He started out as a desk assistant in the newsroom in 2001, when he graduated from Temple University with a degree in journalism.
After a brief stint with a radio station in Sunbury, Pa. in 2003, Jim moved to Harrisburg to become sports director at the Radio Pennsylvania Network.
While at Radio Pennsylvania, Jim provided live updates for KYW Newsradio from Penn State football games.
The highlights of his radio career include covering the implosion of Veterans Stadium, the 2006 MLB All-Star Game in Pittsburgh, Smarty Jones’ run at the Triple Crown, and Penn State’s triple-overtime thriller over Florida State in the 2006 Orange Bowl.
Jim made his return to KYW Newsradio as a reporter in May, 2007.
Jim’s proudest moment came in 2006, when he donated one of his kidneys to his aunt.
A 1993 graduate of Perkiomen Valley High School, Melwert is happiest when he’s in the pool playing water polo or competing in triathlons. He’s also a big fan of the local sports teams.
Jim lives in Collegeville, Pa, with his two dogs, Rudy and Barry.
Connect with Jim Melwert on Twitter: @Melwert1060
It’s triathlon weekend in Philadelphia, and Sunday’s race is drawing several of the top professional triathletes in the country, including one who calls this his “hometown race.”
As security at big races around the country gets tighter, it’s getting tighter here too.
Police say it appears the cyclist lost control of his bike, crashed and impaled himself on a metal fence on Black Road, near MLK Drive.
“This won’t give us the satisfaction that there will never be another police shooting, that’s not the point,” Ramsey said outside police headquarters. “The point is to make sure I’m providing my officers with all the tools they need to be effective in their jobs.
Among the new rules this season, only small clutch bags will be permitted inside the stadium.
The License and Inspections inspector who last visited the site of last week’s building collapse in center city has committed suicide, according to police.
Mothers of children in the Philadlephia School District are heading to Harrisburg today, armed with thousands of letters from students in hopes of urging lawmakers to support additional funding for the city’s public schools.
There were local detours in the area and several businesses weren’t able to open immediately this morning. But, police have now given the all-clear.
Cecil B. Moore’s military, legal, and political careers are depicted in a new mural at the Cecil B. Moore stop of Septa’s Broad Street line in North Philadelphia.
Under current regulations, adult lungs go priority to patients over the age of 12.
According to the forecast, today’s temperatures are going to make this the first official heat-wave of 2013.
“Listen, I’ve also had a lot of cops get shot and killed since I’ve been in Philadelphia, so I do believe there are a lot of threats and dangerous situations they find themselves in,” the Philadelphia police commissioner said.
Shore towns up and down the New Jersey coast celebrated the start of Memorial Day weekend with a huge ribbon cutting this morning.
Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey says the investigation is underway into two separate police-involved shootings last night, that left two men dead.
Thomas Nestel: “Our soon-to-be close friend, Benji Teague Jr is wanted for multiple phone snatches.”