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 @Melwert1060.


(Rafael Robb arrives at the Montgomery County Courthouse in the custody of police.  File photo by Brad Segall)

Convicted Wife Killer’s Attempt To Protect $3 Million In Assets From Wife’s Estate Denied

While pension funds are typically immune from creditors there is the exception of divorce.


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Bill Cosby’s Preliminary Hearing Rescheduled

The hearing is now slated for February 2nd.


Molestation charges against a 60-year-old man from Paoli will head to Delaware County Court, as he waived his preliminary hearing today.
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Chester County Man Waives Preliminary Hearing On Molestation Charges

Molestation charges against a 60-year-old man from Paoli will head to Delaware County Court, as he waived his preliminary hearing today.


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Ceremonial Swearing-In For Montgomery County LGBT Judge

A proud day for new Montgomery County Common Pleas Court Judge Daniel Clifford at his ceremonial swearing-in, where he celebrates being the first LGBT candidate outside of Philadelphia to win a county-wide election in Pennsylvania.


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Ferman Sworn In As Common Pleas Court Judge In Montgomery County

Former Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Ferman was sworn in as Common Pleas Court judge in a ceremony in the Montgomery County Courthouse.


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Governor Wolf Makes Dual Stops On “Jobs That Pay” Tour

The Governor’s first stop was in Malvern at Universal Pasteurization Company, then at the Blue Bell office space of PRA Health Sciences, a contract research company that works with biotech and pharmaceutical companies.


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Swearing In Ceremony For New DA, County Commissioners And Row Officers In Montgomery County

GLENSIDE, Pa. (CBS) — Months after democrats swept Montgomery county in the November election, row officers and county commissioners were officially sworn-in…as was the county’s new District Attorney. New District Attorney Kevin Steele was sworn […]


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Montco DA Releases 2nd Children’s Book About Bullies

As Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Ferman prepares to change roles from prosecutor to judge, she is releasing her second children’s book


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Big Red Bows Used In Car Commercials Available At Local Company

Ever wonder where those big, red bows you see on cars this time of year come from?


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Man Pleads Guilty To Federal Charges Of Hiding Camera, Filming Teens In Bathroom

A Montgomery county man, who is still facing charges of child molestation in Montgomery and Bucks counties, has pleaded guilty to federal charges that he hid a camera in a bathroom to film teenagers.


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Supreme Court Justice Michael Eakin Suspended Amid Misconduct Investigation

A Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice is being suspended with pay as the investigation into charges of judicial misconduct continue.


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Mild Winter Weather Has Some Trading In Ski Poles For Golf Clubs

With a temperatures forecast to be in the 70’s on Christmas Eve, it’s tee-times rather than lift tickets this year.


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Hearing Held On Supreme Court Justice Michael Eakin’s Possible Suspension

A hearing took place today on whether or not Supreme Court Justice Michael Eakin should be suspended while investigated on charges he violated judicial conduct rules.


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PA Supreme Court Justice To Go Before Court Of Judicial Discipline Involving ‘Porngate’ Scandal

Justice J. Michael Eakin goes before the Court of Judicial Discipline on charges he violated the judicial code of conduct, the hearing to be held in Northampton County Court.


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Officials Take Steps Forward Towards Renovating Court And County Offices In Norristown

The Montgomery County board of commissioners okay’d a $937,000 contract with Athenian Rezak to begin the planning design phase of the project.




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