Jim Melwert

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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Update On 422 Bridge Expansion

The expansion of the Route 422 bridge over the Schuylkill River is on pace for a 2020 opening, with a lane shift expected by the end of the year.

11/19/2017

Martelli Teams With Italian Bakery To Deliver Pre-Thanksgiving Meal To Helpers In Norristown

Collegeville Italian Bakery brought their pizza to about 80 clients of Developmental Enterprises Corporation in Norristown on Wednesday. 

11/15/2017

Christopher Kuhn

Father Accused Of Fatal Crash That Killed 2-Year-Old Son Facing Additional Charges

New charges of DUI are filed against a 28 year-old man who is accused of killing his 2-year-old son in car crash after getting caught stealing from a Bucks County Walmart, last month.

KYW Newsradio 1060–11/14/2017

SEPTA Holds Public Hearing On Billion Dollar King Of Prussia Rail Project

Supporters of the project hope it will reduce traffic congestion, increase property value, and connect King of Prussia to Center City and University City.

KYW Newsradio 1060–11/13/2017

What Might Election 2017 Results Mean For Election 2018 In Pennsylvania?

The 2017 election saw big wins for suburban Democrats, including the first seat on Delaware County Council in nearly four decades.

11/11/2017

New Jersey Man Pleads Guilty To Sharing Ex-Girlfriend’s Intimate Photos Online

A 46-year-old man gets prison time after pleading guilty to sharing intimate photos of an ex-girlfriend online – and also with her family members.

11/10/2017

Officials Spread Word On Veteran Transportation Services

To mark what they call “Veteran’s Week” – rather than just one day – Montgomery County officials joined with the Coatesville VA to spread the word about transportation benefits, which they say many veterans are unaware of.

11/09/2017

Historic Election For Delaware County As Democrats Score Big Across Philly Suburbs

In Delaware County, Democrats were finally able to turn an advantage in registration numbers into wins in local races.

11/08/2017

Woman To Stand Trial For Murder In Death Of Bucks County Pharmaceutical Executive

The case against 33-year-old Jennifer Morrissey — accused of killing 65-year-old Michael McNew, who she referred to as her “sugar-daddy” — is headed to Bucks County court.

11/06/2017

Delco Dems Hope To End County Seat Losing Streak

With two seats up for grabs in Tuesday’s election, Democrats in Delaware County will try to pull off what they haven’t been able to do in four decades.

11/05/2017

Former Aide To Kathleen Kane Headed To Prison After Appeal Is Denied

Patrick Reese will report to Montgomery County Correctional Facility on November 13th.

11/01/2017

Delaware County Authorities Unveil New Tool To Help Protect Police, First Responders

Police and first responders in Delaware County have a new tool that detects chemical compounds to identify drugs, explosives or other materials.

11/01/2017

Kalin Jackson

Charges Filed Against Man Shot By Police During Confrontation Inside King Of Prussia Mall Parking Garage

Charges have been filed against a Delaware man shot by police during a confrontation inside a parking garage at King of Prussia Mall over the weekend.

10/31/2017

Efforts Continue To Save Oscar Hammerstein’s Bucks County Farm

Efforts continue in Doylestown to preserve the home of music legend Oscar Hammerstein.

10/27/2017

Behind Bars: A Look Inside Long Awaited Graterford State Prison Replacement

As the prison nears completion KYW Suburban Bureau Chief Jim Melwert got a behind-the-scenes look.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/24/2017

Winter Preparations Underway At PennDOT

Winter is still a couple months off, but PennDOT preparations are already underway.

10/19/2017

SEPTA To Hold Another Round Of Public Meetings On King Of Prussia Rail Project

SEPTA has scheduled another round of public hearings on plans to extend the Norristown High Speed Line into King of Prussia.

10/18/2017

Montgomery County Sees Slight Decrease In Overdose Deaths From One Year Ago

Montgomery County officials say the county had five fewer overdose deaths in the first half of 2017, compared to the same period of 2016.

10/17/2017

Montgomery County Man Held Without Bail After Allegedly Selling Deadly Dose Of Fentanyl

Patrick Yahner, 19, of Skippack, is charged with “drug delivery resulting in death” in connection with the April overdose death of Justin Service.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/16/2017

PennDOT Considering Using Shoulder To Relieve Rush Hour Traffic On Blue Route, I-95

PennDOT is taking a look at using the shoulder as a third lane on the Blue Route and on I-95 to try to relieve traffic congestion during rush-hour.

10/13/2017

Abington Man To Stand Trial For Striking Teen Girl Outside High School

Thirty-one-year-old James Clark will stand trial on charges including aggravated assault with a vehicle and recklessly endangering another person.

10/11/2017

Mother Of Sandy Hook Victim Shares Lessons Learned In Wake Of Vegas Shooting

Her daughter, 6-year-old, Emilie was one of 20-children gunned down in Sandy Hook Elementary School in December of 2012.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/10/2017

Looking For Input: Chester County Looks To Extend Chester Valley Trail

The Chester Valley trail currently runs from King of Prussia to Exton.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/08/2017

New Sentence For ‘Juvenile Lifer’ In 1978 Bucks County Murder

Lekke and his friend Bob Buli pleaded guilty to the 1978 murder of 17-year-old Diane Goeke.

10/05/2017

Bucks County Man Jailed For Murder As Juvenile Argues For New Sentence

The hearing comes after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled mandatory life sentences for juveniles are unconstitutional. 

10/04/2017

Re-Sentencing Hearing For Man Jailed For Murder As Juvenile In 1979

In 1979, a 17-year-old pleaded guilty to a brutal murder in Bucks County and was sentenced to life in prison with no parole. But now a re-sentencing hearing following a U.S. Supreme Court decision that declared automatic life sentences for juveniles unconstitutional. 

10/03/2017

Man Charged With Shooting, Killing Girlfriend In Bucks County

A Montgomery County man is charged with shooting and killing his girlfriend in Bucks County Sunday night. 

10/02/2017

Perkiomen Valley School District Wants Voters’ Voice On Plan To Install Turf Athletic Field

Perkiomen Valley Superintendent doctor Barbara Russell says the November 7 referendum will ask voters whether or not they agree with the district borrowing $2 million to install a multi-use artificial turf field.

09/27/2017

3 Sentenced For Robbery, Throat-Slashing Of Bucks County Man

Back in November, Thomas Grimes woke up to two men with guns standing over him in his New Britain Township home.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/26/2017

Man Accused Of Shooting Ex-Girlfriend’s Mom In Limerick Found Dead In Chester County

A man wanted in connection with a shooting in Limerick, Pennsylvania last week has been found dead Monday night in Schuylkill Township, according to the Chester County District Attorney’s Office.

09/25/2017

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