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.
Marcel Johson was convicted of stabbing Ebony Talley and her four-year-old daughter to death in 2013.
Penalty Phase Begins For Bucks County Man Convicted Of Two Counts Of First Degree Murder In Deaths Of Pregnant Woman, Daughter
The prosecution made its case for the death penalty during day one of the sentencing phase of a Bristol Township man convicted of brutally murdering a pregnant woman and her four year old daughter, then lighting their bodies on fire.
Dozens and dozens of people were standing in line as the show opened, hoping for some big discounts.
Now the penalty phase as the jury will decide if he gets life in prison or the death penalty.
Prosecutors say Mardel Johnson killed Ebony Talley, five months pregnant at the time, and Talley’s four-year-old daughter.
The final witness called by the prosecution on the 4th day of testimony was jailhouse snitch George Lewis, an inmate who was working in the Bucks County Prison as what’s called a babysitter, assigned to watch a prisoner who might harm himself or others.
Limerick Generating Station will conduct one of two yearly, full volume tests of the emergency sirens around 2pm.
It happened around 8:45 a.m. on the Radnor Trail near Conestoga Road and Brookside Avenue.
Derek Fitzgerald loaded up a van with everything he’ll need, he’s driving it to California.
The program is called “Keeping Children Safe In Crowds,” with a focus on safety and security during the World Meeting of Families and the Papal visit in September.
Bucks County assistant district attorney Matt Weintraub says he is confident the evidence will show defendant Marcel Johnson was the murderer.
Opening Statements Today In Trial Of Man Charged In Killing Of Pregnant Woman And Toddler In Bucks County
22-year-old Marcel Johnson is charged with two counts of criminal homicide and one count of criminal homicide of an unborn child.
Curren Collas was killed last February in his West Chester home when a 136-pound, six-drawer Ikea dresser tipped over on him.
“This is a gigantic step forward for us,” says Horsham Land Redevelopment Authority (HLRA) director Mike McGee of the newly signed negotiating agreement.
The Flourtown Farmers Market now has a new home, thanks in part to a low-interest loan from Montgomery County.