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 @JMelwert.

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New Plans In Works For Long-Shuttered Collegeville Inn Property

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02/25/2017

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A judge will let only one other accuser testify at Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial to support charges the comedian drugged and molested a woman at his estate near Philadelphia.

02/24/2017

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Former Cop Accused Of Shooting Teen Girl In Alleged Road Rage Incident

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02/23/2017

Declining Enrollment Forces Closure Of Audubon Elementary In Montgomery County

The Methacton School District voted to close Audubon Elementary School, while keeping Arrowhead Elementary School opened.

02/22/2017

Police Issue Warning After Boys Allegedly Sexually Assaulted At Bucks County Park

Police have made arrests after two boys were molested by men who, investigators say, they’d met online.

02/21/2017

After 3 Years Of Being Homeless, Levittown Man Finds New Home

He spent the past three years living in a tent city…

02/18/2017

President’s Day Weekend On The Slopes

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02/17/2017

Tourism Board Proposes MontCo Multi-Use Sports Facility

A tourism advocacy group says a $40 million multi-use sports facility in Montgomery County could have a $100 million economic impact for the county over a five-year span.

02/16/2017

Montco Man Accused Of Breaking Ribs, Skull Of 3-Week-Old Baby

According to the criminal complaint, Luis Bonanno, of Harleysville was trying to relieve the gas of his 24-day-old baby.

02/16/2017

Guilty Verdict In Rape Trial Of Longtime Norristown Attorney

The two main charges are both felonies of the first degree with a maximum sentence of 10-20 years in prison.

02/15/2017

Closing Arguments Wrap Up In Rape Trial Of Norristown Attorney

The fate of a longtime Norristown defense attorney is now in the hands of a jury in Montgomery County.

02/14/2017

Norristown Attorney Accused Of Rape Takes The Stand In Trial

The Norristown attorney accused of raping a client while she was passed out drunk is on the stand in his own defense, at his trial in Montgomery County.

02/13/2017

MontCo Man Faces Charges For Deadly Christmas Eve ATV Crash

An Upper Providence, Montgomery County man is facing Homicide by Vehicle-DUI charges for an ATV crash that killed a 21-year-old woman early in the morning on Christmas Eve.

02/11/2017

Trial Will Continue On Monday For Long-Time Norristown Attorney In Montgomery County

Prosecutors have wrapped up their case against Vincent Cirillo.

02/10/2017

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