Jim Melwert

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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.


Another Bill Cosby Lawyer Seeks To Step Down From Defense Team

In a motion filed in Montgomery County court on Tuesday, Cosby requested that he be given until Sept. 11 to retain new counsel.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/15/2017

Second Annual Survey of Business Climate in Chester County

The survey is called “Take the Pulse.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/15/2017

Guilty But Mentally Ill Plea From Man Who Shot Father On Schuylkill Expressway

Kymere Corbin has been sentenced to four-to-15 years in state prison.


More Charges Filed Against Merchant Accused In Main Line Burglary Ring

More charges have been filed against a Jeweler’s Row merchant accused of being a fence for a Main Line burglary ring.


Norristown Man Found Guilty On Drug Trafficking Charges

A Norristown man is found guilty of dozens of felony charges related to drug trafficking heroin worth millions of dollars.


DA: Man Fatally Shoots Neighbor Following Long-Running Dispute

The Chester County District Attorney’s Office says Clayton Carter, 51, of West Goshen shot and killed G. Brooks Jennings around 1 a.m.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/08/2017

Man To Spend Life In Prison For Role In 2014 Bucks County Robbery, Murder

Three men were tied up and lying face down on the floor when they were each shot in the head in Bristol Township, in July 2014.


Philly Man Looks To Avoid Death Penalty After Being Convicted For 2 Murders

The lawyer for 28-year-old Eric Dillard argued that sparing his client’s life is the just thing to do.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/04/2017

Former Bucks County Nurse Pleads Guilty To Secretly Videotaping Patients

A former Bucks County nurse has plead guilty to secretly photographing and videotaping patients while they undressed.


Man Charged In Fatal Hatfield Shooting

A Hatfield man is facing charges, accused of shooting a man after stepping into a domestic dispute at a party he was hosting at his Orvilla Road home.


Here’s How To Safely Look At A Solar Eclipse

The solar eclipse is about two and a half weeks away, but if you want to see it safely, now is the time to plan.


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Bill Cosby Attorney Files Paperwork To Withdraw From Case Before Sex Assault Retrial

Cosby’s retrial is currently scheduled for November 6th.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/01/2017

DA: ‘I Just Remember Feeling A Great Sense Of Despair’ Looking For Bodies On DiNardo Property

Search crews discovered the men’s bodies in a common grave, and charges were filed against two cousins.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/01/2017

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Man Found Guilty In 1984 Rape, Murder Cold Case

A 57-year-old man has been found guilty of the 1984 murder of a 14-year-old Bensalem girl. 


Attorney General’s Office Handing Out 300,000 Drug Deactivation Pouches

The pouches, when mixed with water, can deactivate 45 pills.


Man Charged In Woman’s Overdose Death Inside Her Hospital Room

A 29-year-old Montgomery County man could be facing decades in prison after being charged with what equates to murder in the overdose death of a 30-year-old inside her hospital room.


Judge Gives Souderton Women Lengthy Sentencing After Fatal Drug Deal

Prosecutor Christopher Rees said, “I think the judge recognized the seriousness of this case.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/25/2017

Cherie Amoore Sentenced After Child Kidnapping At King Of Prussia Mall

Judge William Carpenter called it every parents’ worst fear as he sentenced 33-year-old Cherie Amoore to state prison.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/24/2017

Trial Continues For Man Accused Of 1984 Bensalem Rape And Murder

The trial continues in Bucks County of a 56-year-old man who’s accused of the 1984 rape and murder of a 14-year-old Bensalem girl.


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Former 76er Doug Overton Pleads Guilty To Disorderly Conduct In An Indecent Exposure Case

Doug Overton, 47, pleaded guilty to three counts of disorderly conduct and gets one year of probation, while agreeing to undergo a psychosexual evaluation.


MontCo Commissioner Makes Push For Opioid Alternatives

There’s an on-going push for changes in how narcotic pain killers are prescribed.


MontCo Man Sentenced For Sexual Assault Against Child

A Montgomery County man will spend at least a decade in prison for inappropriate contact with a girl, starting when she was 12-years-old.


Montgomery County Woman Sentenced In Overdose Death Of 2-Year-Old Daughter

Christina Griffith has been sentenced to two-and-a-half to six years in state prison followed by eight years probation.


Court Hearing For 6 Prison Workers Charged With Assault Of Inmates

One of those inmates has only one leg, and the incident was caught on video.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/27/2017

Delaware County DA Reveals New Tool To Fight Opioid Crisis

Delaware County has a new tool to fight the opioid crisis: a mobile drug collection unit.


Bill Cosby

Police Investigating Audio Recordings Of Cosby Trial Posted To Social Media

The nearly two-hour-long video opens with photos outside the courthouse and audio of the judge instructing the jury prior to closing arguments.


Bill Cosby

Cosby Juror: 2 Holdouts Prevented Guilty Verdict

The final 22 hours were tense, according to the juror.


Delaware County DA Takes To Courthouse Steps Over Safety Concerns At Area Hospitals

Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan says he is concerned for the safety of not only workers but also patients at Crozer-Keystone hospitals, which are now owned by hedge fund Prospect Medical Holdings.


Lower Merion School District Dealt Another Blow In Tax Hike Fight

Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court denied Lower Merion School District’s request to have an appeal heard before all the judges.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/20/2017

Spotlight Turns To Defense As Cosby Trial Resumes Monday In Montgomery County

Bill Cosby’s sex assault trial continues in Montgomery County as the spotlight now turns to defense.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/11/2017



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