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.
A 29-year-old Montgomery County man could be facing decades in prison after being charged with what equates to murder in the overdose death of a 30-year-old inside her hospital room.
Prosecutor Christopher Rees said, “I think the judge recognized the seriousness of this case.”
Judge William Carpenter called it every parents’ worst fear as he sentenced 33-year-old Cherie Amoore to state prison.
The trial continues in Bucks County of a 56-year-old man who’s accused of the 1984 rape and murder of a 14-year-old Bensalem girl.
Doug Overton, 47, pleaded guilty to three counts of disorderly conduct and gets one year of probation, while agreeing to undergo a psychosexual evaluation.
There’s an on-going push for changes in how narcotic pain killers are prescribed.
A Montgomery County man will spend at least a decade in prison for inappropriate contact with a girl, starting when she was 12-years-old.
Christina Griffith has been sentenced to two-and-a-half to six years in state prison followed by eight years probation.
One of those inmates has only one leg, and the incident was caught on video.
Delaware County has a new tool to fight the opioid crisis: a mobile drug collection unit.
The nearly two-hour-long video opens with photos outside the courthouse and audio of the judge instructing the jury prior to closing arguments.
The final 22 hours were tense, according to the juror.
Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan says he is concerned for the safety of not only workers but also patients at Crozer-Keystone hospitals, which are now owned by hedge fund Prospect Medical Holdings.
Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court denied Lower Merion School District’s request to have an appeal heard before all the judges.
Bill Cosby’s sex assault trial continues in Montgomery County as the spotlight now turns to defense.
Testimony has wrapped up in the case of a Bucks County man accused of raping six of the 11 former-Amish girls found living in his Feasterville home.
Day two of testimony in the trial of the Bucks County man accused of raping or molesting six of the 11 girls found living in his home last year.
The trial of the Bucks County man accused of raping or molesting six of the 11 Amish girls that were found in his home last summer continued Wednesday with jaw-dropping testimony from the mother of those girls.
Bucks County District Attorney’s office says tests show 27-year-old Harry Burak had a blood alcohol level, more than twice the legal limit.
Montgomery County Commissioner Val Arkoosh says the county is the first in southeastern Pennsylvania to roll out the PulsePoint Respond app.
Thirty-three-year-old Daniel Erb pleaded guilty to Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse with a child under 13 and two counts of Endangering the Welfare of Child.
Seven men and five women from Allegheny County will be bused from Pittsburgh to Norristown for what is expected to be a two-week trial.
Another example of the horrific power of opioids: A pair of overdose deaths at an addiction facility in Chester County.
Testimony in Bill Cosby’s sex assault trial is scheduled to begin in two weeks in Montgomery County.
Montgomery County Commissioner Val Arkoosh says in her county, 400,000 people live within 15 minutes of their work, but less than 1 percent commute by bicycle.
Montgomery County is starting the process of repairing several county bridges that have been listed structurally deficient for years.
The grand jury put out six recommendations ranging from making more beds available for treatment to bringing back mandatory minimum sentences for dealers.
West Whiteland Township Police Detective Scott Pezick says a West Chester woman met a man on dating website ChristianMingle.com.
Pottstown Middle School hosted Google’s CS First Roadshow, a hands-on demonstration that lets kids program their own story.
24-year-old Shakira Hayward stabbed her step-father, Kenneth Bullock, in the back of his calf following an argument that started because Hayward felt he was tying up the bathroom.