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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(credit: Derek Fitzgerald)

Montgomery County Cancer Survivor Celebrates Spot In Major Endurance Event

41-year-old Fitzgerald is celebrating word that he’s won a spot at the starting line for the 2015 Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii in October.

12/30/2014

File Photo: President Barack Obama and now PA Governor Tom Wolf at a rally at the Liacouras Center at Temple University in Philadelphia on November 2, 2014. (File photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Year In Review: A New Governor Elected In Pa.

The race for Pennsylvania governor was one for the record books… and for the history books.

12/27/2014

The Fountain Restaurant at the Four Seasons. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Last Call For Center City Fine-Dining Restaurant

The restaurant will stay open for breakfast and lunch. The hotel will close its doors in June to prepare for the transition.

12/26/2014

(File photo - Credit: CBS3)

Philly’s Top Cop Weighs In On Shooting Deaths Of Two NYC Police Officers

Commissioner Ramsey spoke with reporters Sunday night, a day after the murders of New York City police officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu.

12/22/2014

12/16/2014  incident at the Christmas Tree Shops. (Credit: Cherry Hill Police)

Cherry Hill Police Investigating Multiple Pick Pocket Cases

Cherry Hill Police are investigating multiple pick pocket cases and subsequent frauds that occurred in recent weeks.

12/19/2014

(Photo provided by Kintock Group)

Reflecting Decades of Integrity, Local Nonprofit Leader Awarded Presidential Pardon

Diane DeBarri is now CEO of the Kintock Group, a nonprofit organization that runs halfway houses and other services.

12/18/2014

The scene where a 16-year-old girl was stuck and killed by an SUV Wednesday morning. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Community Mourns Loss Of 16-Year-Old Girl Struck, Killed By SUV In Bucks County

A 16-year-old girl was struck and killed by an SUV in Bensalem, Bucks County Wednesday morning.

12/17/2014

(A demonstration against racism at the federal building in Camden.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Philadelphia ‘Die-In’ Causes Gridlock; Camden Demonstration More Orderly

In Camden, a “die-in” was held in front of the courthouse. A Philadelphia group blocked traffic on Broad Street.

12/12/2014

(A Philadelphia Parking Authority payment kiosk shows a "network failed" message during a period when PPA kiosks were unable to process credit card payments.  Photo by KYW's Jim Melwert)

Philadelphia Parking Authority Fixes Its Kiosks’ Credit Card Glitch

Drivers needed cash today at Philadelphia parking kiosks, which refused to take credit or debit card payments.

12/08/2014

(Philadelphia Children's Alliance executive director Christine Kirchner listens as child abuse victim Matt Sandusky shares his story.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Sandusky’s Son Speaks About Abusive Childhood

Jerry Sandusky’s adopted son Matt spoke about his two abusive fathers at a Philadelphia conference on child abuse intervention.

12/05/2014

Tall Ship File Photo (Credit: Randall E. Scott)

Get Your Tickets Now For Next Summer’s Tall Ships Festival On The Delaware River

It’s not even winter yet, but tickets go on sale today for a big event planned for the Delaware River next June.

12/05/2014

(Credit: Jim Melwert)

Fast Food Workers Protest For Better Wages Outside North Philly McDonald’s

Organizers say Philadelphia is one of 150 cities taking part in these demonstrations.

12/04/2014

David Charles Abell talking with Amber Gay, whose family now owns the home on E. Gowen Ave, near Stenton Ave. (credit: Jim Melwert)

Celebrated Conductor Now Based In London Tours Childhood Home In Philadelphia

British conductor David Charles Abell, back in his hometown of Philadelphia to lead the Philly Pops’ “Christmas Spectacular,” toured his childhood home in East Mount Airy for the first time in decades.

12/03/2014

(Photo by Jim Melwert)

In Center City, Schoolkids Get An Expert View of Singing and Musicmaking

Fifth- and sixth-graders at the Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School, at 17th and Vine, got a visit from musician Paul Jost to teach them the art of “scat” and body percussion.

12/02/2014

(PEAR TREES? PARTRIDGES?   A PNC Bank lobby in center city Philadelphia  is decorated for the holidays.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

’12 Days of Christmas’ Gift List Shows Slight Hike in Prices

The entertaining Christmas Price Index looks at what it would cost each year to buy all the items in the popular carol, “The 12 Days of Christmas.”

12/02/2014

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