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.
The iPhone 6 is now available, which of course means people are camping out and waiting in long lines all over trying to get their hands on one.
A June inspection found damage to several gusset plates — the steel sheets that connect trusses.
A multi-million dollar grant is being put toward a study to make much-needed improvements to the Roosevelt Boulevard.
On a beautiful day for a walk, hundreds of people — decked out in pink — started their 60-mile, three-day journey.
Bucks County residents who were killed in the attacks are being remembered at the Garden of Reflection.
The survey from careerbuilder.com finds men are more likely than women to be interested in being the boss, by a ratio of 40% to 29%.
Laurie Friedman, who lives in West Philadlephia, had tears in her eyes as she read letters written by students begging state lawmakers to increase funding for the city’s schools.
Depending how you look at, Philadelphia is either dead last among big cities, or number one for having the worst drivers.
Commuters from Delaware were able to use I-495 North to get to work this morning for the first Monday in months.
It’s a big game for the Taney Dragons. A win punches Taney’s ticket to the US finals game on Saturday.
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.