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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District Attorney Calls AG Kane’s Latest Motion “Frivolous”

In a motion filed Monday in Montgomery County court, the District Attorney’s Office says Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s motion should be dismissed without a hearing.


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Tourism Officials In Montgomery County Hoping To Cash In On DNC

Josh Shapiro says they’re doing all they can to market the county to those coming to town this summer for the DNC.



Man Charged With Voluntary Manslaughter In Connection With Montco Church Shooting

A Lansdale man is facing charges in connection with a fatal shooting that happened inside the Keystone Fellowship Church as people were sitting down for Sunday services.


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Attorney General Kane Is Victim Of “Selective And Vindictive Prosecution,” Lawyers Claim

That’s according to the latest motion filed by her lawyers in Montgomery County court in her fight against criminal charges alleging she leaked secret grand jury information and then lied to cover it up.


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Volunteers Prepare More Than 100,000 Meals For Families In Need

A high-energy dance-club atmosphere complete with music and disco lights, as hundreds of volunteers scurry about, including Laura Rapp.


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Five Candidates Vie To Replace Kathleen Kane As Pennsylvania Attorney General

Kane is not seeking re-election as she fights criminal charges in Montgomery County.


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Pennsylvanians To Vote In Pair Of Key Congressional Primary Races In Philadelphia Suburbs

A pair of congressional districts are in play during Tuesday’s Pennsylvania primary, including the 8th District, where Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick is not seeking re-election.


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Trump Rallies Crowd During Campaign Stop At West Chester University

The circus that surrounds the Donald Trump campaign made its way to West Chester University’s campus for a rally on the eve of the Pennsylvania Primary.


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Public Forum In Montgomery County Brings Open Dialogue On Gun Policy

An upcoming forum in Elkins Park, Montgomery County will bring together two national experts from opposite sides of the gun issues, for civil discourse – with emphasis on the “civil.”


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Gov. Kasich Makes Campaign Stop In Delco

Governor John Kasich held a town-hall meeting at Penn State Brandywine campus in Media.


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Trial Of PA Attorney General Kathleen Kane Could Be Delayed

One of the items Attorney General Kane’s lawyers withdrew was a request to file a motion under a seal.


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Gov. Wolf Thanks Medical Marijuana Supporters

Governor Tom Wolf paid a visit to King of Prussia on Tuesday to thank supporters for their work in getting medical marijuana legislation passed.


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Officials Cut Ribbon On Autistic Support Playground In Upper Darby

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Monday for a playground in Upper Darby, Delaware County designed for children with autism.


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Program Aimed To Help Long-termed Unemployed Returns To Chester County

A pilot program aimed at getting long-term unemployed back to work was so successful, officials in Chester County are bringing it back for another round.


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Emotional Sentencing Hearing For Man Behind Wheel In Fatal 2013 Montco Crash

Despite a tearful allocution, the judge did not believe Sean Sperl was remorseful.




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