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.
In the training scenario set up in conjunction with the New Jersey State Police and the FBI, a ten-year-old girl is missing, last seen talking to a man in a nearby park.
It wasn’t much of a party for Governor Corbett, his election headquarters had only a few hundred people in a small ballroom in a hotel in downtown Pittsburgh.
According to polls, a 60-year-trend could end with this race, as since 1954 the Pennsylvania governor office’s has alternated parties every 8 years.
SEPTA riders who feared a strike were breathing a sigh of relief Monday as they headed back to work and school.
Penn State University’s board of trustees today voted down a proposal that would have taken a closer look at the Freeh Report -– the 2012 investigation that examined how the university handled the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.
More than ten years and $27 million later, one of Bucks County’s largest-ever flood mitigation projects has come to end with a ceremony along the Neshaminy Creek.
The Philadelphia Parking Authority cracked down over the weekend, impouding six vehicles and fining the drivers $1,000 each.
Members of SEPTA’s largest labor union – which represents subway, bus, and trolley operators – have voted to give its leadership the authorization to call a strike.
Her lawyers say they will meet on Monday to confirm the details and expect to formally enter Washington’s guilty plea on Thursday or Friday of next week.
“It was my decision not to get him vaccinated, and as a mom I will always live with that,” said Diane McGowan (in yellow), whose son Martin died after contracting influenza.
The 25th anniversary edition of the “Step Up to College Guide” was released today, with a pep rally for students at Northeast High School.
“What better way to start the day than the traditional Philly way,” said Forbes editor Randall Lane, who took part in the run up the art museum steps.
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.