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.
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.
The race for Pennsylvania governor was one for the record books… and for the history books.
The restaurant will stay open for breakfast and lunch. The hotel will close its doors in June to prepare for the transition.
Commissioner Ramsey spoke with reporters Sunday night, a day after the murders of New York City police officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu.
Cherry Hill Police are investigating multiple pick pocket cases and subsequent frauds that occurred in recent weeks.
Diane DeBarri is now CEO of the Kintock Group, a nonprofit organization that runs halfway houses and other services.
A 16-year-old girl was struck and killed by an SUV in Bensalem, Bucks County Wednesday morning.
In Camden, a “die-in” was held in front of the courthouse. A Philadelphia group blocked traffic on Broad Street.
Drivers needed cash today at Philadelphia parking kiosks, which refused to take credit or debit card payments.
Jerry Sandusky’s adopted son Matt spoke about his two abusive fathers at a Philadelphia conference on child abuse intervention.
It’s not even winter yet, but tickets go on sale today for a big event planned for the Delaware River next June.
Organizers say Philadelphia is one of 150 cities taking part in these demonstrations.
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.
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.
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.”