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.
Montgomery County’s new First Assistant District Attorney is sworn in, officially making the move across the county-line from Philadelphia.
At this time, no decision has been made and the hearing continues with more witnesses.
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.
A survey from a Bucks County employment service finds employers in the area expect a hiring increase this year.
First, an unseasonably warm December. Then upwards of 30-inches of snow.
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.
The Chester County District Attorney’s office says 25-year-old Kenneth “War” Wylie turned himself in.
The ruling will have a huge impact on Philadelphia, but is also affecting suburban counties.
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 McBride faces several charges, including Third Degree Murder in the shooting death of 33-year-old Jami Vincent.
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.
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.
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.
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 commissioner Josh Shapiro says as they look at the forecast for snow amounts, they’re preparing for the worst while hoping for the best.