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.


Sewage Line File Photo (Credit: Marco Garcia/Getty Images)

Addressing Aging Sewer Lines In Cheltenham

Because the lines are cracked or falling apart, in heavy rains, they can back-up and overflow into a near-by creek.


Nicholas Wyllie leaving court (credit: Jim Melwert)

Father Of Bucks County 2-Year-Old Who Accidentally Shot Himself, Facing Charges

Nicholas Wyllie told police he heard a bang, then found his son lying face up on his bedroom floor with a gunshot wound to his chest.


Photo credit: KYW's Jim Melwert

PennDOT Announces Plans To Improve Schuylkill Expressway

PennDOT is announcing long-range plans to solve traffic problems on I-76, the Schuylkill Expressway, the result of a study that started in 2014.



Police Helping Montco Man After Saving Him From Alleged Suicide Attempt

Authorities say an Upper Dublin man was attempting what’s become known as “suicide by cop” when he pulled a gun on officers, Sunday night.


(Credit: Montgomery County District Attorney's Office)

Montco Man Accused Of Extracting Autistic Child’s Teeth Headed To Prison

Nicholas Kernechel, accused of forcefully removing three teeth from the mouth of an autistic boy, has been sentenced to two-to-ten years in state prison.


ORLANDO, FL - MARCH 20:  Arnold Palmer looks on during the trophy ceremony following the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by MasterCard at Bay Hill Club and Lodge on March 20, 2016 in Orlando, Florida.  (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Golfer Remembers Arnold Palmer: ‘He Was A Man Of The People’

“I mean, he was everything,” says Joey Pohle.


Cheyney U. file photo (Credit: CBS 3)

PA State Schools Union Sets Strike Date Amid Contract Talks

Faculty members will go on strike on October 19th if no new contract is met before then.


Serious crash on Route 422 in Montgomery County. (Credit: CBS 3)

Drone Over Scene Of Montco Car Crash Raises Questions

The device did not interfere with the chopper’s landing, but police say it’s a reminder for drone-operators.


(credit: CBS 3)

Donald Trump Makes Campaign Stop In Delaware County

Donald Trump made a campaign stop in Aston, Delaware County, his second stop there in as many weeks. This one in front of an estimated 4,000 people.


(File photo by Joe Raedle/ Getty Images)

Cab Driver Gets Jail Time After Shooting Boss

34-year-old Ozzie Clark will spend 8-20 years in state prison.


(credit: Bucks County Justice Center)

New Bucks County DA Announced

The 47-year-old Weintraub served as chief of prosecution under Heckler.


(credit: Jim Melwert)

Next Round Of Renovations Underway At Bucks County Playhouse

This latest renovation adds a 3,000 square foot café and bar on the waterfront at the rear of the former mill building, while also expanding the lobby.


(credit: Jim Melwert)

No Relief In Sight For Motorists Dealing With Closure Of Balligomingo Road

Balligomingo Road was closed in June, 2015.


POW/MIA chair dedication. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Monument To POW, Those MIA Sits In Montco Courthouse

The honor chair is donated to the county by the local chapters of Disabled American Veterans and the Vietnam Veterans of America.


(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Volunteers To ‘Rock The Block’ In Norristown

Hundreds of volunteers are descending on Norristown Saturday morning,




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