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.
Tickets for Saturday night’s Eagles’ playoff game will go on sale to the general public Tuesday at 12 noon.
It’s been a quite a year for the Harleysville man, who completed 140.6 miles of an Ironman triathlon….twice.
According to the FAA, due to low clouds and fog, some arrivals were seeing delays averaging about 30-minutes.
The new plan would double SEPTA’s capital improvements budget over the next 5 years, from $300-million to $600-million.
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.
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.
The term “mass killing” is defined as the murder of four or more people, not including the murderer.
The winter weather is making a mess of roads across the region, especially in the northwestern suburbs.
Judging by the number of cars on the road at the height of rush hour, people either got an early start or stayed home.
Ritchie Webb, president of the Neshaminy School Board, has announced he’s stepping down.
Some teens are turning to the grocery store to get drunk, buying cooking wine.
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.
FCC’s chairman Tom Wheeler says the ban on talking on cell phones is out of date, so at their meeting next month, the commission will discuss allowing air travelers to make phone calls once the plane reaches 10,000 feet.
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.
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.