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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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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.

01/20/2016

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Chester County Man Charged With Murder And Attempted Rape Of His Elderly Grandmother

Police say 23-year-old Kevin Havelow gave them a full confession.

01/20/2016

US comedian Bill Cosby leaves December 30, 2015 the Court House in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania after arraignment on charges of aggravated indecent assault. Cosby was arraigned over an incident that took place in 2004 -- the first criminal charge filed against the actor after dozens of women claimed abuse.AFP PHOTO/KENA BETANCUR / AFP / KENA BETANCUR        (Photo credit should read KENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images)

Expert: Cosby Defense Team’s Castor Agreement Is Tough Argument To Win

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.

01/19/2016

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Montgomery County Man Faces Child Porn Charges

His attorney declined comment at this time.

01/15/2016

Schuylkill Expressway Shooting Suspect Kymere E. Corbin. (credit: CBS)

Man Accused Of Shooting Father On Schuylkill Expressway Committed For Mental Health Evaluation

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.

01/15/2016

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Bucks County DA Announces Decision Whether To File Charges Against Neshaminy Basketball Coach

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.

01/13/2016

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Police: Chester County Pastor Wanted For Sexually Assaulting Teen Girl Is In Ecuador

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.

01/13/2016

US President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address at the US Capitol in Washington on  January 28, 2014.      AFP PHOTO/Larry DOWNING/Pool        (Photo credit should read LARRY DOWNING/AFP/Getty Images)

Travis Manion Foundation President To Attend State Of The Union

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.

01/12/2016

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Motion From Cosby’s Defense Team Asking For Montco DA’s Office To Be Removed From Case

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.

01/12/2016

(File photo: Leslie Richards and Josh Shapiro are running for Montgomery County commissioner seats.  Credit:  Brad Segall)

Montco Board Of Commissioners Chairman To Announce Attorney General Bid

The chairman of Montgomery County’s Board of Commissioners will officially announce Tuesday that he is running for Attorney General.

01/11/2016

(credit: West Whiteland Township Police Dept.)

Police Search For Chester County Pastor Wanted On Rape Charges

They say he may have already fled the area, but they’re asking for the public’s help in finding him.

01/11/2016

(Rafael Robb arrives at the Montgomery County Courthouse in the custody of police.  File photo by Brad Segall)

Convicted Wife Killer’s Attempt To Protect $3 Million In Assets From Wife’s Estate Denied

While pension funds are typically immune from creditors there is the exception of divorce.

01/08/2016

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Bill Cosby’s Preliminary Hearing Rescheduled

The hearing is now slated for February 2nd.

01/08/2016

Molestation charges against a 60-year-old man from Paoli will head to Delaware County Court, as he waived his preliminary hearing today.
(credit: Jim Melwert)

Chester County Man Waives Preliminary Hearing On Molestation Charges

Molestation charges against a 60-year-old man from Paoli will head to Delaware County Court, as he waived his preliminary hearing today.

01/07/2016

(photo credit Jim Melwert)

Ceremonial Swearing-In For Montgomery County LGBT Judge

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.

01/07/2016

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