Jim Melwert is the Suburban Bureau chief for KYW Newsradio 1060, based at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa.
A graduate of Perkiomen Valley High School, in Montgomery County, Melwert has a journalism degree from Temple University.
His professional career began in the KYW newsroom, as a desk assistant and production assistant.
After a stop at WKOK-AM in Sunbury, Pa., Melwert worked at the Radio Pennsylvania Network, in Harrisburg, as a reporter and as sports director. He returned to KYW Newsradio in 2007, as a general assignment reporter.
He has won numerous awards in his career, including from the Pennsylvania AP Broadcasters and the Philadelphia Press Association.
Melwert is also a living organ donor, having supplied a kidney to his aunt in 2006.
That certainly hasn’t slowed him down. Since he gave up one kidney, Jim has done an “Ironman” (2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride, and 26.2-mile run), a 10km swim, and several 5K swims and other triathlons.
Melwert lives with his wife and daughter in Collegeville, Pa.
Republican Ryan Costello’s announcement that he will not seek re-election to his Congressional seat in Chester County leaves the GOP in a bit of quandary.
A panel in Montgomery County discussed a recent report that takes a look at what effect rising charter school enrollment is having on school districts in the suburb.
The re-drawn district covers Delaware County, South Philadelphia, and part of Lower Merion in Montgomery County.
Joseph Miller, 37, broke down in tears as he told the court that he not only lost his wife but also his best friend.
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf was at a Main Line elementary school to announce the creation of a school safety task force.
A man posing as an up-and-coming country star has pleaded guilty to swindling a Montgomery County woman and her family out of a quarter million dollars.
Funding Pennsylvania State Police with transportation dollars is once again an issue.
The Bucks County man who killed a sheriff’s deputy in his fifth DUI will spend at least six-and-a-half years in prison.
Cosby‘s first trial ended in a mistrial with a hung jury last June.
GOP Leaders in the Pennsylvania State house are calling on a Delaware County lawmaker who is the subject of an investigation into allegations of sexual and physical violence to step down.
The owner of two Bucks County pawn shops is facing charges he was buying stolen goods and selling them.
Under the legislation, State Representative Todd Stephens says an immediate family member or law enforcement official could ask a judge to issue what’s called an extreme risk protection order.
Congressional candidates in Pennsylvania can start circulating nominating petitions Tuesday under the new map handed down last week by the state Supreme Court.
Montgomery County is planning to replace voting booths this year, and an event will give residents a chance to kick the tires of the potential replacements.
The race for the district that focuses on Montgomery County is a bit clearer Thursday morning — at least on the Democratic side.
The next round of court challenges in the Pennsylvania Congressional redistricting saga is getting underway.
In the prior map, Delaware County was split between the 7th and the 1st district, now the entire county is in the 5th.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has released the new map following its decision on what it called unconstitutional gerrymandering.
One state lawmaker equated it to “children turning in homework.”
Following the school shooting in South Florida, officials in Delaware County are reminding residents of steps they’ve taken in hopes of preventing a similar tragedy.
Stephen Schwarzman is the chairman and co-founder of Blackstone and a graduate of Abington High School.
Getting into the city for the parade was a challenge on Thursday morning.
Prosecutors have asked to be allowed to present 19 additional accusers at trial under what’s known as prior bad acts.
Bill Cosby’s lawyers admitted Monday that they wrongly accused prosecutors in his criminal sexual-assault case of withholding evidence — an assertion seething prosecutors blasted as “outrageous and reckless.”
The Supreme Court declined Monday a request from Pennsylvania Republicans to block a lower court ruling that ordered Pennsylvania to redraw congressional lines.
Pennsylvania’s Democratic Party chairman says he’s acceding to Gov. Tom Wolf’s request that he resign in the wake of his comments to a columnist about the party’s responses to sexual misconduct allegations against politicians.
Radnor Township police are investigating what they say appears to be a murder-suicide in Wayne.
Louis Demora of Croydon was sentenced to 17.5 to 40 years in state prison Tuesday.
In November, Phillips pleaded guilty to involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, aggravated indecent assault and other charges.
Andre Gary of Bear, Delaware pleaded guilty to drug delivery resulting in death in connection with the fatal overdose of 58-year-old Jaqueline Hearn of Abington.