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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.

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The 'Safe Schools Summit' at Neumann University in Delaware County. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Annual ‘Safe Schools Summit’ Focuses On Crowd Safety For Upcoming Papal Visit

The program is called “Keeping Children Safe In Crowds,” with a focus on safety and security during the World Meeting of Families and the Papal visit in September.

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(Marcel Johnson, 22, is charged with the November 2013 death of 22-year-old Ebony Talley.)

Trial Opens in 2013 Levittown, Pa. Murder of Woman and Four-Year-Old

Bucks County assistant district attorney Matt Weintraub says he is confident the evidence will show defendant Marcel Johnson was the murderer.

05/27/2015

(Marcel Johnson, 22, is charged with the November 2013 death of 22-year-old Ebony Talley.)

Opening Statements Today In Trial Of Man Charged In Killing Of Pregnant Woman And Toddler In Bucks County

22-year-old Marcel Johnson is charged with two counts of criminal homicide and one count of criminal homicide of an unborn child.

05/27/2015

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West Chester Family Sues Ikea After Toddler Crushed By Toppled Dresser

Curren Collas was killed last February in his West Chester home when a 136-pound, six-drawer Ikea dresser tipped over on him.

05/26/2015

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Redevelopment Plan For Willow Grove Air Base Inches Forward

“This is a gigantic step forward for us,” says Horsham Land Redevelopment Authority (HLRA) director Mike McGee of the newly signed negotiating agreement.

05/26/2015

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Montgomery County Loan Helping Popular Flourtown Farmers’ Market Relocate

The Flourtown Farmers Market now has a new home, thanks in part to a low-interest loan from Montgomery County.

05/22/2015

Emergency crews were out on the Schuylkill River in Montgomery County to practice drills in the case of an oil spill from a train derailment. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Montco Emergency Crews Practice Drills In Case Train Derailment Causes Oil Spill

Training this week has emergency crews doing a “what-if” for potential disasters along suburban rail lines.

05/22/2015

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Pottstown Man, Saved From Gang Assassination, Charged With Drug-Induced Felonies

The same day the 30+ gang member arrests were announced, Morgalo was himself arrested. Witnesses say he climbed onto a UPS truck and forced the driver to flee.

05/21/2015

(Participants in the 2014 GirlSTEM conference.  Photo provided)

Bucks County Conference Aims To Give Girls A Leg Up in ‘STEM’ Careers

STEM, of course, stands for science, technology, engineering, and math.

05/20/2015

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Upstart Challenger Prevails in GOP Primary For Montco Commissioners

It was a surprise victory, as the 26-year-old ran without the backing of the county’s Republican Party and held small gatherings inside the homes of his supporters.

05/20/2015

(Richard Schroeter.  Photo provided by Montgomery County DA)

Former State Police Firearms Instructor Pleads Guilty In Shooting Death Of Trooper In Montgomery County

Forty-three-year-old former State Police Corporal Richard Schroeter has pleaded guilty to recklessly endangering others in connection with the fatal shooting of a Pennsylvania State Trooper during a training session in Montgomery County in September.

05/19/2015

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Norristown Gun Dealer Thinks Lawsuit Over Cop Killing is Harassment

“They’ve now filed suit against everybody they can think of, because they want to put gun dealers out of business,” says William Gordon’s personal attorney, Michael Gottlieb.

05/18/2015

Left to right: Supt. Michael McGrath, Ofc. Joseph Hunsicker (coordinator of LMPD’s mental health program), Capt. William Boegly. 
(credit: Jim Melwert/KYW Newsradio)

Local Police Department Honored For Its Work Assisting Those Dealing With Mental Illness

The National Alliance on Mental Illness or NAMI awards Lower Merion Police Department with its 2015 Criminal Justice Award.

05/17/2015

(A digital rendering of the veterans' memorial as it will look outside Hatboro-Horsham High School.  Image provided)

New Military Veterans’ Memorial Being Unveiled at Hatboro-Horsham H.S.

The school’s director of choral activities, Bill Naydan, came up with the idea for a veterans’ monument at the high school as he toured through Europe.

05/15/2015

Montco contingent bikes to Valley Forge Park on the Schuylkill River Trail. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Ride Your Bike To Work Day Recognized In Philly Suburbs

A group from Montgomery County rode up the Schuylkill River Trail from Norristown to Valley Forge National Historic Park, meeting with a contingent who rode in from Chester County.

05/15/2015

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