Jim 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.
A 16-year-old girl was struck and killed by an SUV in Bensalem, Bucks County Wednesday morning.
In Camden, a “die-in” was held in front of the courthouse. A Philadelphia group blocked traffic on Broad Street.
Drivers needed cash today at Philadelphia parking kiosks, which refused to take credit or debit card payments.
Jerry Sandusky’s adopted son Matt spoke about his two abusive fathers at a Philadelphia conference on child abuse intervention.
It’s not even winter yet, but tickets go on sale today for a big event planned for the Delaware River next June.
Organizers say Philadelphia is one of 150 cities taking part in these demonstrations.
British conductor David Charles Abell, back in his hometown of Philadelphia to lead the Philly Pops’ “Christmas Spectacular,” toured his childhood home in East Mount Airy for the first time in decades.
Fifth- and sixth-graders at the Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School, at 17th and Vine, got a visit from musician Paul Jost to teach them the art of “scat” and body percussion.
The entertaining Christmas Price Index looks at what it would cost each year to buy all the items in the popular carol, “The 12 Days of Christmas.”
Called “Women as Founders,” it’s taking place at Mount St. Joseph Academy. The weeklong event includes presentations from students and alumnae.
“We have 400 patrol vehicles,” said Delco DA Jack Whelan. “Each will have one of these kits in their glove compartment.”
Philadelphia Ceasefire unveiled a 33-foot long Winnebago RV wrapped in the message “Stop. Shooting. People.”
The city is ready to host 60,000 spectators, 3,000 volunteers, and the 30,000 runners who are taking part in the weekend of events capped off by the full marathon and half-marathon on Sunday.
It’s Marathon weekend in Philadelphia, with tens of thousands of runners taking on the 26.2 miles of city street and much more.
It’s more than ten months away, but SEPTA is already preparing for the Pope’s visit next fall.