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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(Some equipment used by the Gloucester Township police department for today's exercise.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Surprisingly Timely, A Child-Abduction Exercise Is Held in Gloucester County, NJ

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.

11/06/2014

File Photos of Tom Corbett and Tom Wolf.  (Corbett photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images, Wolf File Photo by Tony Romeo/KYW)

Corbett Concedes Pa. Governor’s Race, Thanks Supporters

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.

11/04/2014

File photos of Governor Tom Corbett and his challenger, Tom Wolf. (Credit for file photos of Corbett and Wolf: Tony Romeo/KYW)

After Expensive Race For PA’s Top Office, Corbett And Wolf Find Out If The Money Pays Off

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.

11/04/2014

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Monday Morning SEPTA Commuters Breathe Easy After Tentative Deal Is Reached With Union

SEPTA riders who feared a strike were breathing a sigh of relief Monday as they headed back to work and school.

11/03/2014

(Penn State's board of trustees meets on Ocotber 28, 2014.  Image from Penn State TV)

Divided Penn State Trustees Set Aside Report Critical of School’s Handling of Sandusky Case

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.

10/28/2014

(A home along Bridle Drive, near the Neshaminy Creek, that was lifted 14 feet in the air.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Ten-Year Bucks County Flood Mitigation Project Draws To A Close

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.

10/28/2014

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Nutter Urges End To Standoff Between Parking Authority and ‘Uber’ Service

The Philadelphia Parking Authority cracked down over the weekend, impouding six vehicles and fining the drivers $1,000 each.

10/27/2014

File Photo (credit: Matt Rivers)

SEPTA Trolley, Bus, Subway Operators Give Union Leadership Authorization To Strike

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.

10/26/2014

(Pa. state senator LeAnna Washington leaves her preliminary hearing in Abington, Pa.   March 26th file photo by Brad Segall)

Guilty Plea Coming from Pa. State Senator LeAnna Washington

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.

10/24/2014

(Diane McGowan, founder of the MARTIN Foundation, in yellow, testifies about the importance of flu shots.  A picture of her late son, Martin, is projected on the wall.   Photo by Jim Melwert)

In Montco, Pa. Lawmakers Shine Spotlight on Importance of Flu Vaccinations

“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.

10/23/2014

(Photo by Jim Melwert)

Philadelphia Help-to-College Program Reaches Milestone

The 25th anniversary edition of the “Step Up to College Guide” was released today, with a pep rally for students at Northeast High School.

10/22/2014

(Photo by Jim Melwert)

For The Visiting Under-30 Crowd, A Traditional Philadelphia Eye-Opener

“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.

10/21/2014

The Temple University marching band at the Art Museum. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Forbes Summit Entrepreneurs Take On 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.

10/21/2014

Howard Yocum Elementary School in Mapleshade, NJ. (credit: Jim Melwert)

Ebola Fears Keep Two Children Out Of South Jersey Elementary School

Fears caused by the spread of Ebola are keeping two students out of Howard Yocum Elementary School in Maple Shade, New Jersey.

10/20/2014

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Need A Ride Home In An Emergency? A DVRPC Program Can Help

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.

10/15/2014

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