Jim 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.
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.
Temple University’s School of Media and Communication inducted five alumni into its Hall of Fame Friday including John Oates, part of the legendary rock duo Hall and Oates.
Firefighters extinguished a fire that broke out inside the King of Prussia Mall early Wednesday morning.
The iPhone 6 is now available, which of course means people are camping out and waiting in long lines all over trying to get their hands on one.
A June inspection found damage to several gusset plates — the steel sheets that connect trusses.
A multi-million dollar grant is being put toward a study to make much-needed improvements to the Roosevelt Boulevard.
On a beautiful day for a walk, hundreds of people — decked out in pink — started their 60-mile, three-day journey.
Bucks County residents who were killed in the attacks are being remembered at the Garden of Reflection.
The survey from careerbuilder.com finds men are more likely than women to be interested in being the boss, by a ratio of 40% to 29%.
Laurie Friedman, who lives in West Philadlephia, had tears in her eyes as she read letters written by students begging state lawmakers to increase funding for the city’s schools.
Depending how you look at, Philadelphia is either dead last among big cities, or number one for having the worst drivers.
Commuters from Delaware were able to use I-495 North to get to work this morning for the first Monday in months.
It’s a big game for the Taney Dragons. A win punches Taney’s ticket to the US finals game on Saturday.