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Jim Melwert

Jim MelwertJim 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.

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(Diane McGowan, founder of the MARTIN Foundation, in yellow, testifies about the importance of flu shots.  A picture of her late son, Martin, is projected on the wall.   Photo by Jim Melwert)

In Montco, Pa. Lawmakers Shine Spotlight on Importance of Flu Vaccinations

“It was my decision not to get him vaccinated, and as a mom I will always live with that,” said Diane McGowan (in yellow), whose son Martin died after contracting influenza.

10/23/2014

(Photo by Jim Melwert)

Philadelphia Help-to-College Program Reaches Milestone

The 25th anniversary edition of the “Step Up to College Guide” was released today, with a pep rally for students at Northeast High School.

10/22/2014

(Photo by Jim Melwert)

For The Visiting Under-30 Crowd, A Traditional Philadelphia Eye-Opener

“What better way to start the day than the traditional Philly way,” said Forbes editor Randall Lane, who took part in the run up the art museum steps.

10/21/2014

The Temple University marching band at the Art Museum. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Forbes Summit Entrepreneurs Take On The Art Museum Steps

A group of entrepreneurs in town for the Forbes Under 30 Summit got an early start this morning to channel their inner Rocky at the Art Museum.

10/21/2014

Howard Yocum Elementary School in Mapleshade, NJ. (credit: Jim Melwert)

Ebola Fears Keep Two Children Out Of South Jersey Elementary School

Fears caused by the spread of Ebola are keeping two students out of Howard Yocum Elementary School in Maple Shade, New Jersey.

10/20/2014

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Need A Ride Home In An Emergency? A DVRPC Program Can Help

If you shy away from carpooling or taking public transit because you worry how you’d get home in case of an emergency, a program from the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission might be able to help.

10/15/2014

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1 Dead in Three-Vehicle Crash That Closed NJ Turnpike SB at Exit 2

State police say a pick-up truck rear-ended a tractor-trailer, and the tractor-trailer tipped over. A utility truck then ran into the tractor-trailer.

10/13/2014

File Photo, Philadelphia Police. (Credit: CBS3)

Philadelphia Police Review Van Safety After Paying Out Nearly $500K Settlement

After a settlement was recently paid to a man who’s neck was broken while he was in the back of a van, Lt. Stanford says they are looking for safer options.

10/12/2014

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Officials And Business Leaders In Chester Co. Team Up On 10-Year Economic Development Plan

VISTA 2025 co-chair and chairman of the Chester county board of commissioners, Ryan Costello, says it’s about striking a balance between economic growth and quality of life.

10/11/2014

(Teachers walk into Kelly Elementary School in Germantown after a morning rally.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Teachers Protest Budget Cuts At Philadelphia Public Schools

Members of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers spent part of the morning rallying outside of public schools across the city.

10/10/2014

(Upper Darby police superintendent Michael Chitwood stands alongside a photo of a man suspected of slashing another man's throat in an Upper Darby bar.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Fight in Upper Darby Bar Leaves 1 Hospitalized, Another On The Run

The incident took place about 12:15am at the La Catina bar, on the 6800 block of Market Street in Upper Darby.

10/09/2014

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Think Using That Hands Free System In The Car Is Safe? Think Again.

A big cause of that distraction, according to research from the AAA foundation for traffic safety, is imperfect voice recognition systems.

10/07/2014

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New Ad Campaign From Temple’s Athletic Department Has Some Doing A Double Take

A new ad campaign from Temple University’s athletics department is gaining traction, but the billboards and signs for the campaign have some people scratching their heads.

10/04/2014

(At a West Philadelphia intersection leading past Franklin Field to the University City hospital area, officials pose with a ceremonial DVRPC check.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Regional Planning Commission Announces Dozens of Project Seed Grants

The grants, which come from federal funds, will help 32 communities in and around Philadelphia, from Chester to Mercer counties, as part of its “TCDI” program (Transportation and Community Development Initiative).

10/03/2014

(The new interior of refurbished Patco rail cars. Credit: Patco)

Patco’s New Rail Cars Delayed Again; Persistent Software Bugs Blamed

The transit agency had hoped the eight renovated cars would be ready before spring of this year. That was pushed back to summer, then to last month.

10/02/2014

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