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.
Along Kelly Drive, a section of the bike path just east of Ferry Road looks like it was picked up and thrown down, big rocks from the stone wall that line the river are in the path.
Three drivers had to be rescued after getting stuck in flood waters on a notoriously flood-prone road in South Jersey.
Although the problem was south of Wilmington, trains to New York City and Boston saw the worst delays, the 5:15 a.m. to Boston didn’t leave 30th Street Station until close to 9 a.m.
Evesham Township Police are trying to identify the man they say installed surveillance equipment on an ATM machine, designed to steal people’s debit card information.
Parents who are behind on their child support payments can avoid jail time and other penalties if they come in to make payments or to work out payment plans.
Residents feel this stretch of Market Street hasn’t lived up to potential for years, and many residents say it’s a big win to get a destination store like Century 21 here.
Postal workers gather outside the distribution center in Northeast Philadlephia to protest a move by the US Postal Service to open service counters in Staples office supply stores.
A new plan from SEPTA could have the subway trains running overnight again – at least on the weekends.
A Chester County man, with 7 prior DUI’s, pleaded guilty Monday to a DUI crash that took the life of a 24-year-old man. Now, the victim’s family is working with the DA’s office to get stiffer penalties for repeat-DUI offenders.
A newly discovered computer bug has security experts scrambling. It’s called heartbleed and it affects what’s called openSSL.
For fans looking to see a lineup that featured fan favorite Chase Utley, they are going to be sorely disappointed. Hours before the game was set to start, Utley was sent home with the flu.
Stone was the first black columnist at the Philadelphia Daily News and was founding president of the National Association of Black Journalists.
Police tried to stop a 2003 Buick at 63rd and Vine in West Philadelphia because the window tints were too dark, but the driver took off.
Qatar Airlines is the flag carrier for the oil rich nation of Qatar, and the airline is rapidly expanding. “This is a huge deal for us,” PHL CEO Mark Gale said.
College students from across Pennsylvania are heading to Harrisburg today, to lobby lawmakers on debt relief for middle-income college students.