Jim Melwert

Jim MelwertJim 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.

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(Workers prepare to depart for Harrisburg from 16th and JFK Blvd.   Photo by Jim Melwert)

Philadelphia Workers Attend Minimum-Wage-Hike Rally in Harrisburg

Organizers hope the rally will help get a minimum wage hike on the agenda of the Pennsylvania Legislature.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/09/2015

(A City of Philadelphia "mini-plow" vehicle salts a side street near the scene of a water main break in Kensington.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Water Main Break In Kensington Leaves Icy Mess

Crews are on the scene of a water main break in the Kensington section of Philadelphia.

02/06/2015

(Photo by Jim Melwert)

Pa. Lawmakers Holding Montco Hearing on Revising Statewide Public School Funding Formula

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.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/05/2015

Pulitzer Prize winner and 'To Kill A Mockingbird' author Harper Lee smiles before receiving the 2007 Presidential Medal of Freedom in the East Room of the White House November 5, 2007 in Washington,. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Author Set To Release Second Novel 55 Years Later

It’s called “Go Set a Watchman,” written by Author Harper Lee before “To Kill A Mockingbird.”

02/03/2015

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) and his wife Mary Pat Christie are greeted by Britain's Chancellor Of The Exchequer George Osborne in Downing Street on February 3, 2015 in London, England. (Credit: Carl Court/Getty Images)

Christie’s Vaccination Comments In England Draw Some Local Flak

With the measles outbreak now infecting more than 100 people from 14 states, potential presidential candidates are weighing in on the issue of vaccination.

02/03/2015

(Vice president Joseph BIden, in file photo by  Mandel Ngan/ AFP/ Getty Images)

On Heels of Obama Visit, VP Biden Meets With House Democrats in Philadelphia

Biden sounded like a coach trying to rally his team after a tough loss.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/30/2015

(Photo by Jim Melwert)

New Safe Driving Program for Philadelphia Schools Gets Thumbs-Up From Students

The production is called Cinema Drive. It uses 3D video and interactive questions to teach teens the dangers they will face behind the wheel.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/28/2015

(Don Tollefson, in undated publicity photo.)

Pause in Don Tollefson Fraud Trial as Defendant Complains of Blood Sugar Problem

Tollefson, who is diabetic, was taken by sheriff’s deputies to Doylestown Hospital to be checked out.

01/15/2015

Ambulances and police officers gather in front of the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo on January 7, 2015 in Paris, France. Armed gunmen stormed the offices leaving twelve dead, including two police officers, according to French officials. (credit: Antoine Antoniol/Getty Images)

Philadelphia Communications Experts Weigh In On Paris Terror Attack

Following a terrorist attack at a satirical magazine Wednesday that killed 12 people, KYW Newsradio spoke with communications experts in Philadelphia.

01/07/2015

(Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky speaks to Forbes' "Under 30 Summit" in Philadelphia.  Photo by KYW's Melony Roy)

Nutter Thrilled Forbes’ ‘Under 30 Summit’ Makes Philly Long-Term Home

Forbes Magazine says the annual summit — which debuted in Philadelphia — will make the City of Brotherly Love its home for the foreseeable future.

01/05/2015

(Credit: Thinkstock)

2015 Promises To Be Busy Year For Road Construction In Philadelphia Region

Major construction projects on some busy roadways across the Philadelphia area will continue in this new year.

01/05/2015

(Credit: ROSLAN RAHMAN/ AFP/ GettyImages)

App Allows People To Raise Money For Charity While Working Out

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.

01/04/2015

(Volunteers help decorate the "Donate Life" float for the 2015 Rose Parade.  Image provided)

Bucks County Organ Donor Among 100 Recognized in 2015 Rose Parade Float

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.

01/01/2015

(SHELVES NEARLY BARE.  Won Song, in his shop that is about to close down.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

End of an Era As Center City Shoe Repair Shop Goes Out of Business

“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.

12/31/2014

(Ollie.  File photo provided by Evan Greathouse)

Dog Who Helped Bensalem Woman Escape a Porch Pervert Still Missing

The dog, a four-year-old, long-haired dachshund named “Ollie,” has been missing ever since the Sunday night incident.

12/30/2014

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