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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New Path On Schuylkill River Trail Opens, Connecting Philadelphia To Phoenixville

The Schuylkill River Trail now officially extends all the way to Phoenixville as the Canal Towpath opens in Upper Providence Township, Montgomery County.

07/28/2015

Eric Martin (l) and Portia Martin (r) are accused of using stolen identities to get more than $100,000 in fraudulent loans. (Credit: Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office)

Owners Of Montco HVAC Company Feel The Heat In Alleged ID Theft Scam

Eric Martin and Portia Martin own Centra-Spike Incorporated in Fort Washington. According to investigators, they stole the identities of at least 8 people and used that information to apply for loans.

07/28/2015

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Governor Wolf Continues To Work On Gaining Support For His Budget Plan

Governor Wolf says he vetoed the GOP-budget nearly a month ago, in part because it continues a school-funding system, that relies, he says, too little on state funding, and too much on local or property taxes.

07/27/2015

Digital reconstruction of Jane Doe (credit: Pa. State Police)

Pa. State Police Still Searching For Clues In Cold Case Murder, 20 Years Later

Twenty years after a woman’s head and torso were found in Chester County, and her legs found in Bucks County, police are once again reaching out to the public for help in trying to identify her.

07/22/2015

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Pilot Program In Chester County Aims To Get Long-Term Unemployed Back To Work

Chester County becomes the 14th community, nationwide to run Platform to Employment.

07/21/2015

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Lawmakers Bring State Budget Battle To The Suburbs

State Rep Mike Vereb from Montgomery County says they’re firing back after another round of direct mailings from backers of the governor’s budget land in suburban mailboxes.

07/20/2015

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Help Is Now Just A Text Away In Montgomery County

The service works with the major carriers. Emergency officials say calling 9-1-1 is still the best way to get help, with texting sort of a last resort.

07/20/2015

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Chester County Man Facing First And Third Degree Murder Charges

It happened early Wednesday morning, the victim, 20-year-old Nicholas Mruczak staggered into his Highland Manor apartment with a shotgun wound to his chest, says Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan.

07/17/2015

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New Wheels For Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office

The new cars cost 35 thousand, 18 thousand of which was used to equip them with hybrid technology.

07/17/2015

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Partner In Bucks Law Firm Charged With Using Insider Trading Information To Make Profit

Herbert Sudfeld is charged with insider trading and three counts of making a false statement to investigators.

07/16/2015

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Volunteer Fire And Rescue Organizations Facing New Funding Obstacles

“T-E Fire Companies Funding Coalition” is made up of Berwyn, Paoli, Radnor, and Malvern fire companies.

07/16/2015

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Villanova Receives Green Light On Expansion

Villanova has received the green light to move forward on an expansion plan that will turn a parking lot into a performing arts center, student housing, and shopping.

07/15/2015

(Raghunandan Yandamuri, in custody at the Montgomery County Courthouse, as his murder trial began.  File photo by Brad Segall)

Man Sentenced To Die For Double Murder To Represent Himself In Appeal

Raghu Yandamuri represented himself during the guilt phase of his trial, now he’ll represent himself in his appeal after his request for pro se status was reluctantly granted by Montgomery County judge Stephen O’Neill.

07/14/2015

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Archbishop Releases Statement On Main Line School That Dismissed Teacher

As Archbishop Charles Chaput weighs in on the firing of a gay Catholic school teacher on the Main Line, the leadership of the school is releasing a statement backing the decision, and saying it will not be reversed or modified.

07/13/2015

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As It Awaits Wrecking Ball, What’s Next For Granite Run Mall?

The last of the leases have expired, so only a pair of anchor stores remain open at Granite Run Mall.

07/13/2015

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