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.
Organizers hope the rally will help get a minimum wage hike on the agenda of the Pennsylvania Legislature.
Crews are on the scene of a water main break in the Kensington section of Philadelphia.
It’s part of an ongoing series of meetings of the Basic Education Funding Commission, created by a 2014 law with the goal of coming up with a formula for distributing state funds to school districts.
It’s called “Go Set a Watchman,” written by Author Harper Lee before “To Kill A Mockingbird.”
With the measles outbreak now infecting more than 100 people from 14 states, potential presidential candidates are weighing in on the issue of vaccination.
Biden sounded like a coach trying to rally his team after a tough loss.
The production is called Cinema Drive. It uses 3D video and interactive questions to teach teens the dangers they will face behind the wheel.
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.