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

(Philadelphia City Council chambers.  File photo)

Daycare Advocates Fuming as Phila. Moves Toward Modification of Zoning Rules

Philadelphia’s new zoning code — which took effect two years ago — changed the way that some daycare centers get city approval. One councilman urged a return to the former process.

11/06/2014

(Mayor Nutter speaks with reporters outside his City Hall office.  File photo by Mike Dunn)

Nutter Sees Hope For Phila. Schools in Wolf’s Election as Pa. Governor

The mayor believes Wolf’s election will boost the prospects for passage of dedicated, student-weighted state funding for all school districts in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

11/05/2014

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

In Philadelphia, Focus Turns To Next Year’s Race For Mayor

Between now and May 19th you can expect to hear a lot about the mayor’s race, particularly who’s in and who’s out.

11/05/2014

Tom Wolf poses for a "selfie" in Philadelphia on election day morning. (Credit: Mike Dunn/ KYW Newsradio)

Tom Wolf Talks With Voters In Philadelphia On Election Day Morning

Tom Wolf chatted with voters above ground at 15th and Market, and below ground in Suburban station, where he caught up with KYW’s Mike Dunn.

11/04/2014

(Voting machines at a warehouse in Philadelphia.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia Voters To Decide 3 Ballot Questions Today

Voters in Philadelphia today will find two questions on their election ballot that deal with restructuring the city’s government.

11/04/2014

(US Rep. Bob Brady, in file photo.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Brady Says Wolf Decision to Cut Off ‘Street Money’ Won’t Change Election Outcome

The head of the Democratic City Committee says he isn’t worried about Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf’s decision not to help pay for tomorrow’s get-out-the-vote effort in the city.

11/03/2014

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

Council Not Happy With Nutter’s Attempt To Coax City Workers To Give Up Cigarettes

The latest battle between Mayor Nutter and Council President Darrell Clarke involves the Mayor’s new policy toward city workers who smoke.

11/03/2014

(credit: Mike Dunn/KYW Newsradio)

Local Union Says Some Laundry Service Workers Are Underpaid And Abused By Their Employers

A laundry service in Delaware County finds itself at the center of a union’s effort to get better wages for laundry workers throughout southeastern Pennsylvania.

11/02/2014

(File Photo) Patrick Duff addresses City Council during a meeting on October 16, 2014. 
(Image from City of Phila. TV)

City Council Hit With Federal Lawsuit Over Its Rules On Citizen Speeches

Local activist Patrick Duff has filed a federal lawsuit against Philadelphia City Council claiming that Council violates the First Amendment by limiting the topics of speeches made during its weekly meetings.

10/31/2014

(Councilwoman Marian Tasco speaks to her colleagues about the PGW privatization deal, now dead.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Councilmembers Say Cancellation of PGW Deal Was Right Thing To Do

“Hang in there, because we’re going to come up with a better plan,” councilwoman Marian Tasco told her colleagues.

10/30/2014

(Philadelphia city councilman James Kenney, in file photo.)

City Council Proposing Penalties On Drone Misuse

A Philadelphia lawmaker now wants penalties on the books in case drones are used for mischief… or worse.

10/30/2014

(The Monkey Parking web site.)

Philadelphia Councilman Hoping To Outlaw Selling Your Parking Space To Next Driver

Monkey Parking is a free iOS app that lets people announce where they are parked, and then take bids on who wants rights to park in that space next.

10/29/2014

A PGW payment office in center city Philadelphia.  (File photo by Andre Bennett)

Mayor Nutter Hopes Public Outcry Will Resurrect PGW Sale Proposal

Nutter, still fuming over City Council president Darrell Clarke’s decision to scuttle the PGW sale without a public hearing, is hoping that public pressure will force City Council to reverse course.

10/28/2014

(Council president Darrell Clarke announces City Council's decision to reject the sale of the Philadelphia Gas Works to a Connecticut energy company.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Philadelphia City Council Pulls Plug on PGW Privatization Deal

The deal, worth nearly $2 billion, needed City Council approval but the legislation was never introduced, nor hearings scheduled.

10/27/2014

Philadelphia International Airport File Photo (credit: CBS3)

City Council Pushes For Better Labor Deals With PHL Workers

A city councilman wants labor deals in place for employees of contractors at Philadelphia International Airport.

10/27/2014

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