Mike Dougherty

Mike DoughertyMike is a general assignment reporter and editor for KYW Newsradio 1060.

His career at 1060 began as a desk assistant in January ’07. A short nine months later, he was promoted to AM Drive writer while still studying broadcast journalism at Temple University.

He currently resides in South Jersey.

Mike is always looking for a good story idea. If you have one, please send it to dougherty@kyw.com or Twitter @MicDougherty

Free Wifi Kiosks Are Coming To Philly

About 100 LinkPhilly kiosks will be installed later this year in Center City, University City and in some other neighborhood commercial corridors.


Students From Israel Help With Mural Arts Project

A group of high school students from Israel are finishing up a 10 day trip to Philadelphia by helping with a Mural Arts project dedicated to a fallen fire fighter.


Young Students Show Off Their Inventions At Annual Competition

Students at the Memorial School in Cinnaminson, New Jersey spent Wednesday morning showing off inventions they created as part of an annual contest.


Center City Law Firm Uses March Madness For Good Cause

One law firm in Center City turned the day into a networking and fundraising opportunity.


Philly Students Compete In National History Contest At Constitution Center

About 350 kids from Philly are among a half-million nationwide who took part in the contest.


Sixers Youth Foundation Gala Raises More Than $1 Million For Area Kids

The big draw of course is being able to hang out with ballers, like Sixers legend Allen Iverson.


City Officials Asking Contractors To Keep Construction Sites Safe Ahead Of Storm

Officials from Philadelphia’s Licenses and Inspections office are asking contractors to make sure work sites are safe ahead of the storm.


Elementary School Students Compete In African-American History Bee

To celebrate Black History Month, students at Wyncote Elementary showed off their knowledge Wednesday in an African-American History Bee. 


Newly Freed Inmate Shot By Correctional Officer During Attempted Carjacking

Philadelphia police say an inmate at Curran Fromhold Correctional Facility ended up on the wrong side of the law minutes after his release from prison.


United Way Names Bill Golderer Its New President And CEO

Bill Golderer has grand plans about how to grow the organization.


Eagles Fans Get Rare Chance To Take Photo With Lombardi Trophy In Center City

If winning the Super Bowl hasn’t settled in yet, snapping a picture with the Lombardi Trophy should fix that.


New Jersey Health Officials Ask Super Bowl Fans To Stay Home If Sick

With Super Bowl Sunday around the corner, health officials in New Jersey are asking people who don’t feel well to stay away from parties, to prevent the spread of the flu which is already wide-spread in 49 states.


Pennsylvania State Police Looking For Horses

A team of 26 horses are stabled at the academy in Hershey. New additions are needed as older horses are almost ready to retire.


Police Urge Fans To Have Game Plan For Super Bowl Partying

Going out on Sunday for the big game? Don’t fly by the seat of your green pants. Philadelphia police want everyone to be prepared.


Police: College Student Terrorized For Hours After Waking Up To Intruder In Bed

The Philadelphia Police Department is looking for a man who allegedly sexually assaulted a 22-year-old woman inside her Philadelphia apartment on Saturday morning.


Philly Auto Show Gets Rolling At Pennsylvania Convention Center

Whether you’re into American muscle or European hustle, there’s something here for everybody at the 2018 Philly Auto Show.


New Jersey Governor Joins Other State Leaders In Tax Law Fight

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy is joining forces with leaders from other states to fight the legality of the tax law passed by Congress late last year.


Protesters Demand Congressman Pat Meehan’s Resignation

Congressman Pat Meehan has already been removed from his post on the House Ethics Committee. For protesters, that isn’t enough.


Thousands From Philly Heading To DC For Anti-Abortion March

Among those in attendance will be Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput, who is encouraged by the youth movement supporting this pro-life cause.


Walmart Donates Over $500,000 To The Children’s Hospital Of Philadelphia

A huge donation from Walmart will help make some miracles happen at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.


Rhys Hoskins Helps Ignite Young Philly Students’ Interest In Reading

Philadelphia Phillies phenom Rhys Hoskins flew in from California Wednesday to read to elementary school students in Strawberry Mansion. 


Lindros Meets With Fans Ahead Of Jersey Retirement Ceremony: ‘It’s An Absolute Honor’

Lindros says he was stunned when Flyers president Paul Holmgren called to say no Flyer will ever wear #88 again.


Funeral Held For African-American Icon From Philadelphia

Richard “Sonny” Driver was a Germantown native, a World War II veteran and a pioneer in the publishing industry, creating SCOOP, a paper serving the black community.


Eagles Pep Band Ready For Saturday’s Big Game

For many Eagles fans, hearing the song never gets old. Playing it, apparently, doesn’t get old either.


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New Low-Income Housing Facility To Help Families Battling Addiction

A new low-income housing facility in North Philadelphia will be home for 24 families with a parent battling addiction.


