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.
“Now people come in, they check in with someone and then they go through the store and shop, and they pick their own food,” explains Liz Peteraf with Catholic Social Services.
As Pa. Budget Stalemate Continues, Delaware County Explores Ways To Keep Covering For Commonwealth To Pay For Human Services
With the state-budget stalemate poised to enter a sixth month, Delaware County is sending a letter to human-services providers, letting them know the county will have to stop paying them effective December 1st, and no further payments will be made until a state budget is passed.
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A Montgomery County jury has found a Lower Pottsgrove woman guilty on all counts of burning down the home of a police officer who lived next door.
Fifty-two-year-old Donna Krupp’s defense attorney, John Fioravanti argues Krupp was in bed with her husband when this fire started.
In a surprising twist, defendant Donna Krupp took the stand in her own trial and said she didn’t set the fire that burned her detective-neighbor’s house down.
Jury Hears Testimony From Defendant’s Son, Husband In Trial Of Woman Accused Of Burning Down Officer’s Home
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The first witness called by the prosecution: Christine Morris, the wife of Limerick Township police detective Ernie Morris.
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The ceremony was held Wednesday at Valley Forge National Historical Park.
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