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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Authorities: Montgomery County Attorney Accused Of Rape

Authorities say an attorney in Montgomery County is facing several charges.


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State Police Firearms Instructor Charged In Accidental Trooper Shooting Death Sentenced

A former state police firearms instructor will spend two weeks in Montgomery County prison for the incident last fall.


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Charges Dropped Against Man Pulled Off Bus And Tased In Montco

The DA’s office wouldn’t get into specifics on why they dropped charges but they say it didn’t have anything to do with possible excessive force.


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DA Releases Info From Chester County Courthouse Shooting Investigation

The Chester County District Attorney’s office has determined the shooting of a man in the lobby of the Justice Center on Tuesday was justified.


Pope Francis waves at the faithful on St. Peter's square on April 15, 2014 after his weekly general audience at the Vatican. (Photo by Vincenzo Pinto/Getty Images)

Montco Readying For Increased Traffic Pope Weekend

There will be increased traffic not just on roads, highways, and rail lines…but also on the trail system.


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DA: White House Fence Jumper Killed After Attacking Sheriff’s Deputy With Knife

DA Hogan says the suspect is the same man who jumped the White House fence earlier this year.


Pa. AG Kathleen Kane enters Montgomery County Courthouse for arraignment hearing.  (Credit: Mike Dougherty)

AG Kane Scheduled To Go Before District Judge Today

A preliminary hearing is scheduled today for embattled Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane.


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Second Lawmaker Throws Hat Into Ring For Pa. Attorney General’s Race

State Representative Todd Stephens announced his candidacy Thursday in next year’s race for Pennsylvania Attorney General.


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Child Welfare Agencies Call On Wolf To Expand Funding During Budget Impasse

It’s now seven weeks that Pennsylvania has been without a budget, and agencies that rely on state funding are starting to sweat.


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Public Safety Briefing For Faith Leaders In Montgomery County

It was billed as a safety briefing for the Papal visit next month, but aside from the standard ‘see something, say something’ crowd-awareness campaign, the meeting ended focusing on more emergency preparedness.


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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Unseals Orders On Attorney General Office’s Porn Emails

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has unsealed documents related to Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s investigation of a scandal involving pornographic emails, emails her defense claims could show her innocence.


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School Officials Voice Concern Over Lack Of State Budget As Summer Break Winds Down

Summer vacation is almost over for students across the Delaware Valley. But as schools get ready to open their doors, there is still no budget from Harrisburg.


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Lower Makefield Police Roll Out New Body Cameras For Every Officer

The police department in Bucks County is unveiling the cameras today, and hosting a demonstration for other law enforcement agencies.


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New Path On Schuylkill River Trail Opens, Connecting Philadelphia To Phoenixville

The Schuylkill River Trail now officially extends all the way to Phoenixville as the Canal Towpath opens in Upper Providence Township, Montgomery County.


Eric Martin (l) and Portia Martin (r) are accused of using stolen identities to get more than $100,000 in fraudulent loans. (Credit: Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office)

Owners Of Montco HVAC Company Feel The Heat In Alleged ID Theft Scam

Eric Martin and Portia Martin own Centra-Spike Incorporated in Fort Washington. According to investigators, they stole the identities of at least 8 people and used that information to apply for loans.