More Than 10,000 Patients Sign Up For Medical Marijuana In Pennsylvania

It’s full steam ahead for medical marijuana in Pennsylvania.


Gene Therapy Changes Life Of Star Singer Suffering From Childhood Blindness

FDA approval has been a 20 year journey for Dr. Bennett and her husband Dr. Albert Maguire who developed the treatment for the gene mutation.


Hundreds Get Into Holiday Spirit At Annual Ugly Sweater Run

Snow-covered grass provided the perfect, festive backdrop for this annual favorite display of silly sweaters.


Official: People Can Suffer From Seasonal Affective Disorder During Holidays

The season can be a constant reminder of what’s missing from their lives.


AAA Offers Tips To Ensure Your Holiday Travel Isn’t A Nightmare

Millions of Americans will be traveling to see loved one this holiday season, and AAA Mid-Atlantic has some tips to avoid frustration. 


New Treatment Could Be Game Changer In Fight Against Bed Bugs

The first thing you should know is that pesticides and chemicals found in stores are unlikely to work.


Charity Football Tournament Helps Provide Food For Families In Need

Touchdowns and giving thanks: that’s what the 3rd annual Turkey Games are all about.


1 In Custody Following Fatal Hit-And-Run On Route 73

1 In Custody Following Fatal Hit-And-Run On Route 73

One person was killed in a hit-and-run on Route 73 in Maple Shade early Friday morning. 


PAL Event Teaches Philly Teens How To Prepare For Life As Adults

Navigating adolescence to adulthood is hard enough. Factor in growing up in poverty with parents who aren’t always there, and boys in Philadelphia can feel like the deck is stacked against them.


Valley Forge Casino Does Away With Membership Fee

New gaming regulations means the end of casino access cards at Valley Forge Casino.


‘One Book, One Philadelphia’ Selection Announced

There’s one book staff members at the Free Library of Philadelphia thinks you should read.


Auto Dealers Team Up To ‘Drive Away Cold’ For Under Privileged Kids

More than 100,000 kids in the region will go through the winter without a warm coat.


City Officials Installing Cameras To Make Schuylkill River Trail Safer

There have been a handful of assaults along the Schuylkill River Trail in the past couple of years. City officials are working to ensure it doesn’t happen again. 


Camden School Holds Food Fundraiser To Help With Hurricane Relief In Puerto Rico

A good portion of the student body at LEAP Academy Charter School has ties to Puerto Rico.


Hundreds Show Up For Senior Strut Along Boathouse Row

Keeping active means staying healthy for senior citizens. About 500 showed up for the Senior Strut along Boathouse Row Friday morning.


‘This Is My Dream’: Northeast Philly Middle School Soccer Team Gets To Play Like Pros

About 70 students from Baldi Middle School spent their morning Wednesday on the pitch, playing games and doing drills led by Philadelphia Union staff members.


Mayor Kenney: Attempts To Repeal Soda Tax May Be Met With Opposition From Families

Lawmakers in Chicago have voted 15-2 to repeal a sweetened beverage tax after only two months in action. KYW’s Mike Dougherty spoke with Mayor Jim Kenney about the prospects of that happening in Philly.


Future In Question After Crushing Defeat For USA Soccer

The US Men’s National Team lost a World Cup qualifiying game to Trinidad and Tobago. It’s a big setback for American soccer.


Lawyers Want To Bring Attention To Inequity In Legal System

Lawyers at the Criminal Justice Center Friday morning took a ceremonial knee and raised a fist to bring attention to what they believe is inequity in the legal system. 


Tree Company To Pay Record $95 Million Fine For Employing People In Country Illegally

A suburban Philadelphia company that trims trees around power lines throughout the United States will pay a record fine after pleading guilty in a scheme to employ people in the country illegally.


Philadelphia Fire Department Awarded $2.6 Million Grant

Philadelphia Fire Department Awarded $2.6 Million Grant

The Philadelphia Fire Department has been awarded a federal grant to better train firefighters on how to get themselves out of deadly situations. 


Hundreds Unexpectedly Evacuate SEPTA Regional Rail Train After Electrical Scare

SEPTA says service has resumed through Center City stations after being shut down due to an emergency evacuation.


Firefighters Climb Linc Stairs In Memory Of Those Lost On 9-11

The inaugural 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb is an effort to raise money for families of the injured and fallen heroes.


‘Wonders Of Water’: Officials Announce Theme Of 2018 Philadelphia Flower Show

While it’s technically still summer, the Philadelphia Horticultural Society is already ramping up excitement for one of the most anticipated exhibitions of 2018.


Camden Makes Pitch To Host Amazon’s New Headquarters

Camden might soon be housing one of the most sought after companies in the world.