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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 @Melwert1060.


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Philadelphia Man Accused Of Fatally Shooting 2 Men In Norriston

Investigators say Obrian Lewis shot and killed Marcel Edwards and Quentin Watson, Junior in the Park Place Apartments on Sandy Street in Norristown.


Sean Sperl free on bail leaves the courtroom with lawyer Charles Mandracchia on the right. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Montco Jury Finds Man Guilty Of Homicide By Vehicle In 2013 Crash, Not Guilty Of DUI

Sean Sperl faces at least one year in prison as the jury found him guilty of leaving the scene of the April 2013 crash.


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DA: Kennett Square Halloween Candy Needle Scare ‘Unfounded’

District Attorney Tom Hogan says the reports were “unfounded.”


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As Harrisburg Budget Battle Continues, Montgomery County Announces It Will No Longer Front State Money To Human Services Agencies

The county had fronted more than $30 million since the Harrisburg budget battle began.


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Voter Turnout Expected To Be Low In Suburbs, But Many Choices On The Ballot

The race for Montgomery County district attorney between Republican and former DA Bruce Castor and Democrat and current first assistant DA Kevin Steele has grabbed headlines, after the Bill Cosby situation became a main issue.


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Trial Underway Of Montco Man Authorities Say Ran Away From DUI Crash

The prosecution tells the jury Sean Sperl, 21 at the time of the crash, had been at a Phillies game in April, 2013, drinking all day.


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New Tool Protects Montco Courthouse, Deputies From Active Shooter

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s office has a new tool to protect against an active shooter or other dangerous individual.


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Delco Safe Schools Summit Focuses On Social Media

Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan says in cases of inappropriate relationships between teachers and students, it often begins with electronic communications.


Kevin Steele arrives for  debate. Bruce Castor can't make it due to family emergency.
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Debate Between Candidates For Montco DA Turns Into 1 Man Show After Candidate Cancels

Republican candidate Bruce Castor had to miss the debate due to a family medical issue.


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Montgomery County DA Candidates To Battle It Out At Debate

Republican Bruce Castor was district attorney from 2000-to-2008. Since then he’s been a county commissioner. He’s up against Democrat Kevin Steele, who’s been First Assistant District Attorney since 2008.


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Cops: Driver In Deadly Chester County Crash Had Blood-Alcohol Content Nearly 5x Legal Limit

Police in Chester County say the driver involved in a double fatal-crash earlier this month in Daylesford, had a blood-alcohol content nearly five-times the legal limit.


(Leaving a Philadelphia City Hall courtroom in early March, Pennsylvania attorney general Kathleen Kane speaks with reporters.  File photo by Pat Loeb)

Case Against AG Kane’s Driver Will Go To Trial After Judge Dismisses Series Of Pre-Trial Motions

The attorney for a member of Kathleen Kane’s security detail was in court today, arguing charges against his client, Patrick Reese, should be dropped.


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Upper Moreland Police Subject Of Lawsuit Claiming Police Brutality And False Arrest

The civil lawsuit alleges violation of constitutional rights, false arrest, false imprisonment, assault and battery at the hands of Upper Moreland police sergeant Peter Ruddell and Officer Matthew Snyder.


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Bill Cosby Accuser Suing Former Montgomery County DA

The woman who brought allegations of sexual assault against Bill Cosby back in 2005 is suing former Montgomery County District Attorney Bruce Castor. Andre Constand is alleging recent comments Castor made about her were defamatory and an invasion of privacy.


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New Plan Aims To Improve Parks, Trails In Montgomery County

Montgomery County commissioners are backing a plan that could result in the largest expansion of county parks and trails in the county in more than a quarter-century.




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