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Jim Melwert

Jim MelwertJim 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.

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Eagles To Sell ‘A Few Thousand’ Tickets For Saturday’s Playoff Game

Tickets for Saturday night’s Eagles’ playoff game will go on sale to the general public Tuesday at 12 noon.

12/30/2013

Cancer survivor and heart-transplant recipient Derek Fitzgerald (Photo Provided)

Local Man First Cancer Survivor, Heart-Transplant Recipient To Complete Ironman Triathlon

It’s been a quite a year for the Harleysville man, who completed 140.6 miles of an Ironman triathlon….twice.

12/27/2013

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Nasty Weather Causes Minor Delays At Philadelphia International Airport

According to the FAA, due to low clouds and fog, some arrivals were seeing delays averaging about 30-minutes.

12/23/2013

SEPTA previously said that without adequate funding, its Media-Elwyn line would be eliminated by 2015. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

With State Funding In Place, SEPTA Ditches ‘Doomsday Plan’ To Start ‘Catching Up’

The new plan would double SEPTA’s capital improvements budget over the next 5 years, from $300-million to $600-million.

12/20/2013

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A Battle Over ‘Keep Christ In Christmas’ Boils Over In Pitman, New Jersey

An Atheist group protesting a Christmas sign in a South Jersey town is offering a reward after someone tried to light their billboard on fire.

12/19/2013

The town of Skippack, covered in snow on a Sunday during the Christmas shopping season. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Small Businesses Get Scrooged By Winter Weather

It might look like a Winter Wonderland outside, but rather than getting people into the Christmas shopping mood, the early bout of winter weather has really hurt small businesses.

12/18/2013

(Community members erected twelve crosses at a remembrance ceremony last July in Aurora, Colo., on the one-year anniversary of a movie theatre shooting in which 12 people were killed and more than 50 wounded in 2012.  Credit: Dana Romanoff/ Getty Images)

Mass Killings in America Slightly Down, Not Up, Report Shows

The term “mass killing” is defined as the murder of four or more people, not including the murderer.

12/16/2013

Snow comes down in Collegeville, PA, on Saturday. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Road Conditions Tricky In Snowy Northwestern Suburbs

The winter weather is making a mess of roads across the region, especially in the northwestern suburbs.

12/14/2013

Schuylkill Expressway snow. (credit: Ileana Diaz)

Tuesday Morning Commute Gets Blitzed By December’s Second Blizzard

Judging by the number of cars on the road at the height of rush hour, people either got an early start or stayed home.

12/10/2013

(Neshaminy High School, in file photo.)

Head Of Neshaminy School Board Resigns

Ritchie Webb, president of the Neshaminy School Board, has announced he’s stepping down.

12/03/2013

(Cooking wine for sale in a Philadelphia grocery store.  Credit: Jim Melwert)

Local Expert Warns of Underage Drinkers Consuming Cooking Wine

Some teens are turning to the grocery store to get drunk, buying cooking wine.

12/02/2013

(NJ Turnpike, in 2010 file photo)

With Eye On Storm, Holiday Travelers Hit The Road Early

Nearly half a million people from the Philadelphia area will travel 50-miles or more for Thanksgiving, with most of them saying they planned to leave tomorrow, according to AAA Mid Atlantic. But, a nasty weather forecast is changing some of those plans.

11/26/2013

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FCC To Consider Allowing Phone Calls On Flights

FCC’s chairman Tom Wheeler says the ban on talking on cell phones is out of date, so at their meeting next month, the commission will discuss allowing air travelers to make phone calls once the plane reaches 10,000 feet.

11/22/2013

SEPTA's Swarthmore Regional Rail station. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

SEPTA Riders Concerned About Pa. House’s Failed Vote On Transportation Funding

For most commuters who rely on SEPTA’s Media/Elwyn Regional Rail line, word of a failed house vote on transportation funding is concerning, as SEPTA has said it would have to stop service on this line in 2015 without additional funding.

11/19/2013

A surivor walks among the debris of houses destroyed by Super Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban in the eastern Philippine island of Leyte. (credit should read NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Filipino-Americans In Philadelphia Band Together To Help Victims Of Typhoon Haiyan

Filipino-American organizations in the Philadelphia metro area are mobilizing to send aid to the Philippines in the wake of the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan.

11/11/2013

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