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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 @JMelwert.



Bear Still At Large Following Lockdown In Radnor

The district calls it “an abundance of caution.”


(credit: Jim Melwert)

Lower Merion School Board Has First Public Meeting Since Judge Ruled District Improperly Raised Taxes

Copeland spent about a half-an-hour outlining the budgeting process.


File photo (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Expansion Project Underway At Main Line’s Suburban Square

A $20-million expansion project is underway at Suburban Square in Ardmore, Pennsylvania.


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Bill Cosby Back In Courtroom For Pre-Trial Meeting

Bill Cosby’s lawyers argue a jury should never hear the recording of a phone call between Cosby and the mother of his accuser.


Two organ donor application leaflets are shown in London to illustrate the current moves by the British Government to propose a way to tackle the current organ shortage, 16 January 2008. Under the suggested plans, 14 recommendations will be proposed to boost donation by 50 percent within five years, creating 24-hour organ retrieval teams and employing twice as many transplant coordinators but stopping short of the previously suggested idea of "presumed consent" rather than opting in to the system.  AFP PHOTO/LEON NEAL (Photo credit should read Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images)

PennDOT Works To Raise Awareness About Organ Donation

PennDOT is teaming up with the Pennsylvania department of health to try to raise awareness for organ donation.


(credit: Collegeville Borough Police Officer Matt Cubbler)

Caught On Camera: Alligator Walking Down Street In Montgomery County

“’See so-and-so for an animal complaint.’ And then there was a pause, ‘they would need the alligator removed from their yard.’”


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Several Repaired SEPTA Trains Back On The Rails Today After July Recall

The transit agency says they hope to have enough cars to return to a normal weekday schedule on the Regional Rails by October 3rd.


(credit: Joe Holden)

Court’s Decision To Revoke Lower Merion School District Tax Hike Stirs Fears

Reaction continues to come in, after a Common Pleas court decision that ordered Lower Merion School District to rescind a tax hike.

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K9 Artus enjoying his new bed.
(credit: Jim Melwert)

Montgomery County K9’s Get New And Improved Beds

They work like dogs, now they have a place to rest.


(Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Montco High School Forced To Cancel Football Season Due To Lack Of Participation

Pane says he met with the football players and their families to tell them before making the public announcement.


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First Day Of School For Some Montco Students

Superintendent Curtis Dietrich said the early start comes with a couple advantages.


Norristown's driver's license center. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

DMV In Norristown Debuts New Technology

The new features include a text message option rather than waiting in line.


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PA Senate Considering Gov. Wolf’s Nominee For AG

They’ll return Tuesday to consider the governor’s nomination of Bruce Beemer.


New radios going out  to authorities in Montgomery County. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Milestone In Montco’s Efforts To Update Emergency Radio Systems

Norristown police got some of the radios last week and so far, so good says chief Mark Talbot.


Eileen Keiper shows off her medal at Central Perkiomen Park in Schwenksville. (credit: Jim Melwert)

Montco Seniors Challenged To Explore Different Walking Trails

The Montco Trail Challenge is for all ages, visit five different trails in the county and get a medal.




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