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.
Montgomery County Commissioner Josh Shapiro says the visit from Pope Francis transcends religion.
With tens of thousands of power outages, dozens of major road closures, and other related headaches, Delaware County Council chairman Mario Civera (at lectern in photo) says they reached out to Governor Wolf for assistance.
Joseph Thiers, 57, was sentenced to 22 to 44 years in state prison.
Kyle Simpson pleaded guilty in Bucks County Court to stabbing his uncle, who was acting as peacemaker in a dispute with another family member.
A program in Chester County aimed – in part – at cracking down on distracted walking wins PennDOT’s highway safety award.
The positive test was in the Phoenixville area, part of a regular surveillance program that’s been in place for years, where traps are set to collect mosquitoes to scan for West Nile Virus. Richard Johnson with the Chester County Health Department says the positive test is not reason for alarm, but is reason for further testing.
The Montgomery County, Pa. sheriff’s office learned of his whereabouts following his release from a prison in Maryland, after serving time for his part in a fatal DUI down there.
While some elected officials are pushing for a late-summer opening, PennDOT says it is doing all it can to get the busy roadway re-opened as soon as possible.
The incident, at a home along Wyndrise Drive in October 2013, left a 77-year-old man with a broken nose, cerebral hemorrhaging, and a detached larynx.
Chester County is posting speed limit markers in parks and on trails as a reminder to cyclists to slow it down.
Today, community and government leaders met to discuss the achievements of the county program to fight homelessness, called “Your Way Home Montgomery County.”
Hammerstein’s grandson has been trying to preserve the property where some of the most famous Rodgers-and-Hammerstein works were written.
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The trail closure is expected to last only one day (Tuesday).
His attempted getaway from one robbery, and the ensuing manhunt, shut down Montgomery County Community College for a day.