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Jim Melwert

Jim MelwertJim 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.

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Widener students board a bus to Harrisburg. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Widener Students In Harrisburg To Lobby For College Debt Relief

College students from across Pennsylvania are heading to Harrisburg today, to lobby lawmakers on debt relief for middle-income college students.

04/01/2014

(A downed tree in Lansdowne, Pa.   File photo by Jim Melwert)

Advocates Urge Delaware Valley To Replant Trees Lost to Recent Storms

The worry is that after so many fallen trees and branches caused all kinds of headaches this winter, homeowners or communities may be hesitant to replant.

03/31/2014

(Credit: Jim Melwert)

‘Gift of Life’ Transplant Program Marks 40th Year With Call For More Donors

The “Gift of Life” program — the nation’s leading organ donation program — based here in Philadlephia.

03/31/2014

(Fire crews respond to a fire inside an EMS station in Ardmore. Photo by Jim Melwert)

Fire Destroys Ambulance Inside Ardmore EMS Station

The fire started in the back of an ambulance inside Narberth Ambulance Station 313 on the 100-block of Sibley Avenue in Ardmore.

03/28/2014

(Surveillance video image  provided by Phila. PD)

Ramsey: Teen Suspects In Brick Attack Will Learn ‘It’s Not Funny’

Police commissioner Ramsey says that whether the kids in the video realize it or not, they’re facing very serious charges.

03/25/2014

(Branches placed curbside for collection along Cynwyd Circle in Bala Cynwyd.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Lower Merion Township To Collect Tree Branches Felled By Winter Weather

This isn’t the first time Lower Merion has done a special pick-up of tree debris, but township officials say it will rival the Hurricane Sandy cleanup.

03/24/2014

An off-duty police officer was taken to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital after being stabbed. (credit: Jenn Bernstein)

Off-Duty Officer Stabbed Outside Bar In Center City

Police are searching for a suspect who allegedly stabbed an off duty officer and injured another man outside a Center City bar, last night.

03/21/2014

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Disgraced Former Hero Cop DeCoatsworth Awaits Sentencing

Once hailed as a hero, a disgraced Philadelphia cop will learn his fate today, as it’s sentencing for former police officer Richard DeCoatsworth.

03/12/2014

(A tree came to rest on the roof of a home on Silver Avenue in Willow Grove, Pa.   Photo by Brad Segall)

Local Insurance Adjusters See 2014 Winter Weather As Costliest in a Decade

Winter may finally be on its way out, but it sure has left its mark.

03/10/2014

(credit: Evelyn Porretta)

Residents Prepare For Another Winter Blast

With another storm bearing down on the region, emergency officials urging everyone to get ready.

02/12/2014

(The Philadelphia winners of AAA's top "five diamond" rating for 2014 were announced at a luncheon at the Rittenhouse Hotel.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Two Philadelphia Hotels Retain Top Rating in AAA Annual Survey

Only three establishments in the Philadelphia area were awarded AAA’s “five diamonds” for 2014: the Four Seasons, the Rittenhouse Hotel, and the Fountain Restaurant at the Four Seasons.

02/10/2014

(Homeless people huddle under a highway overpass on the edge of Old City Philadelphia.  File photo by Dawn Pratson)

Volunteers Fan Out Across Philadelphia, Reaching Out To Homeless in Frigid Weather

This survey comes during the coldest month of January in a decade.

01/30/2014

SEPTA riders at the Norristown Transportation Center wait in frigid temperatures for a Regional Rail train. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

SEPTA Moves Proactively To Combat Cold, Keep System Running

With the frigid temperatures, SEPTA is taking steps to try to keep the system moving.

01/28/2014

photo credit: Jim Melwert

Police Involved Shooting Lands Man In Critical Condition

A 31-year-old man is critical condition, shot multiple times, after Philadelphia police say he pointed a gun at officers.

01/27/2014

(One of the few things the real Ben Franklin never did: visit the KYW Newsradio studios for an interview!  That's Robert DeVitis, who portrays the Founding Father.  Photo by Ed Fischer)

Happy Birthday, Ben! Philadelphia’s Favorite Son Turns 308

Philadelphia’s favorite son turns 308 today, with several celebrations planned in Old City.

01/17/2014

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