Jim Melwert

Jim Melwert

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.

You can follow Jim Melwert on Twitter @JMelwert.


Montgomery County Rolls Out New App In Effort To Save Lives

Montgomery County Commissioner Val Arkoosh says the county is the first in southeastern Pennsylvania to roll out the PulsePoint Respond app.


Former Montgomery County Gymnastics Instructor Pleads Guilty To Molesting Young Girl

Thirty-three-year-old Daniel Erb pleaded guilty to Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse with a child under 13 and two counts of Endangering the Welfare of Child.


Bill Cosby

12 Jurors Selected In Cosby Sex Assault Case

Seven men and five women from Allegheny County will be bused from Pittsburgh to Norristown for what is expected to be a two-week trial.


Two Men Dead After Overdosing On Heroin At Recovery House

Another example of the horrific power of opioids: A pair of overdose deaths at an addiction facility in Chester County.


Bill Cosby Court

Cosby Trial: 3 White Men, 2 White Women Selected For Jury So Far

Testimony in Bill Cosby’s sex assault trial is scheduled to begin in two weeks in Montgomery County.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/22/2017

Valley Forge

Push In Suburbs To Get Residents To Bike To Work More

Montgomery County Commissioner Val Arkoosh says in her county, 400,000 people live within 15 minutes of their work, but less than 1 percent commute by bicycle.


MontCo Begins Repairs On Several Bridges Thanks To Registration Fee

Montgomery County is starting the process of repairing several county bridges that have been listed structurally deficient for years.


Montco DA’s Office Releases Findings Of Grand Jury Investigation Into Opioid Epidemic

The grand jury put out six recommendations ranging from making more beds available for treatment to bringing back mandatory minimum sentences for dealers.


Police: Man Scams Woman Out Of Retirement Fund After Meeting Her On Christian Dating Website

West Whiteland Township Police Detective Scott Pezick says a West Chester woman met a man on dating website ChristianMingle.com.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/16/2017

Ryan Costello

Google Teaches Middle School Students Basics Of Coding

Pottstown Middle School hosted Google’s CS First Roadshow, a hands-on demonstration that lets kids program their own story.


Norristown Woman Sentenced In Stabbing Of Stepfather

24-year-old Shakira Hayward stabbed her step-father, Kenneth Bullock, in the back of his calf following an argument that started because Hayward felt he was tying up the bathroom.


Forum In Montgomery County Focuses On Preventing Suicides Among First Responders

A forum in Montgomery County focused on preventing suicide among emergency responders.


Former Norristown Attorney Convicted Of Raping Client Gets Lengthy Prison Sentence

Vincent Cirillo will spend at least a decade in prison after being convicted of raping his client while she was passed out drunk.


If Someone Dies After Signing Waiver, Does That Prevent Their Family From Suing?

The case centers on Derek Valentino who died during the swim portion of the 2010 Philadelphia Triathlon.


No Charges Against Philly Officer Who Shot Husband Outside Bucks County Home

The April 18th shooting was ruled self-defense. But the husband is now facing charges of domestic abuse.


Lawyer Accused Of Stealing From Clients With Special Needs To Stand Trial

Patrick Bradley’s case moves to Common Pleas court.


35 Suburban Municipalities Team Up To Buy New LED Street Lights

More than 26,000 new street lights will be installed in each of the four suburban counties in a cooperative effort headed up by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission.


Man Gets Life Sentence For Deadly Shooting Stemming From Toys For Tots Dispute

A Montgomery County judge has found 72-year-old Leroy Clark guilty of first degree murder.


Montco Townships Look To Use Tax Credit For Volunteer First Responders

Some Montgomery county communities are moving forward on recent state law that allows municipalities to offer tax credits to first responders.


Man, 72, Pleads Guilty To Murder In Dispute That Started Over Toys For Tots

It’s up to a judge if Clark is guilty of 1st or 3rd degree murder, or if he is guilty but mentally ill.


Bucks County Launches Gun Safety Campaign In Memory Of Milford Toddler

A Bucks County man whose two-year-old son shot and killed himself was a key speaker at an announcement of free locks to all gun owners.


Ambler Man Convicted In Shooting Deaths Of Mother, Boyfriend

Joshua Trunk held his head in his hands as the judge handed down consecutive life sentences, mandatory as Trunk was convicted on two counts of first degree murder.


David Faust

Pennsylvania Funeral Director Accused Of Forging Death Certificates

The investigation turned up seven alleged forgeries.


Trial Begins In Shooting Death Of Mother, Boyfriend In Ambler

A double-murder trial is underway in Montgomery County for a man accused of shooting his mother and her boyfriend, point-blank, as they slept inside their Ambler apartment last summer.


Lower Merion School District Loses Appeal In Tax Case

Lower Merion School District has lost an appeal of a court ruling that calls into question the amount the district has raised taxes over the past decade.


Montco Woman Pleads Guilty To Fatally Shooting Ex-Husband

A North Wales woman pleads guilty to murdering her ex-husband, in what her attorney says was the result of years of abuse.


Man Sentenced For Fatal Shooting In Montgomeryville Church

The Lansdale man convicted of Voluntary Manslaughter for a deadly shooting inside a Montgomeryville church last spring will spend at least a decade behind bars.


Man Convicted In Deadly Montgomery County Church Shooting To Be Sentenced

Forty-six-year-old Mark Storms faces up to 22 years in prison as he was convicted of Voluntary Manslaughter and Recklessly Endangering Another Person.


Recent State Law Has Become Key Tool In Fight Against Domestic Abuse

Depending which dictionary you use, the word “strangulation” is often defined as fatal. But under a recent Pennsylvania law, it does not always result.


Montgomery County Public Defender Office Gets New Artwork

The walls in the Montgomery County Public Defender Office aren’t so bare, thanks to an organization that’s found a creative way to help fund the arts.



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