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Jim Melwert

Jim MelwertJim is a “morning drive” reporter for KYW Newsradio 1060, bringing live news updates to Delaware Valley residents as they get ready for work each morning.

He’s spent almost all of his life in the Philadelphia region. A proud Viking from Perkiomen Valley High School in Montgomery County, Jim graduated from Temple University with a degree in journalism, and calls Collegeville, Pa. home.

In his free time, Jim enjoys open-water swims and triathlons. He did a 10k swim in the Hudson River under the George Washington Bridge in 2013, and finished Ironman Lake Placid in 2012.

One of his proudest moments came in 2006 when he donated a kidney to his aunt.

You can follow Jim Melwert on Twitter @Melwert1060.

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NJ Supreme Court To Decide If Leaving Child In Car Is Bad Parenting Or Criminal

Is it child abuse if someone leaves a toddler in a car to run into a store? That’s a question the New Jersey Supreme Court is going to take on.

07/24/2014

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SEPTA Passes Out Safety Pamphlets To Commuters, Again

SEPTA management and transit police are here at the East Falls stop along the Manayunk Norristown line, handing out pamphlets with safety tips.

07/17/2014

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Team Philly Wins Back-To-Back Basketball Titles At Transplant Games

Team Philly never trailed as they held on to beat Kentucky to win back-to-back Transplant Game basketball titles.

07/15/2014

(Adrian Nitkowski prepares to serve for the Team Philly volleyball team at the Transplant Games in Houston.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Transplant Games: Love Bloomed When They Met As Fellow Recipients

Adrian Nitkowski got a liver in 1998, the same year he met his wife, Ingrid, a heart transplant recipient.

07/15/2014

Team Philly gold medal relay team. From left: Derek Fitzgerald, KYW's Jim Melwert, Kyle Atrus, and Bert Fox (Photo Provided by Jim Melwert)

For Donor Families At Transplant Games, A Wave Of Emotions

Donor families — the family members of anyone who died and donated organs or tissue — are treated like royalty here at the Transplant Games, but the emotions can be overwhelming for first-timers.

07/15/2014

Team Philly gold medal relay team. From left: Derek Fitzgerald, KYW's Jim Melwert, Kyle Atrus, and Bert Fox (Photo Provided by Jim Melwert)

Big Day In Medal Count For Team Philly At Transplant Games

As the Transplant Games continue in Houston, it was big day for Team Philly Sunday.

07/14/2014

Team Philly co-captain Kyle Atras (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Emotions Running High For Team Philly During Day 2 Of Transplant Games

The Transplant Games of America continued in Houston Sunday with several events.

07/13/2014

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Hundreds From Philadelphia Take Part In Transplant Games In Houston

Several hundred members of Team Philadelphia are competing in the Transplant Games of America in Houston, Texas today through Tuesday.

07/12/2014

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Folks Get Early Start On Holiday Travel

Thursday morning, the early bird got the worm — or at least a much easier drive.

07/03/2014

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Gas Prices Spike As Holiday Weekend Approaches

Analysts say gas prices are at the highest they’ve been for the July 4th weekend in six years.

07/02/2014

A woman smokes an electronic cigarette. (Credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Philadelphia’s Ban On ‘Vaping’ In Public Goes Into Effect Today

As of this morning, no more using e-cigs — or “vaping” — in public places, such as bars, restaurants or workplaces in the city.

07/01/2014

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Teen Neighbor Charged With Stabbing Hoarders in Olney Home

Police say suspect Anthony Waters was hosing blood off one the victims when officers arrived on the scene.

06/26/2014

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What Are Your Plans For The USA-Germany World Cup Match?

Kickoff is at noon, and Americans around the world will be watching.

06/26/2014

The bridge that carries Graterford Road over the Perkiomen Creek is closed indefinitely. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Bridge Over Perkiomen Creek Shut Down After Failed Inspection

This is going to cause some headaches in the area, as this bridge was a popular alternative to avoid traffic caused by another bridge closure just a few miles away.

06/20/2014

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SEPTA Officials Warn Passengers About The Dangers Of ‘Distracted Commuting’

“People with their face buried in their cell phone or listening to music and just kind of stumbling along,” SEPTA’s Dan Walden said.

06/18/2014

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