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 @JMelwert.


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Summer Camp Teaches Young Kids The Importance Of EMS

Twenty-nine children ages 10-14 got a behind the scenes look at EMS this week at the Narberth Ambulance EMS summer camp.

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Jury Quickly Finds Montco Man Charged With Raping 6-Year-Old Guilty

It took less than an hour for a Montgomery County jury to find 29-year-old Oscar Herrera guilty.


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Local Company Gets Green Light To Start Human Testing Vaccine For Zika Virus

Inovio Pharmaceuticals uses a DNA based platform to create vaccines.


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Heroin Laced Synthetic Drug Linked To Spike In Overdose Deaths In Montgomery County

The Montgomery County DA’s office says the county is on pace to set a record for heroin-overdose deaths, largely because of heroin laced a synthetic opioid.


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Teen Who Admitted To Setting Fire In PA High School Learns His Fate

The 17-year-old broke down in tears on the stand, saying he can’t help but think he’s some kind of monster for what he did.


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Trial Begins For 28-Year-Old Montco Man Accused Of Raping 6-Year-Old Girl In Hatfield

The trial is underway for a 28-year-old Montgomery County man, accused of breaking into an Hatfield apartment, climbing into the bed of a 6-year old girl, and raping her.


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Criminal Charges Filed Against Bucks County Man Who Shot Would-Be Car Thief

The Bucks County man chased down and fired shots at a man who was trying to break into his car.


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Group Makes Case For Increased Funding For Pre-K Education

Craig’s Mission Readiness is one of the groups behind the report on STEM and early childhood education.


Cam Whittle at the Transplant Games of America.  (credit: Jim Melwert)

As Transplant Games Close In Cleveland, Team Philly Already Looking Ahead To 2018

Participants in the 2016 Transplant Games of America, including those from Team Philly, are bidding a fond farewell to Cleveland, already setting their sights on the next games in 2018.


Ryan Robe and Jeff Richards (front) get the gold for Team Philly in Transplant Games of America's Lyrics for Life competition. (credit: Jim Melwert)

Philly Takes Gold At Transplant Games Of America’s Singing Competition

All kinds of competition at the Transplant games of America, including today’s finals in a singing competition called “Lyrics for Life.”


These two families are intertwined after Phillip Monroe jr died and donated his heart to Todd Stickel. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Parents Who Lost Son Hear His Heart Beat In Recipient’s Chest At Transplant Games

A heart recipient with Team Philly in the Transplant Games met the family of the man who donated his heart.


Vivian and Tom Gano with Team-Philly. (credit: Jim Melwert)

Gift-of-Life’s Team-Philly Once Again Largest Traveling Squad At Transplant Games

The Transplant Games of America officially kicked off Saturday in Cleveland, Ohio. Gift-of-Life’s Team-Philly is once again the largest traveling team at the games.


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MADD And Lawmakers Discuss New PA Ignition Interlock Law

Mothers Against Drunk Driving joined legislators and law enforcement, today to talk about Pennsylvania’s new law regarding ignition interlock-devices.

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Lansdale Officials Hope To Solve Mystery Of 120-Year-Old Headstone

Officials in Lansdale, Montgomery County are trying to solve a mystery that is 120 years in the making. A headstone dated 1895 was found during an excavation in the backyard of a property along Main Street.


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Tourism Officials In Montgomery County Hoping To Cash In On DNC

Montgomery County tourism officials are hoping to cash in on the upcoming Democratic National Convention with an estimated economic impact to the county of $17-million.



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