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.
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 faces at least one year in prison as the jury found him guilty of leaving the scene of the April 2013 crash.
District Attorney Tom Hogan says the reports were “unfounded.”
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.
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.
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.
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s office has a new tool to protect against an active shooter or other dangerous individual.
Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan says in cases of inappropriate relationships between teachers and students, it often begins with electronic communications.
Republican candidate Bruce Castor had to miss the debate due to a family medical issue.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.