schools.

04/04/2015

(Detail of an e-mail sent by the Nelson Diaz mayoral campaign to a city worker's phila.gov account.)

Phila. Mayoral Candidates Warned About Fundraising E-Mails To City Workers

Mayor Nutter’s chief integrity officer singled out one candidate — Nelson Diaz — for having done so.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/03/2015

(A Philadelphia Police Department "hazmat" team carries breathing apparatus into the temporarily quarantined area.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Envelope Containing Powder Mailed to Philadelphia Judge, Causing Brief Evacuation at City Hall

Officials said testing determined that the powder was not dangerous, and the fourth floor was reopened.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/02/2015

(Nutter administration budget director Rebecca Rhynhart, left, and Council president Darrell Clarke, at Wednesday's budget hearing.  Images from City of Phila. TV)

City Council, Administration Spar Over Condition of Philadelphia Police and Fire Houses

Council president Darrell Clarke singled out the police station in North Philadelphia where an officer had been stationed when he was slain last month.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/01/2015

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