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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(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

(The Phillie Phanatic, in background, works the crowd as the Coatesville Area High School  marching band passes by.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Coatesville, Pa. Holds Its Annual Parade Honoring US Military Vets

The annual parade is part of more than a week’s worth of events in Coatesville leading up to Veterans’ Day.

11/07/2014

(Some equipment used by the Gloucester Township police department for today's exercise.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Surprisingly Timely, A Child-Abduction Exercise Is Held in Gloucester County, NJ

In the training scenario set up in conjunction with the New Jersey State Police and the FBI, a ten-year-old girl is missing, last seen talking to a man in a nearby park.

11/06/2014

File Photos of Tom Corbett and Tom Wolf.  (Corbett photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images, Wolf File Photo by Tony Romeo/KYW)

Corbett Concedes Pa. Governor’s Race, Thanks Supporters

It wasn’t much of a party for Governor Corbett, his election headquarters had only a few hundred people in a small ballroom in a hotel in downtown Pittsburgh.

11/04/2014

File photos of Governor Tom Corbett and his challenger, Tom Wolf. (Credit for file photos of Corbett and Wolf: Tony Romeo/KYW)

After Expensive Race For PA’s Top Office, Corbett And Wolf Find Out If The Money Pays Off

According to polls, a 60-year-trend could end with this race, as since 1954 the Pennsylvania governor office’s has alternated parties every 8 years.

11/04/2014

(credit: Mark Abrams)

Monday Morning SEPTA Commuters Breathe Easy After Tentative Deal Is Reached With Union

SEPTA riders who feared a strike were breathing a sigh of relief Monday as they headed back to work and school.

11/03/2014

(Penn State's board of trustees meets on Ocotber 28, 2014.  Image from Penn State TV)

Divided Penn State Trustees Set Aside Report Critical of School’s Handling of Sandusky Case

Penn State University’s board of trustees today voted down a proposal that would have taken a closer look at the Freeh Report -– the 2012 investigation that examined how the university handled the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.

10/28/2014

(A home along Bridle Drive, near the Neshaminy Creek, that was lifted 14 feet in the air.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Ten-Year Bucks County Flood Mitigation Project Draws To A Close

More than ten years and $27 million later, one of Bucks County’s largest-ever flood mitigation projects has come to end with a ceremony along the Neshaminy Creek.

10/28/2014

(File photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/ Getty Images)

Nutter Urges End To Standoff Between Parking Authority and ‘Uber’ Service

The Philadelphia Parking Authority cracked down over the weekend, impouding six vehicles and fining the drivers $1,000 each.

10/27/2014

File Photo (credit: Matt Rivers)

SEPTA Trolley, Bus, Subway Operators Give Union Leadership Authorization To Strike

Members of SEPTA’s largest labor union – which represents subway, bus, and trolley operators – have voted to give its leadership the authorization to call a strike.

10/26/2014

(Pa. state senator LeAnna Washington leaves her preliminary hearing in Abington, Pa.   March 26th file photo by Brad Segall)

Guilty Plea Coming from Pa. State Senator LeAnna Washington

Her lawyers say they will meet on Monday to confirm the details and expect to formally enter Washington’s guilty plea on Thursday or Friday of next week.

10/24/2014

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