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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An iced over Schuylkill River (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Frigid Weather Has Local Rowers Hoping To Break The Ice

The Schuylkill River is frozen over, which rowers at Boathouse Row will tell you is getting old.

23 hours ago

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie departs the chamber after delivering his budget address for fiscal year 2016 to the Legislature on February 24, 2015. (Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Christie’s Budget Address Draws Local Reaction

Some New Jersey voters this morning are wondering why there was no mention about another potential funding crisis: transportation.

02/25/2015

(Credit Getty Images)

Paulsboro Man Accused Of Stealing $243K In Decades-Long Social Security Scam

The indictment alleges 62-year-old Nicholas Serevino Junior fraudulently collected $243,844 in Social Security benefits from 1984 through 2013 that were going to a false identity created by his father.

02/24/2015

TV Personality Keith Olbermann. (credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Keith Olbermann Suspended After Twitter Spat With Penn State Students

Keith Olbermann has been taken off his ESPN show for the rest of the week after making insulting comments about Penn State students on Twitter.

02/24/2015

From Florida to Cancun, travelers at PHL are looking to escape Philadelphia's bitter cold. (Credit:c Jim Melwert)

Cold Weather Has Travelers At PHL Thinking Warm

What’s the best way to beat the frigid temperatures? Fly somewhere warm of course.

02/20/2015

(Photo by Mike Teiper)

Philadelphia Mayoral Candidates Chime In on Philadelphia School District Problems

The six candidates vying for the Democratic nomination for Philadelphia mayor took part in a forum hosted by the Business Association of West Parkside.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/19/2015

(Ash Wednesday at Jefferson Station. Credit: Jim Melwert)

Local Clergy Bring Ash Wednesday Ceremony To Jefferson Station

This is the third year that clergy from Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church in Society Hill are here at Jefferson Station, formerly known as Market East, on Ash Wednesday.

02/18/2015

(Pedestrians deal with subfreezing cold at 15th and Market Streets, in center city Philadelphia.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Dangerous Cold Grips Philadelphia Region

Being outside for even a few minutes Monday morning was long enough for fingertips and ears to start burning from the chill.

02/16/2015

(A car and its owner brave the cold.  KYW file photo)

Cold Weather Creates Extra Stress On Your Car’s Major Parts, Expert Warns

“In really cold weather like this, the metal is so brittle, you can hit a bump the wrong way and break springs,” notes Hugh Snyderman, second-generation owner of a Gulf station in Old City Philadelphia.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/13/2015

(The Pennsylvania Convention Center, with Philadelphia City Hall in the background. File photo by Randall E. Scott)

Convention Center Expected To Play A Big Role During 2016 DNC

The 2016 Democratic National Convention will be held in the Wells Fargo Center, but city officials expect the Pennsylvania Convention Center to get a lot of use.

02/13/2015

(A sign placed by Septa at the Regional Rail station in Langhorne, Pa.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Septa Completes Installation of Suicide Hotline Signs at All Rail Stations

The final signs were unveiled today at the Langhorne station, in Bucks County.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/12/2015

(FDR accepts the Democratic nomination for president at Franklin Field, in West Philadelphia, in 1936.  Photo from FDR Library)

Philadelphia Will Extend Its Long History of Hosting Political Conventions

The Democratic convention has been held here twice previously, and the Republican convention six times.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/12/2015

(Dr. Eugene Richardson speaks to students at William Penn Charter School.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Visiting a Philadelphia School, a Tuskegee Airman Tells World War II Unit’s Story of Triumph

Dr. Eugene Richardson shared his story with students and faculty at Penn Charter, describing how he first became interested in flying when he was just five years old.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/11/2015

(Workers prepare to depart for Harrisburg from 16th and JFK Blvd.   Photo by Jim Melwert)

Philadelphia Workers Attend Minimum-Wage-Hike Rally in Harrisburg

Organizers hope the rally will help get a minimum wage hike on the agenda of the Pennsylvania Legislature.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/09/2015

(A City of Philadelphia "mini-plow" vehicle salts a side street near the scene of a water main break in Kensington.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Water Main Break In Kensington Leaves Icy Mess

Crews are on the scene of a water main break in the Kensington section of Philadelphia.

02/06/2015

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