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

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.


Facing Major Money Problems, Teachers In Camden Turn To Crowdfunding For Help

From computers and iPads, to virtual reality headsets and 3-D printers, the money raised by individual teachers on DonorsChoose.org is giving students the tools to compete.


Mastery Charter Students Raise Money For Student Fighting Cancer

Mastery Charter Students Raise Money For Student Fighting Cancer

Students and staff at Mastery Charter’s Pickett Campus have raised some money to help an 11th grader who is battling cancer.


Police: Man Narrowly Misses Workers, Kids With Shotgun In Bucks County Trailer Park

Police in Bucks County say it’s a miracle nobody was hurt when man began firing shotgun shots at a trailer park Tuesday morning.


Philly Nonprofit Working To Raise Money For Victims Of Irma In Puerto Rico

Already mired in a financial fiasco, Puerto Rico was in trouble before Irma’s arrival.


DACA Supporters Rally Outside Congressman Meehan’s Office

Protesters around the country have taken to the streets to fight for DACA.


Center City Hair Salon Donating Proceeds To Harvey Relief

At the Andre Richard Salon, stylists are primping with a purpose.


PA Attorney General Addressing Sexual Assault At College Campuses Statewide

With many colleges in Pennsylvania already in session for the fall semester, Attorney General Josh Shapiro is canvasing the state to talk about campus safety and sexual assault.


Philly Chef Injured In Amtrak Derailment Stepping Up To Help Harvey Victims

A Philadelphia restaurateur who is no stranger to disaster is asking fellow chefs to step up and help restaurant owners impacted by Harvey in Texas. 


Soul Celebrate Another AFL Championship With Fans At City Hall

The Arena Bowl Champions returned to the Courtyard at City Hall to celebrate their second title is as many years with their loyal fans. 


Philadelphia Zoo Celebrates Gorilla's 1st Birthday

Philadelphia Zoo Celebrates Gorilla’s 1st Birthday

It was a very special day at the Philadelphia Zoo as visitors and staff members celebrated the first birthday of an adorable ape.




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