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.
Reaction continues to come in, after a Common Pleas court decision that ordered Lower Merion School District to rescind a tax hike.
They work like dogs, now they have a place to rest.
Pane says he met with the football players and their families to tell them before making the public announcement.
Superintendent Curtis Dietrich said the early start comes with a couple advantages.
The new features include a text message option rather than waiting in line.
They’ll return Tuesday to consider the governor’s nomination of Bruce Beemer.
Norristown police got some of the radios last week and so far, so good says chief Mark Talbot.
The Montco Trail Challenge is for all ages, visit five different trails in the county and get a medal.
After he was brushed off, Pence was another satisfied customer…
The brand new Sullivan’s Bridge has officially opened.
State Rep. Todd Stephens chairs the judiciary subcommittee investigating impeachment of Kathleen Kane.
Bucks County District attorney David Heckler will be leaving office on September 2nd.
While many malls are shuttered and being torn down, Simon Property Group President Rick Sokolov says it’s no surprise King of Prussia Mall is thriving.
Convicted felon Kathleen Kane was in her Scranton office on her final day as Pennsylvania Attorney General.
Joshua Morrow, during his testimony at the Kathleen Kane trial, admitted he lied under oath.