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.
A judge in Chester County has dismissed charges of third-degree murder, theft, and receiving stolen property against Edward O’Brien III, but a trial was ordered on other charges.
“Cory (Azeff) was able to use the facilities at Souderton High School digital media lab to create an image for us that more closely reflected what the suspect looked like on that day,” DA Risa Ferman says.
Chad Wilcox, 29, pleaded guilty in Montgomery County Court to robbing and killing a Norristown man he’d met through a sex ad on the commerce web site “Craigslist.”
A documentary-film maker is focusing on an area-theme park that’s been closed for decades, but was once one of the biggest in the country.
Some Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputies will be patrolling on bicycles around the courthouse, the Norristown Transportation Center, and on the trails, thanks to some help from Pottstown police, the D.A.’s office – and an anonymous donor.
The new, 135,000-square-foot facility will house all the services that CHOP has offered in King of Prussia, including urgent care, but this facility also has an ambulatory surgery center.
Michael Call, 29, of Norristown, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault for slashing Gary Romano with a sharp object inside Romano’s cell at the county prison.
Wayne Kopack was wearing only a t-shirt, boxer shorts, and work boots last March when he brandished a crossbow at a couple driving past him in an SUV.
The event, at Shady Brook Farm, will run from 4pm to 7pm on Wednesday, featuring free ice cream from Uncle Dave’s Homemade Ice Cream.
The competition is based on the hit TV game show, and it’s the second year in a row the winner comes from Bensalem High School.
The trooper’s brother says his family is still upset because they feel more serious charges should have been brought against the state police firearms instructor who accidentally shot him.
Paul Brown was found with multiple gunshot wounds to his body inside a car on Scott Alley, in Norristown, just before 5pm on Christmas Day, 2012.
Brock Blomberg will become the seventeenth president in Ursinus College’s 146-year history, following the sudden death last fall of the Montgomery County liberal arts college’s previous leader.
David St. Onge, Senior pleaded guilty to third degree murder, abuse of a corpse and fraud charges, and was sentenced to 15-35 years in state prison.
Sixty-one-year-old Edward O’Brien III is facing murder charges in the 2013 death of his father. Investigators allege he let the 92-year-old veteran of World-War II die from neglect.