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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Girlfriend Charged With Saturday’s Murder Of Darby Borough Police Officer

According to investigators, 27-year-old Tyaina Finch shot and killed Darby Borough police officer Mark Hudson with his service weapon.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/31/2015

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PennDOT Begins Repaving on 14 Miles of State Highways Through Philadelphia

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.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/30/2015

(The Mongolian students and some of their Philadelphia hosts, at the Academy of Natural Sciences.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Global Warming Is Study Topic as Mongolian Schoolgirls Meet With Philadelphia Counterparts

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.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/27/2015

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Brave Student Helped Classmates Off School Bus After It Slammed Into Montgomery County Home

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.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/24/2015

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Airbag Thieves Strike Again In Northeast Philadelphia

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.

03/23/2015

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Report: Reopening PATCO’s Franklin Square Station Would Cost $18.5M

The final report on the Franklin Square station will be presented at today’s board meeting.

03/18/2015

(File photo of Pa. state senator Joe Scarnati. Credit: KYW's Tony Romeo)

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.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/16/2015

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Bristol Twp., Pa., Mourning Loss of Longtime Local Leader, Bob Lewis

Township Council president Bob Lewis died suddenly yesterday morning at his home in Croydon.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/16/2015

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Greater Philadelphia Boat Show Happening This Weekend

It features over 20 dealers from four states, and dozens more booths.

03/14/2015

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PennDOT Says Its Cameras Are For Traffic Monitoring, Not Retracing Past Events

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.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/12/2015

Confusing signage in the SEPTA concourse. Green means what? (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Philadelphia’s Labyrinth: Navigating The Often Confusing SEPTA Concourse

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.”

03/11/2015

(ABC Men, ready for their road trip to snow-locked Massachusetts.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Philadelphia-Based Service Group Heads To Boston, Mass. For Snow Relief Duty

Jackie Wleh, with ABC Men, says they’re driving 314 miles to fulfill a request for help.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/06/2015

(Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey speaks with reporters at police headquarters.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Commissioner Ramsey Says Some Questions Raised by U.S. Policing Report Remain Unsolved

Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey says he supports all of the 59 recommendations contained in a preliminary report on “21st Century Policing.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/03/2015

(A photo of Sean Moses is displayed at a press briefing at Radnor Township police headquarters.)

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.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/02/2015

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.

02/27/2015

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