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.
Jim has served as sports director at the Radio Pennsylvania Network, covering the major sports stories around the state.
In his free time, Jim enjoys swimming and triathlon. He’s done a 10k swim in the Hudson River, and completed the Ironman Lake Placid in 2012.
Jim says his proudest moment came in 2006, when he donated a kidney to his aunt.
You can follow Jim Melwert on Twitter @Melwert1060.
A new York couple claims in a lawsuit that Revel Casino-Hotel’s slots promotion this summer was misleading and illegal.
The governor said it could be days before the fire is 100-percent out.
On this the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks, law enforcement officials spent the morning greeting riders along the SEPTA transit system.
Philadelphia police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide in which a little boy was killed.
Teachers say while the contract is a concern, the bigger concern is how understaffed schools could be after thousands of teachers, counselors and other staff were laid off earlier this year.
Hundreds of union workers and labor supporters gathered Monday for the 26th annual Labor Day rally and parade on Penn’s Landing.
Friday is getaway day for many on the Labor Day holiday weekend, as they seek out one last summer adventure.
The union representing thousands of transit workers in Philadlephia says they’re starting contract talks with Septa well in advance of the expiration date of their current contract.
School board members, parents, school super-intendants, and the teachers’ union voiced their displeasure at a hearing Monday.
Gov. Chris Christie is signing a bill barring licensed therapists from trying to turn gay teenagers straight, making New Jersey the second state to ban so-called conversion therapy.
Officer Edward Davies, who was shot Tuesday, went under the knife again for a second surgery to help save his life.
Two people died at the scene, another was flown to the hospital but died of his wounds. A woman was in critical condition after undergoing surgery from her wounds.
Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small says the woman fell from a 12th floor balcony on the south side of the building, landing on a fourth-floor balcony.
A group of women from the Philadelphia Archdiocese are heading to Washington, D.C. today for a small rally against a part of the Affordable Care Act that mandates contraception coverage for women.
The mother of Trayvon Martin will speak today at the National Urban League meeting in Philadelphia.