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.
Some New Jersey voters this morning are wondering why there was no mention about another potential funding crisis: transportation.
The indictment alleges 62-year-old Nicholas Serevino Junior fraudulently collected $243,844 in Social Security benefits from 1984 through 2013 that were going to a false identity created by his father.
Keith Olbermann has been taken off his ESPN show for the rest of the week after making insulting comments about Penn State students on Twitter.
What’s the best way to beat the frigid temperatures? Fly somewhere warm of course.
The six candidates vying for the Democratic nomination for Philadelphia mayor took part in a forum hosted by the Business Association of West Parkside.
This is the third year that clergy from Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church in Society Hill are here at Jefferson Station, formerly known as Market East, on Ash Wednesday.
Being outside for even a few minutes Monday morning was long enough for fingertips and ears to start burning from the chill.
“In really cold weather like this, the metal is so brittle, you can hit a bump the wrong way and break springs,” notes Hugh Snyderman, second-generation owner of a Gulf station in Old City Philadelphia.
The 2016 Democratic National Convention will be held in the Wells Fargo Center, but city officials expect the Pennsylvania Convention Center to get a lot of use.
The final signs were unveiled today at the Langhorne station, in Bucks County.
The Democratic convention has been held here twice previously, and the Republican convention six times.
Dr. Eugene Richardson shared his story with students and faculty at Penn Charter, describing how he first became interested in flying when he was just five years old.
Organizers hope the rally will help get a minimum wage hike on the agenda of the Pennsylvania Legislature.
Crews are on the scene of a water main break in the Kensington section of Philadelphia.
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.