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.
According to investigators, 27-year-old Tyaina Finch shot and killed Darby Borough police officer Mark Hudson with his service weapon.
Work has started on Richmond Street in Port Richmond, with plans for resurfacing sections of Passyunk Avenue, Roberts Avenue, Rhawn Street, Grant Avenue, “B” Street, and Frankford Avenue.
Two groups of students, from Philadelphia and Mongolia, have been working online together to study the effects of global warming. And now, five teens from Mongolia are visiting Philadelphia until the end of this month.
A school bus with nine students on board crashed into a home in Blue Bell. The driver says he had no immediate memory of the crash.
Police say five vehicles were broken into, all within about a block of each other in the area of Hartel Avenue and Frontenac Street in the city’s Rhawnhurst neighborhood.
The final report on the Franklin Square station will be presented at today’s board meeting.
Top Pa. Lawmaker Says Penn State Should Bar Payment to Vietnam-Era Activist, Later a Professor of Education
Pennsylvania state senate president Joseph Scarnati has sent a letter to Penn State president Eric Barron, “basically objecting to the fact that they’re having a known domestic terrorist being sponsored by taxpayer dollars speaking at Penn State.”
Township Council president Bob Lewis died suddenly yesterday morning at his home in Croydon.
It features over 20 dealers from four states, and dozens more booths.
After a Montgomery County woman went missing last week, her car found abandoned along Route 422 in King of Prussia, some asked why investigators didn’t turn to highway traffic cameras to help solve the mysterious disappearance.
One example of sign confusion can be found trying to get from the Broad Street Line to the Trolleys at City Hall. There aren’t any signs. Instead, Williams jokingly points out, “There’s a green staircase, and everybody knows green means trolleys.”
Jackie Wleh, with ABC Men, says they’re driving 314 miles to fulfill a request for help.
Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey says he supports all of the 59 recommendations contained in a preliminary report on “21st Century Policing.”
Montco Man Charged With Secretly Videotaping Dozens Of Women In KOP Mall Dressing Rooms, Several Other Locations
So far they have filed more than seven dozen counts of privacy invasion and one count of possession of child pornography against the Penn Valley man.
The Schuylkill River is frozen over, which rowers at Boathouse Row will tell you is getting old.