Jim 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.
Tollefson, who is diabetic, was taken by sheriff’s deputies to Doylestown Hospital to be checked out.
Following a terrorist attack at a satirical magazine Wednesday that killed 12 people, KYW Newsradio spoke with communications experts in Philadelphia.
Forbes Magazine says the annual summit — which debuted in Philadelphia — will make the City of Brotherly Love its home for the foreseeable future.
Major construction projects on some busy roadways across the Philadelphia area will continue in this new year.
If your New Year’s resolution involves running, cycling or walking, there’s an app for your phone that might help maintain the motivation and raise money for charity in the process.
Barb Stebulis, of Ivyland, Pa., says she bought two roses for that float: one for her son, killed in a car crash in 2008, when he was 22, and the other for his heart recipient, Darrin.
“I’m sad now, but I don’t have a choice,” says Won Song, who has run Superior Shoe Repair, in the 100 block of South 15th Street, behind the Union League, for 32 years.
The dog, a four-year-old, long-haired dachshund named “Ollie,” has been missing ever since the Sunday night incident.
41-year-old Fitzgerald is celebrating word that he’s won a spot at the starting line for the 2015 Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii in October.
The race for Pennsylvania governor was one for the record books… and for the history books.
The restaurant will stay open for breakfast and lunch. The hotel will close its doors in June to prepare for the transition.
Commissioner Ramsey spoke with reporters Sunday night, a day after the murders of New York City police officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu.
Cherry Hill Police are investigating multiple pick pocket cases and subsequent frauds that occurred in recent weeks.
Diane DeBarri is now CEO of the Kintock Group, a nonprofit organization that runs halfway houses and other services.
A 16-year-old girl was struck and killed by an SUV in Bensalem, Bucks County Wednesday morning.