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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

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City Street Crews Gear Up For Latest Winter Storm

Mayor Michael Nutter has declared a snow emergency for Philadelphia (effective at 10 p.m.) as Streets Department crews are once again dispatched with plows.

03/02/2014

DC 33 President Pete Matthews. (credit: Mike Dunn/KYW)

Nutter Resumes Talks With DC 33, 3 Days After Reaching Deal With DC 47

Both District Councils 33, the blue collar union, and DC 47, the white collar union, had been without contracts since 2009. But now 47 has a deal, pending ratification, and that may give some impetus to speeding up a settlement between the city and 33.

02/28/2014

(Philadelphia city councilwoman Maria Quinones Sanchez, in 2012 file photo.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Councilwoman Says Philadelphia Should Shift More Tax $$ To Schools

Councilwoman Maria Quinones Sanchez proposes upping the school district’s share from 55 percent to 60 percent, which she says would shift about $53 million per year from the city to the schools without raising taxes.

02/27/2014

(An artist's rendering shows how the new Comcast tower, a block west of its current headquarters, would look when viewed from the steps of the art museum.  Image provided by Comcast Corp.)

New Comcast Tech Tower Gets Committee OKs in City Council

Plans by Comcast Corporation to build a second massive skyscraper in center city Philadelphia cleared some early hurdles in City Council, even as a church neighboring the site voiced some misgivings.

02/25/2014

(Ed Grose of the Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association testifies before City Council about taxicab access for handicapped people.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Phila. Taxi Regulators Urged To Widen Access For Handicapped

But members of Philadelphia City Council found no easy answers.

02/25/2014

(Shane Creamer of the city's Board of Ethics, left.  Ellen Kaplan of the watchdog group Committee of 70, right.
 Images from City of Phila. TV)

Phila. Lawmakers OK $99 Limit On Gifts To City Workers — With Exceptions

Shane Creamer (left), of the city’s Board of Ethics, backed the limit. Ellen Kaplan of the watchdog group Committee of 70 (right), thinks it should be lower.

02/24/2014

DC 33 President Pete Matthews. (credit: Mike Dunn/KYW)

City Workers’ Union Reports Some Signs Of Progress In Long-Stalled Contract Talks With Mayor

These were the first face-to-face negotiations between the Nutter Administration and District Council 33, the 10,000 member blue collar city workers union, in about a year.

02/21/2014

DC 33 President Pete Matthews at the mic. (Credit: Tim Jimenez/KYW Newsradio)

Long-Stalled Contract Talks To Resume Between Mayor, City Workers’ Union

DC 33 chief Pete Matthews called for face-to-face negotiations — the first since January 2013 — and vowed to work around the clock to get a deal done. For his part, Mayor Nutter said he welcomes the resumption of talks.

02/21/2014

(Philadelphia City Council.  File photo by Steve Tawa)

City Council Overrides Nutter Veto, Hoping to Scuttle ‘Resign-To-Run’ Rule

The sponsor of the plan, Councilman-at-large David Oh, noted that state elected officials and those from other cities face no such provision, so eliminating it here levels the playing field for city officials.

02/20/2014

FILE: The inventor of the electronic cigarette, Hon Lik. (credit: Frederic J. Brown/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Councilman Greenlee Wants To Prohibit E-Cigarette Sales To Minors

Amid the growing debate over possible health risks posed by electronic cigarettes, a Philadelphia lawmaker is proposing banning their sale to minors in the city.

02/20/2014

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Councilman Wants Renovated Love Park To Include a Skate Park

Councilman Jim Kenney suggested that the renovation of Love Park include a section for skateboarders, who once flocked there from around the world.

02/19/2014

(Sam Katz, in 2010 file photo)

Sam Katz Resigns from PICA, Vague On Future Mayoral Plans

Could onetime mayoral candidate Sam Katz run again for mayor next year?

02/19/2014

(The center city Philadelphia skyline.  Credit: CBS)

Philadelphia’s Tax Burden Is 2nd Highest Among Major American Cities

Another dubious distinction for Philadelphia: a new report out of DC puts our city #2 among the major cities with the highest tax rates. That, of course, makes Mayor Nutter cringe.

02/19/2014

FILE PHOTO (Bill Green and Farah Jimenez are sworn in as chair and member, respectively, of the Philadelphia School Reform Commission.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Bill Green Sworn In As Chairman Of SRC, No Special Election Planned Yet To Fill His Council Seat

The decision on whether to call a special election rests now with Council President Darrell Clarke, and for the moment he is not commenting about his plans.

02/19/2014

(City officials listen as developer Don Peebles, at lectern, briefs reporters on his plans for the old Family Court building at 18th and Vine.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Developer Describes Luxury Hotel For Old Philadelphia Family Court Building

Developer Don Peebles said he will purchase the building from the city for $4.5 million and will spend another $85 million renovating it.

02/18/2014

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