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.
Philadelphia Ceasefire unveiled a 33-foot long Winnebago RV wrapped in the message “Stop. Shooting. People.”
The city is ready to host 60,000 spectators, 3,000 volunteers, and the 30,000 runners who are taking part in the weekend of events capped off by the full marathon and half-marathon on Sunday.
It’s Marathon weekend in Philadelphia, with tens of thousands of runners taking on the 26.2 miles of city street and much more.
It’s more than ten months away, but SEPTA is already preparing for the Pope’s visit next fall.
The annual parade is part of more than a week’s worth of events in Coatesville leading up to Veterans’ Day.
In the training scenario set up in conjunction with the New Jersey State Police and the FBI, a ten-year-old girl is missing, last seen talking to a man in a nearby park.
It wasn’t much of a party for Governor Corbett, his election headquarters had only a few hundred people in a small ballroom in a hotel in downtown Pittsburgh.
According to polls, a 60-year-trend could end with this race, as since 1954 the Pennsylvania governor office’s has alternated parties every 8 years.
SEPTA riders who feared a strike were breathing a sigh of relief Monday as they headed back to work and school.
Penn State University’s board of trustees today voted down a proposal that would have taken a closer look at the Freeh Report -– the 2012 investigation that examined how the university handled the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.
More than ten years and $27 million later, one of Bucks County’s largest-ever flood mitigation projects has come to end with a ceremony along the Neshaminy Creek.
The Philadelphia Parking Authority cracked down over the weekend, impouding six vehicles and fining the drivers $1,000 each.
Members of SEPTA’s largest labor union – which represents subway, bus, and trolley operators – have voted to give its leadership the authorization to call a strike.
Her lawyers say they will meet on Monday to confirm the details and expect to formally enter Washington’s guilty plea on Thursday or Friday of next week.
“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.