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.
The decision was handed down on Tuesday in a Montgomery County courtroom for a preliminary hearing on the sexual assault charges that stem from a 2004 incident at Cosby’s Cheltenham Mansion.
While there is the chance Bill Cosby’s accuser could take the stand, under Pennsylvania law, the case could move forward with prosecutors simply relying on testimony from detectives based on Andrea Constand’s statement to police back in 2005.
As the weather warms up – and hopefully dries out – we’ll all spend more time outdoors, that has medical officials turning their attention to raise awareness of Lyme Disease.
Excitement is building for a new bike and pedestrian bridge that will connect Valley Forge park and the Schuylkill River Trail.
Traffic jams, parking, an over-taxed public transit system. All factors of our daily commutes. And, as they go unaddressed, a continued drag on the economy and productivity.
Two groups set out for Valley Forge National Historic Park, one from Montgomery and one from Chester County.
57-year-old Kevin Rebbie is sentenced to 20-years in prison, followed by 20-years of supervised release, after he admitted to hiding the camera in a bathroom.
A former Penn professor who beat his wife to death while she was wrapping Christmas presents will serve his full prison term.
Smoking in common areas in county housing authority properties has been banned since 2009, now the agency is banning smoking inside units.
A group of residents in Whitemarsh Township are in a fight to save about ten acres of open land with history that dates back to the 1700’s.
Cherie Amoore sobbed throughout Thursday’s hearing, as video of her taking the baby was shown.
The amendments approved by the county commissioners also ban drones in the parks.
The Villanova estate of the Haas family – as in “Rohm and Haas” – is being donated to a land conservation group to become a public garden.
About 60 centenarians – people 100 years old or older — will gather at Dock Woods retirement community for the 7th annual Montgomery County Centenarians Luncheon.
From 2009-to-2014 the number of heroin overdose deaths jumped 72-percent, with 105 deaths just in Montgomery County alone.