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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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Gov. Wolf announces he will make $10m request to make sure law enforcement across PA has Naloxone. (credit: Jim Melwert)

PA Governor To Request $10M To Make Sure Law Enforcement Has Access To Narcan

Governor Wolf says since law enforcement in Pennsylvania started carrying Nalaxone or Narcan, they’ve saved more than 2,300 lives.

01/31/2017

(Photo by Jim Melwert)

Sobering Numbers Out Of Delco Regarding Drug Epidemic

In Delaware County, the number of lives saved with an over-dose antidote more-than-doubled from 2015 to 2016.

01/27/2017

drinking-water

Horsham To Receive $10 Million To Fight Water Pollution

Horsham Township is getting $10 million from the state to help in the on-going battle against water tainted by chemicals used in fire-fighting foam at the former naval air base.

01/26/2017

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Concert In Bryn Mawr Aims To Raise Awareness About Opioid Addiction

The concert, titled “Music in Memory,” will be at The New Leaf Club from 5-7:30 p.m Thursday.

01/25/2017

(File photo.  Credit: Thinkstock)

Norristown Woman Pleads Guilty In Stabbing Case

A Norristown woman who was charged with 3rd degree murder for stabbing her step-father in the leg last spring, has pleaded guilty to Involuntary Manslaughter.

01/24/2017

Ken Lawrence with County Commissioners Board chair Val Arkoosh. (credit: Jim Melwert)

MontCo Board Of Judges Name Shapiro Replacement

Montgomery County’s board of judges have named their pick to replace Josh Shapiro on the county’s board of commissioners

01/23/2017

Photo credit: KYW's Jim Melwert

A Montgomery County High School Gears Up For Philadelphia Auto Show

Armed with a former delivery truck…

01/22/2017

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20:  President Donald Trump delivers his inaugural address on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. In today's inauguration ceremony Donald J. Trump becomes the 45th president of the United States.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Local Expert Breaks Down Trump’s Inauguration Address

The professor said this speech was very much focused on the citizens of the United States…

01/20/2017

Paul Ryan

Republican Retreat Coming To Philly

The Republicans are coming to Philadelphia next week, as GOP members of the House and Senate will be in town for their annual retreat.

01/19/2017

(File photo by Joe Raedle/ Getty Images)

Man Sentenced In Attempted Bensalem Kidnapping

State prison time for a Philadelphia man who broke into a home in Bensalem and assaulted 17-year-old girl in an attempted kidnapping.

01/19/2017

(credit: Bucks County DA's Office)

Woman Accused Of Killing 14-Year-Old Adopted Daughter Remains On Suicide Watch

An attorney for Sara Packer, the adoptive mother of 14-year-old Grace Packer, says he sees a history of mental illness.

01/18/2017

Grace packer's birth mother is consoled by family members at a memorial service for the girl in Glenside. 
(credit: Jim Melwert)

Memorial Service Held for Teen Allegedly Killed By Adoptive Mother & Her Boyfriend

A memorial service will be held today in Abington for a teen killed by her adoptive mother and the woman’s boyfriend.

01/16/2017

(credit: Jim Melwert)

Around 500 Kids Take Part In MLK Day Of Service Event In Montco

“It’s really a great day for everyone to come out and give back to their community.”

01/16/2017

(Credit: Randall E. Scott)

New Tenants Coming To Ardmore’s Suburban Square

The real estate company behind Suburban Square in Ardmore is announcing the new tenants of the building that used to house Macy’s.

01/14/2017

FILE photo of courtroom (Photo by Spencer Weiner-Pool/Getty Images)

New Charges Against Philadelphia Man Accused Of Several Home Robberies In Montco

32-year-old Tyree Garnett is facing 17 felony charges and a handful of misdemeanors.

01/13/2017

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