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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Montgomery County Looks To Expand Bike Share Program

Montgomery County is asking bike share companies to bid on expanding the program county-wide with an option for interested municipalities to be able to jump in.


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Montgomery County Officials Announce Transportation And Safety Plans For Papal Visit

Montgomery County officials have announced their plans for the weekend of the papal visit, with everything from security around the seminary where the pope will stay, to planning for potential gridlock on highways or roads.


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Budget Stalemate Continues, Montgomery County To Provide Funds For Programs

With the current fund balance, Monson tells the commissioners the county can continue to float the money through September.


Delaware County officials meet with representatives from PennDOT, State Police, SEPTA, and other organizations as the county announces is safety plan for the weekend of the Papal visit. (credit: Jim Melwert)

Delaware County Officials Announce Transportation And Safety Plan For Papal Visit

Delaware County officials met with representatives from PennDOT, State Police, SEPTA, and other organizations Wednesday as the county announces its safety plan for the weekend of the papal visit.


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Renovations Begin On Vacant Bala Cynwyd Building For New Enrichment Center

349 Montgomery Avenue, across the street from Hymies Deli, has been vacant since 2008.


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Montco DA’s Office, County Controller Team Up To Fight Fraud In Youth Sports

The Montgomery County District Attorney’s office and the county controller’s office are holding a series of presentations aimed at preventing fraud in youth sports organizations.


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Completing Part Of Marriage Application Online Can Reduce Wait Times In Bucks County

The new online process could reduce the average visit from about 20-minutes, down to about five minutes.


Construction on the Valley Forge Road bridge continues, and officials say they're looking at a sped up reopening date. Photo taken September 7, 2015. (Credit: Jim Melwert/KYW)

Months Of Work And Detours Later, Officials Optimistic Valley Forge Road Bridge Will Reopen Ahead Of Schedule

There’s no set date for the re-opening just yet, but PennDOT spokesman Gene Blaum says work is progressing on the Valley Forge Road bridge over the Pickering Creek.


PennDOT secretary Leslie Richards at ribbon cutting. (credit: Jim Melwert)

Norristown Street Reopens To Two Way Traffic, 1 Year Ahead Of Schedule

Markley Street carries 202-south through Norristown, connecting Montgomeryville and King of Prussia, but northbound traffic has been closed for two years part of a 20.8 million dollar improvement proj


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Driver Arrested In Montgomery County For Allegedly Shooting Heroin While Driving

Limerick Township police chief William Albany says they got a call from a motorist on 422, when he witnessed a car driving erratically.


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Founders Of Bala Cynwyd-Based Company Face Charges Of Running $54M Ponzi Scheme

Three people are facing federal charges of running a Ponzi scheme through Mantria Corporation


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Employees File Federal Whistleblower Lawsuit Against Coatesville Area School District

Two employees at the heart of Coatesville Area School District’s racist-text-message-scandal, have filed a federal Whistleblower lawsuit against the district.


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Former Student Faces Criminal Charge Following Nude Photo Scandal

Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Ferman says one person is being charged, 18-year-old Brandon Berlin.


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Pilot Program Aiming To Get Long-Term Unemployed Back To Work Launches In Chester County

A unique pilot program in Chester county that’s aimed at getting long-term unemployed workers lined up with potential employers kicked off on Tuesday.


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Pre-K Counts And Head Start Providers Feeling Squeeze Of PA Budget Stalemate

She says that $130,000 loan will only get them to October, but she says they’re lucky to get a loan at all.