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.
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.
Fears caused by the spread of Ebola are keeping two students out of Howard Yocum Elementary School in Maple Shade, New Jersey.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Members of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers spent part of the morning rallying outside of public schools across the city.
The incident took place about 12:15am at the La Catina bar, on the 6800 block of Market Street in Upper Darby.
A big cause of that distraction, according to research from the AAA foundation for traffic safety, is imperfect voice recognition systems.
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.
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).
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.
A report released by Amtrak says they would need to close each Hudson River tunnel for at least a year to make repairs.
“The Pocono Mountains is 2,400 square miles,” a spokeswoman points out, “so this region of northeast Pennsylvania is roughly the size of Delaware.” The search area is about ten square miles.
In a letter to residents here by the bridge when the construction began, the DRPA warned of high levels of noise during the sandblasting and painting of the bridge. That was scheduled to go through tomorrow, but the DRPA says they finished the painting on Sunday.