Jim Melwert

Jim MelwertJim is a general assignment reporter for KYW Newsradio 1060, bringing live news updates to Delaware Valley residents from a wide variety of locales.

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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The scene where a 16-year-old girl was stuck and killed by an SUV Wednesday morning. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Community Mourns Loss Of 16-Year-Old Girl Struck, Killed By SUV In Bucks County

A 16-year-old girl was struck and killed by an SUV in Bensalem, Bucks County Wednesday morning.

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(A demonstration against racism at the federal building in Camden.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Philadelphia ‘Die-In’ Causes Gridlock; Camden Demonstration More Orderly

In Camden, a “die-in” was held in front of the courthouse. A Philadelphia group blocked traffic on Broad Street.

12/12/2014

(A Philadelphia Parking Authority payment kiosk shows a "network failed" message during a period when PPA kiosks were unable to process credit card payments.  Photo by KYW's Jim Melwert)

Philadelphia Parking Authority Fixes Its Kiosks’ Credit Card Glitch

Drivers needed cash today at Philadelphia parking kiosks, which refused to take credit or debit card payments.

12/08/2014

(Philadelphia Children's Alliance executive director Christine Kirchner listens as child abuse victim Matt Sandusky shares his story.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Sandusky’s Son Speaks About Abusive Childhood

Jerry Sandusky’s adopted son Matt spoke about his two abusive fathers at a Philadelphia conference on child abuse intervention.

12/05/2014

Tall Ship File Photo (Credit: Randall E. Scott)

Get Your Tickets Now For Next Summer’s Tall Ships Festival On The Delaware River

It’s not even winter yet, but tickets go on sale today for a big event planned for the Delaware River next June.

12/05/2014

(Credit: Jim Melwert)

Fast Food Workers Protest For Better Wages Outside North Philly McDonald’s

Organizers say Philadelphia is one of 150 cities taking part in these demonstrations.

12/04/2014

David Charles Abell talking with Amber Gay, whose family now owns the home on E. Gowen Ave, near Stenton Ave. (credit: Jim Melwert)

Celebrated Conductor Now Based In London Tours Childhood Home In Philadelphia

British conductor David Charles Abell, back in his hometown of Philadelphia to lead the Philly Pops’ “Christmas Spectacular,” toured his childhood home in East Mount Airy for the first time in decades.

12/03/2014

(Photo by Jim Melwert)

In Center City, Schoolkids Get An Expert View of Singing and Musicmaking

Fifth- and sixth-graders at the Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School, at 17th and Vine, got a visit from musician Paul Jost to teach them the art of “scat” and body percussion.

12/02/2014

(PEAR TREES? PARTRIDGES?   A PNC Bank lobby in center city Philadelphia  is decorated for the holidays.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

’12 Days of Christmas’ Gift List Shows Slight Hike in Prices

The entertaining Christmas Price Index looks at what it would cost each year to buy all the items in the popular carol, “The 12 Days of Christmas.”

12/02/2014

(Mount St. Joseph senior Belin Mirabile giving her presentation.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

A Flourtown, Pa. Girls’ School Spotlights Female Accomplishment

Called “Women as Founders,” it’s taking place at Mount St. Joseph Academy. The weeklong event includes presentations from students and alumnae.

12/01/2014

(Delaware County DA Jack Whelan holds a kit designed to administer a live-saving dose of an anti-heroin drug.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Delaware County Distributing Anti-Overdose Drug Kits Widely to Police

“We have 400 patrol vehicles,” said Delco DA Jack Whelan. “Each will have one of these kits in their glove compartment.”

11/24/2014

(credit: Jim Melwert/KYW Newsradio)

New Tool Unveiled In Battle Against Gun Violence In Philadelphia

Philadelphia Ceasefire unveiled a 33-foot long Winnebago RV wrapped in the message “Stop. Shooting. People.”

11/23/2014

(Clothing and accessories for runners was on sale at the Runners' Expo, a precursor to the Philadelphia Marathon.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Philadelphia Marathon Weekend Kicks Off With Runners’ Expo in Center City

The city is ready to host 60,000 spectators, 3,000 volunteers, and the 30,000 runners who are taking part in the weekend of events capped off by the full marathon and half-marathon on Sunday.

11/21/2014

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Full Weekend Of Activities As Philadelphia Marathon Returns

It’s Marathon weekend in Philadelphia, with tens of thousands of runners taking on the 26.2 miles of city street and much more.

11/21/2014

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SEPTA Already Preparing For Challenge Of Pope Visit

It’s more than ten months away, but SEPTA is already preparing for the Pope’s visit next fall.

11/19/2014

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