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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Confusing signage in the SEPTA concourse. Green means what? (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Philadelphia’s Labyrinth: Navigating The Often Confusing SEPTA Concourse

One example of sign confusion can be found trying to get from the Broad Street Line to the Trolleys at City Hall. There aren’t any signs. Instead, Williams jokingly points out, “There’s a green staircase, and everybody knows green means trolleys.”

03/11/2015

(ABC Men, ready for their road trip to snow-locked Massachusetts.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Philadelphia-Based Service Group Heads To Boston, Mass. For Snow Relief Duty

Jackie Wleh, with ABC Men, says they’re driving 314 miles to fulfill a request for help.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/06/2015

(Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey speaks with reporters at police headquarters.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Commissioner Ramsey Says Some Questions Raised by U.S. Policing Report Remain Unsolved

Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey says he supports all of the 59 recommendations contained in a preliminary report on “21st Century Policing.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/03/2015

(A photo of Sean Moses is displayed at a press briefing at Radnor Township police headquarters.)

Montco Man Charged With Secretly Videotaping Dozens Of Women In KOP Mall Dressing Rooms, Several Other Locations

So far they have filed more than seven dozen counts of privacy invasion and one count of possession of child pornography against the Penn Valley man.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/02/2015

An iced over Schuylkill River (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Frigid Weather Has Local Rowers Hoping To Break The Ice

The Schuylkill River is frozen over, which rowers at Boathouse Row will tell you is getting old.

02/27/2015

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie departs the chamber after delivering his budget address for fiscal year 2016 to the Legislature on February 24, 2015. (Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Christie’s Budget Address Draws Local Reaction

Some New Jersey voters this morning are wondering why there was no mention about another potential funding crisis: transportation.

02/25/2015

Paulsboro Man Accused Of Stealing $243K In Decades-Long Social Security Scam

The indictment alleges 62-year-old Nicholas Serevino Junior fraudulently collected $243,844 in Social Security benefits from 1984 through 2013 that were going to a false identity created by his father.

02/24/2015

TV Personality Keith Olbermann. (credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Keith Olbermann Suspended After Twitter Spat With Penn State Students

Keith Olbermann has been taken off his ESPN show for the rest of the week after making insulting comments about Penn State students on Twitter.

02/24/2015

From Florida to Cancun, travelers at PHL are looking to escape Philadelphia's bitter cold. (Credit:c Jim Melwert)

Cold Weather Has Travelers At PHL Thinking Warm

What’s the best way to beat the frigid temperatures? Fly somewhere warm of course.

02/20/2015

(Photo by Mike Teiper)

Philadelphia Mayoral Candidates Chime In on Philadelphia School District Problems

The six candidates vying for the Democratic nomination for Philadelphia mayor took part in a forum hosted by the Business Association of West Parkside.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/19/2015

(Ash Wednesday at Jefferson Station. Credit: Jim Melwert)

Local Clergy Bring Ash Wednesday Ceremony To Jefferson Station

This is the third year that clergy from Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church in Society Hill are here at Jefferson Station, formerly known as Market East, on Ash Wednesday.

02/18/2015

(Pedestrians deal with subfreezing cold at 15th and Market Streets, in center city Philadelphia.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Dangerous Cold Grips Philadelphia Region

Being outside for even a few minutes Monday morning was long enough for fingertips and ears to start burning from the chill.

02/16/2015

(A car and its owner brave the cold.  KYW file photo)

Cold Weather Creates Extra Stress On Your Car’s Major Parts, Expert Warns

“In really cold weather like this, the metal is so brittle, you can hit a bump the wrong way and break springs,” notes Hugh Snyderman, second-generation owner of a Gulf station in Old City Philadelphia.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/13/2015

The Pennsylvania Convention Center  )File photo by Randall E. Scott)

Convention Center Expected To Play A Big Role During 2016 DNC

The 2016 Democratic National Convention will be held in the Wells Fargo Center, but city officials expect the Pennsylvania Convention Center to get a lot of use.

02/13/2015

(A sign placed by Septa at the Regional Rail station in Langhorne, Pa.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Septa Completes Installation of Suicide Hotline Signs at All Rail Stations

The final signs were unveiled today at the Langhorne station, in Bucks County.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/12/2015

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