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.
You can follow Jim Melwert on Twitter @Melwert1060.
College students from across Pennsylvania are heading to Harrisburg today, to lobby lawmakers on debt relief for middle-income college students.
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.
The “Gift of Life” program — the nation’s leading organ donation program — based here in Philadlephia.
The fire started in the back of an ambulance inside Narberth Ambulance Station 313 on the 100-block of Sibley Avenue in Ardmore.
Police commissioner Ramsey says that whether the kids in the video realize it or not, they’re facing very serious charges.
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.
Police are searching for a suspect who allegedly stabbed an off duty officer and injured another man outside a Center City bar, last night.
Once hailed as a hero, a disgraced Philadelphia cop will learn his fate today, as it’s sentencing for former police officer Richard DeCoatsworth.
Winter may finally be on its way out, but it sure has left its mark.
With another storm bearing down on the region, emergency officials urging everyone to get ready.
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.
This survey comes during the coldest month of January in a decade.
With the frigid temperatures, SEPTA is taking steps to try to keep the system moving.
A 31-year-old man is critical condition, shot multiple times, after Philadelphia police say he pointed a gun at officers.
Philadelphia’s favorite son turns 308 today, with several celebrations planned in Old City.