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 @Melwert1060.


Edward McCann, Jr. sworn in as First Assistant District Attorney by Judge Risa Ferman along side District Attorney Kevin Steele. (credit: Jim Melwert/KYW)

Montgomery County’s New First Assistant District Attorney Is Sworn In

Montgomery County’s new First Assistant District Attorney is sworn in, officially making the move across the county-line from Philadelphia.

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Judge Denies Motion To Dismiss Case Against Cosby

At this time, no decision has been made and the hearing continues with more witnesses.



Cosby Back In Montgomery County Court For Day 2 Of Sex Assault Hearing

Attorneys for the 78-year-old comedian claim the charges are based on a deposition from a civil trial in 2005, which they say is protected by a so-called “non-prosecution agreement” with then-District Attorney Bruce Castor.


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New Survey Shows Hiring Surge Expected In Bucks County

A survey from a Bucks County employment service finds employers in the area expect a hiring increase this year.


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Area Ski Slopes Dealing With Tricky Winter

First, an unseasonably warm December. Then upwards of 30-inches of snow.


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Norristown’s Municipal Administrator Responds To Critics Of Their Snow Removal

He says there are 52 miles of roads in the 3.4 square miles of Norristown, but he says all streets were opened by midweek.


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Accused Chesco Drug Dealer Wanted On Witness Intimidation Charges In Custody

The Chester County District Attorney’s office says 25-year-old Kenneth “War” Wylie turned himself in.


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Suburbs Also Impacted By Supreme Court Ruling On Juvenile Life Sentences

The ruling will have a huge impact on Philadelphia, but is also affecting suburban counties.


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Man Faces Charges In Connection With Schuylkill Canal Crash

A 21-year-old Montgomery County man is facing Vehicular Homicide charges after he allegedly drove a car into the Schuylkill Canal in Upper Providence Township, killing two people.


Roger McBribe enters District Court for a preliminary hearing on charges, including 3rd degree murder. (credit: Jim Melwert)

Delaware County Man Waives Preliminary Hearing In Shooting Death Of Friend

Roger McBride faces several charges, including Third Degree Murder in the shooting death of 33-year-old Jami Vincent.


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REMINDER: Keep Windshield Wipers Clear Of Snow, Ice Buildup

As you clean off your car and get ready to head out, a reminder to free up the windshield wipers from any ice or snow.


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Local Man Pleads Guilty To Charges Of Animal Cruelty

A Montgomery county man has pleaded guilty to cruelty to animals in connection with the starvation death of a German Shepherd, and it’s not the first time he’s been accused of neglecting an animal.



Man Accused Of Killing Girlfriend Said They Had “Romeo And Juliet” Style Suicide Pact

A Phoenixville man who allegedly told police he and his girlfriend planned to die, in his words, in “Romeo and Juliet” style, is now facing First Degree Murder and other serious charges.


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Montco Judge Decides Focus Of Hearing For Bill Cosby As He Fights Sexual Assault Charges

As comedian Bill Cosby prepares his defense to sex assault charges in Montgomery County, a judge says the hearing scheduled for February 2 will be limited specifically to the issues regarding a non-prosecution agreement.


Montgomery County Board of Commissioners hold a press conference on January 22, 2016. (credit: Jim Melwert)

Snow Preparations Underway In Suburban Counties

Montgomery County commissioner Josh Shapiro says as they look at the forecast for snow amounts, they’re preparing for the worst while hoping for the best.



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