Jim 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.
A meeting was held today in Montgomery County to discuss ways to lower the unemployment rate of recent military veterans. Among the speakers, Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey.
Is it child abuse if someone leaves a toddler in a car to run into a store? That’s a question the New Jersey Supreme Court is going to take on.
SEPTA management and transit police are here at the East Falls stop along the Manayunk Norristown line, handing out pamphlets with safety tips.
Team Philly never trailed as they held on to beat Kentucky to win back-to-back Transplant Game basketball titles.
Adrian Nitkowski got a liver in 1998, the same year he met his wife, Ingrid, a heart transplant recipient.
Donor families — the family members of anyone who died and donated organs or tissue — are treated like royalty here at the Transplant Games, but the emotions can be overwhelming for first-timers.
As the Transplant Games continue in Houston, it was big day for Team Philly Sunday.
The Transplant Games of America continued in Houston Sunday with several events.
Several hundred members of Team Philadelphia are competing in the Transplant Games of America in Houston, Texas today through Tuesday.
Thursday morning, the early bird got the worm — or at least a much easier drive.
Analysts say gas prices are at the highest they’ve been for the July 4th weekend in six years.
As of this morning, no more using e-cigs — or “vaping” — in public places, such as bars, restaurants or workplaces in the city.
Police say suspect Anthony Waters was hosing blood off one the victims when officers arrived on the scene.
Kickoff is at noon, and Americans around the world will be watching.
This is going to cause some headaches in the area, as this bridge was a popular alternative to avoid traffic caused by another bridge closure just a few miles away.