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Jim Melwert

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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.


Pennsylvania Shuts Down Construction On Sunoco Gas Pipeline

Pennsylvania environmental officials have ordered Sunoco to halt construction of a natural gas pipeline across the southern part of the state, citing a series of spills and other “egregious and willful violations” of state law.


State Sen. Leach Suspends Run For Congress Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

A Democratic Pennsylvania lawmaker is “taking a step back” from his congressional campaign following a report over misconduct allegations.


Chester County Mother Sentenced In Beating Death Of 3-Year-Old Son

The mother of a Chester County boy who was savagely beaten to death in 2014 has been sentenced to decades in prison in connection with his death. 


Bucks County Man Sentenced To 60-120 Years In Prison In Child Rape Case

A Bucks County handy-man accused of raping children over a nearly 30-year span will likely spend the rest of his life in prison.


New Phase Of Lafayette Street Project Underway In Norristown

Once finished, the project will connect Norristown to the Pennsylvania Turnpike.


Gov. Wolf Announces Changes To PSSA Tests: ‘They’ve Interfered With Ability Of Students To Learn’

Starting in the 2018-19 school year, PSSA tests will go from three weeks to two weeks, and they will be pushed back to later in the school year.


Man Found Guilty Of Secretly Recording Inside Dorm Bathroom At Villanova University

A Broomall man is found guilty of several charges that were filed against him after he was caught secretly videoing people inside a bathroom at Villanova University. 


Property Reassessment Moves Forward In Delaware County

Delaware County has finalized a contract to begin the process of a county-wide property tax reassessment.


Norristown Sheriff’s Department Holds Round Table With Israeli Police

Barack Mordechai with Israel Police met with police chiefs from across Montgomery County for a round table discussion.


Investigation Underway After Video Of ‘Sex Act’ At Montgomery County School Surfaces

An investigation is underway into reports of a video making the rounds at Cheltenham High School of two students engaged in what’s described as “an inappropriate sexual act” in the school.


New Domestic Violence Center Dedicated To Memory Of Woman Killed By Abusive Husband

Laurel House’s new satellite location is called Nicole’s Place, in memory of Nicole Peppelman, who died violently at the hands of an abusive husband.


5 Former High School Hockey Players Will Stand Trial For On-Ice Brawl

At their preliminary hearing Tuesday, prosecutors argued it was a concerted attack, but defense lawyers countered saying fighting is just part of the game.


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.


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. 


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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

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


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.


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.


Efforts Continue To Save Oscar Hammerstein’s Bucks County Farm

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


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.


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.


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.




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