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.
This is phase four of six of this project which is rebuilding and widening I-95 near Girard. Crews were working on the northbound lanes overnight.
The pilot was able to land the balloon safely, and the 10 passengers were all uninjured. The pilot was trapped under the gondola.
AAA says a survey of adults shows a majority of people do favor a higher gas tax as long as it goes for highway improvement.
Upper Darby police have arrested a man on rape and human-trafficking charges, after he allegedly assaulted a woman who answered a job posting on Craigslist.
Delaware US Senator Chris Coons touring the site around the I-495 bridge, says $2-million in initial emergency federal funds have been made available.
It was one year ago today that a building under demolition collapsed on the Salvation Army thrift shop at 22nd and Market Streets, killing six and injuring 14.
The bear was spotted around 1:30 this morning, along a wooded area behind the Wawa along route 611 near County Line Road.
Police are looking for a hit-and-run driver who they say struck a motorcycle and two other vehicles in West Philadelphia, injuring four people, including a young boy.
A black bear that had been spotted several times around Bensalem over the weekend was caught overnight — but had to be euthanized.
Residents and business owners are living anything but normal lives as a boil water advisory remains in effect for Pennsylvania American Water customers in portions of Montgomery County.
The oldest and largest high school rowing regatta in the world, but all eyes on the forecast as the region is under a flash flood watch with 1-2 inches of rain in the forecast.
Bucks County native and Archbishop Ryan High School graduate Ginny Doyle, who died in a horrific hot-air balloon crash Friday evening in Virginia, was remembered fondly at her alma mater on Monday.
It’s a Philadelphia school defending the title this year. The Drexel men won the Heavyweight 8 and the overall points title last year.
The DRPA is holding its second of three town-hall meetings, this one tonight in Collingswood, to discuss delays caused by construction on the PATCO line over the Ben Franklin Bridge.
Along Kelly Drive, a section of the bike path just east of Ferry Road looks like it was picked up and thrown down, big rocks from the stone wall that line the river are in the path.