Jim 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.
A new plan from SEPTA could have the subway trains running overnight again – at least on the weekends.
A Chester County man, with 7 prior DUI’s, pleaded guilty Monday to a DUI crash that took the life of a 24-year-old man. Now, the victim’s family is working with the DA’s office to get stiffer penalties for repeat-DUI offenders.
A newly discovered computer bug has security experts scrambling. It’s called heartbleed and it affects what’s called openSSL.
For fans looking to see a lineup that featured fan favorite Chase Utley, they are going to be sorely disappointed. Hours before the game was set to start, Utley was sent home with the flu.
Stone was the first black columnist at the Philadelphia Daily News and was founding president of the National Association of Black Journalists.
Police tried to stop a 2003 Buick at 63rd and Vine in West Philadelphia because the window tints were too dark, but the driver took off.
Qatar Airlines is the flag carrier for the oil rich nation of Qatar, and the airline is rapidly expanding. “This is a huge deal for us,” PHL CEO Mark Gale said.
College students from across Pennsylvania are heading to Harrisburg today, to lobby lawmakers on debt relief for middle-income college students.
The worry is that after so many fallen trees and branches caused all kinds of headaches this winter, homeowners or communities may be hesitant to replant.
The “Gift of Life” program — the nation’s leading organ donation program — based here in Philadlephia.
The fire started in the back of an ambulance inside Narberth Ambulance Station 313 on the 100-block of Sibley Avenue in Ardmore.
Police commissioner Ramsey says that whether the kids in the video realize it or not, they’re facing very serious charges.
This isn’t the first time Lower Merion has done a special pick-up of tree debris, but township officials say it will rival the Hurricane Sandy cleanup.
Police are searching for a suspect who allegedly stabbed an off duty officer and injured another man outside a Center City bar, last night.
Once hailed as a hero, a disgraced Philadelphia cop will learn his fate today, as it’s sentencing for former police officer Richard DeCoatsworth.