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.
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SEPTA’s board held a special meeting Monday in hopes of working out a new labor deal sooner with the two regional rail unions that staged a one-day strike back in June.
Some family and friends are already there, while others are heading upstate to see the game in person.
Kids from across the United States are joined by teams from Great Britain and Israel at the Maccabi Games, in Cherry Hill, for sports that include basketball, swimming, lacrosse, baseball, dance, tennis, and track & field.
Buses pulled out early this morning from the Philadelphia police training academy on State Road. Two classes of recruits headed to the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.
The National Mediation Board held a hearing with Septa and the two unions representing about 400 engineers and electrical workers on the Regional Rail lines.
The point, organizers say, is that if dozens of people can take time from their lives to go to Harrisburg, lawmakers can come back into session and take action on the $2-a-pack cigarette tax.
It happened around 11:20 p.m. Wednesday on the boulevard near F Street.
The Justice Department is suing the Pennsylvania State Police, saying its physical fitness tests discriminate against women.
A meeting was held today in Montgomery County to discuss ways to lower the unemployment rate of recent military veterans. Among the speakers, Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey.
Is it child abuse if someone leaves a toddler in a car to run into a store? That’s a question the New Jersey Supreme Court is going to take on.
SEPTA management and transit police are here at the East Falls stop along the Manayunk Norristown line, handing out pamphlets with safety tips.
Team Philly never trailed as they held on to beat Kentucky to win back-to-back Transplant Game basketball titles.
Adrian Nitkowski got a liver in 1998, the same year he met his wife, Ingrid, a heart transplant recipient.
Donor families — the family members of anyone who died and donated organs or tissue — are treated like royalty here at the Transplant Games, but the emotions can be overwhelming for first-timers.
As the Transplant Games continue in Houston, it was big day for Team Philly Sunday.