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.

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Superintendant Kate Hammond.
(credit: Jim Melwert/KYW Newsradio)

Officials Hope To Lure Some Of The Millions Expected For Papal Visit To Montgomery County

Montgomery County Commissioner Josh Shapiro says the visit from Pope Francis transcends religion.

06/25/2015

(Outside the Delco Emergency Management Center, adjacent to the prison, County Council chairman Mario Civera speaks to reporters.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Delaware County Declares Storm Emergency, Asks For State Aid

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.

06/24/2015

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Bucks Man Gets Decades in Prison For Shooting Strip Club Workers, Firing at Cops

Joseph Thiers, 57, was sentenced to 22 to 44 years in state prison.

06/22/2015

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Bucks Man Gets Prison Sentence in New Year’s Even Stabbing Murder of Uncle

Kyle Simpson pleaded guilty in Bucks County Court to stabbing his uncle, who was acting as peacemaker in a dispute with another family member.

06/22/2015

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Award-Winning Chesco Safety Program Focuses On Distracted Walking

A program in Chester County aimed – in part – at cracking down on distracted walking wins PennDOT’s highway safety award.

06/21/2015

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Mosquito Tests Positive For West Nile Virus In Chester County

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.

06/19/2015

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Croydon Man Rearrested as DUI Fugitive After Serving Time on Another DUI in Maryland

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.

06/19/2015

Photo from May 30, 2015.  (credit: Jim Melwert/KYW)

About 2 Months Into Closure Of Valley Forge Road Bridge, Frustrations Running High

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.

06/19/2015

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Guilty Plea in 2013 Violent Home Invasion in Blue Bell, Pa.

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.

06/18/2015

Regional Rangers Mike Trzaska (left) and Jay Erb (right) are two of eleven rangers that regularly patrol the length of the Chester Valley Trail.  They cooperate with local police to keep the trail safe and to educate trail users on sharing space on the trail. (Photo provided)

Chester County To Post Speed Limit Markers On Some Of Its Trails

Chester County is posting speed limit markers in parks and on trails as a reminder to cyclists to slow it down.

06/18/2015

(County commissioners Josh Shapiro, center, and Val Arkoosh, standing at right, at the Homelessness Summit at Montgomery County Community College.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Homelessness Summit in Montco Touts County’s Aggregate Approach

Today, community and government leaders met to discuss the achievements of the county program to fight homelessness, called “Your Way Home Montgomery County.”

06/17/2015

(A plaque next to the front door indicates that Highland Farms, the home of the late Oscar Hammerstein II, is on the National Register of Historic Places.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Grandson of Oscar Hammerstein Regroups After Doylestown Twp. Zoning Board Rebuff

Hammerstein’s grandson has been trying to preserve the property where some of the most famous Rodgers-and-Hammerstein works were written.

06/16/2015

(Nicholas Helman, following his arrest in March.  Credit: CBS3)

Lengthy Prison Sentence For Man Who Sent Romantic Rival Ricin-Laced Birthday Card

A 20-year-old Hatboro man is sentenced to decades in prison in Bucks County court for sending a romantic rival a birthday card laced with a deadly poison.

06/15/2015

(The Schuylkill River Trail.   File photo provided by Montgomery County Commissioners)

Sewer Construction Project Causing One-Day Closure of Portion of Montco Bike Trail

The trail closure is expected to last only one day (Tuesday).

06/15/2015

(Robber holds an employee by the neck while rifling the cash register at the Whitpain Tavern.  Surveillance photo provided)

Luzerne County Man Convicted in String of Area Bar-Restaurant Robberies

His attempted getaway from one robbery, and the ensuing manhunt, shut down Montgomery County Community College for a day.

06/15/2015

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