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

(John O'Kane, dairy manager at the center city Superfresh.  File photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Developer Plans Apartments at Superfresh Site, Vows to Work with Neighbors

Residents of the city’s Society Hill neighborhood are worried that they could lose the area’s only full-sized supermarket. But a developer who plans to buy the site says he would like to include a grocery store in the project.

05/26/2015

Jim Kenney (credit: Tim Jimenez)

Democratic Mayoral Nominee Kenney Embracing Some Nutter Initiatives

He fully admits there are a handful that he plans to continue.

05/25/2015

Wilson Goode, Jr. (Credit: Mike Dunn)

After Primary Defeat, Goode Refuses To Fault Ward Leader Politics

Wilson Goode, Jr. failed to earn a Democratic nomination to run for re-election, and he fully admits that his defeat is due mainly to not playing the political game.

05/25/2015

Food truck file photo. (Credit: Ed Fischer)

Philadelphia, Temple U. Officials Want Assigned Spaces For Food Truck Vendors

City officials are moving ahead with a plan developed by Temple University to assign specific locations to the many food trucks and vendors who feed thousands of Temple students each day.

05/24/2015

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Amid Controversy, Nutter Insists He Has No Plans to Build New Prison

Controversy is growing over Mayor Nutter’s plan to purchase land in the Northeast, potentially for a new prison. In the face of that, he seems to be trying to distance himself from the idea of a new jail house.

05/24/2015

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Council At-Large Primary Winner Skirts Questions Of A Deal

This past Tuesday’s primary battle for City Council at-large nominations ended with a relatively new name –Derek Green — as the top vote-getter.

05/23/2015

Philadelphia finance director Rob Dubow testifies at a City Council budget hearing on May 21, 2015.  (Image from City of Phila. TV)

Council Hungry For Alternatives to Mayor’s Proposed Property Tax Hike

Mayor Nutter’s plan to hike property taxes 9% for more school funding continues to draw skepticism from City Council members.

05/22/2015

(Democratic mayoral nominee Jim Kenney, left, and Mayor Nutter speak with reporters after their post-primary meeting at City Hall.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Nutter, Kenney Mend Fences As Mayoral Campaign Heads Toward General Election

Nutter formally endorsed Kenney, despite Kenney’s frequent criticisms of Nutter’s administration.

05/21/2015

(Former SRC chair and current SRC member Bill Green.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Bill Green Still Weighing Run For Phila. Mayor As Independent

Green, now a member of the School Reform Commission, says his occasional sparring with Kenney when they served together on City Council won’t factor into his decision about running against him.

05/20/2015

(Helen Gym, a political activist for public schools, won one of five Democratic nominations for a City Council at-large seat.  Photo provided)

Some New Faces Win Democratic Nominations For Phila. City Council

Helen Gym, Allan Domb, and Derek Green edged out incumbents Ed Neilson and Wilson Goode Jr. for nominations. Kenyatta Johnson and Maria Quiñones-Sánchez survived district challenges.

05/19/2015

(Democratic mayoral candidate Lynne Abraham and presumed GOP nominee Melissa Murray Bailey, who is unopposed, arrive to vote at the same time in Society Hill.   Photo by Tim Jimenez)

Few Poll Problems, Light Turnout Through Most of Election Day in Phila.

Deputy city commissioner Fred Voigt estimated turnout as of 5pm in the 30-percent range.

05/19/2015

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

At-Large Seats Among Contested Phila. City Council Races

In addition to candidates for mayor, Philadelphia voters today are also choosing their party’s nominees for all 17 seats on City Council.

05/19/2015

(Philadelphia mayoral candidates Jim Kenney, Anthony Williams, and Lynne Abraham, at a forum at Central High School in March.  Images from PCN TV)

Mayor’s Race Tops Highlighted Contests in Philadelphia Primary

Today’s primary election has the parties choosing not only nominees for mayor, but for all 17 seats on City Council.

05/19/2015

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Also on Philadelphia Ballots: Several Charter Change Questions

Voters are being asked to approve commissions for women and universal pre-kindergarten, a rule promoting multi-language access to city services, and a referendum on school district governance.

05/19/2015

(Photos by Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia Emergency Responders Recall Frenzy of Amtrak Crash Night

“Controlled chaos would be an understatement,” said police inspector Mike McCarrick, who runs the police department’s East Division, where the derailment occurred.

05/15/2015

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