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.
Montco Woman Facing Involuntary Manslaughter After Police Say 2-Year-Old Ingested Prescription Drugs
A 35-year-old Montgomery County woman is facing multiple felony charges, including involuntary manslaughter on allegations she failed to seek help for her daughter, after the two-year-old took dangerous prescription medication.
Police say 23-year-old Kevin Havelow gave them a full confession.
Bill Cosby’s defense team is arguing an agreement in Montgomery County with then-district attorney Bruce Castor prevents any part of an unsealed deposition from being used against their client. They say the 2005 agreement cleared the way for Cosby’s testimony in the civil case.
His attorney declined comment at this time.
Kymere Corbin is currently being held in the Montgomery County prison, but a judge has ordered him committed to Norristown State Hospital for treatment for a period not to exceed 90-days.
Bucks County DA David Heckler says after reviewing the video, they feel the actions of Neshaminy coach Jerry Divine do not rise to the level misdemeanor assault, as they find no apparent attempt to cause physical injury.
Former pastor Jacob Malone, 33, is wanted on rape and institutional sexual assault charges on allegations he molested a 17-year-old who he’d invited to come live with his family.
The sister of Travis Manion and the president of the foundation that bears his name will attend President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night.
The motion filed by Bill Cosby’s lawyers claims there was an “express agreement” made with then DA Bruce Castor in 2005, that Cosby would never be prosecuted on allegations brought by Andrea Constand.
The chairman of Montgomery County’s Board of Commissioners will officially announce Tuesday that he is running for Attorney General.
They say he may have already fled the area, but they’re asking for the public’s help in finding him.
While pension funds are typically immune from creditors there is the exception of divorce.
The hearing is now slated for February 2nd.
Molestation charges against a 60-year-old man from Paoli will head to Delaware County Court, as he waived his preliminary hearing today.
A proud day for new Montgomery County Common Pleas Court Judge Daniel Clifford at his ceremonial swearing-in, where he celebrates being the first LGBT candidate outside of Philadelphia to win a county-wide election in Pennsylvania.