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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Former School Employee Accused Of Inappropriate Relationship With Student

A former employee of Plymouth Whitemarsh High School is facing charges he allegedly had an inappropriate relationship with a student, according to investigators.

07/08/2015

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Main Line Catholic School Parents Convene To Discuss Controversial Firing of Teacher

Parents learned through an e-mail sent Friday that Waldron Mercy Academy teacher Margie Winters had been fired. While not saying it specifically, the e-mail strongly hints that Winters was fired because she is gay.

07/08/2015

(Montgomery County DA Risa Ferman, in file photo by Jim Melwert)

Montco DA Says Statute of Limitations Prevents New Prosecution of Bill Cosby

Montgomery County district attorney Risa Ferman says there’s nothing her office can do with the new information that he obtained prescription drugs for others.

07/07/2015

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Covered Bridge In Valley Forge National Historical Park Closed Due To Damage

The “Knox Covered Bridge” carries Yellow Springs Road over the Valley Creek. Originally built in the mid-1800s, it carries about 2,000 cars per day.

07/06/2015

(Stephen Stace follows his lawyer out of a Montgomery County courtroom following his sentencing.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Retired Montco Music Professor Sentenced For Sexting Minor Girl

Stephen Stace, a retired Penn State-Abington music professor, is headed to prison after pleading guilty to sharing explicit photos with a 16-year-old girl in Spain.

07/06/2015

The Buck County Justice Center in Doylestown, Pa. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Work Begins On Monument Outside Bucks County Justice Center

The monument features a 20-foot I-beam from the rubble of the World Trade Center, which was acquired by the Travis Manion Foundation and granted to the County.

07/03/2015

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Pre-Teen Boy Drowns Accidentally in French Creek

Pennsylvania state police say the boy slipped on rocks and fell into the fast-moving river in Warwick Township, on Wednesday afternoon.

07/02/2015

(The pitch at PPL Park, in Chester, Pa.   Photo by Greg Orlandini)

PPL Park, Home Stadium for Philadelphia Union, Getting a Name Change

Come this fall, the Philadlephia Union won’t be playing in PPL Park anymore.

07/02/2015

Septa deputy GM  Jeffrey Knueppel explains positive train control to (L-R),  Sen. Bob Casey, Rep. Chaka Fattah, Rep.  Pat Meehan, and Rep. Ryan Costello.  Photo by Jim Melwert

SEPTA Shows Off Its ‘Postive Control’ Trains As Federal Compliance Deadline Nears

Today, Septa officials demonstrated that system for area congressmen. The federal deadline is December 31st.

07/01/2015

Power Home Remodeling Co-CEO Asher Raphael. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

You Can Find Fortune’s Number One Workplace For Millennials On The Chester Waterfront

Power Home Remodeling Group co-CEO 35-year-old Asher Raphael says he’s not surprised his company tops Fortune Magazine’s list of top workplaces for millennials, because, as he puts it, they appeal to over-achievers.

06/30/2015

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Woman Creates Series Of Workouts For The Visually Impaired

A visually impaired woman from Doylestown, frustrated at not being able to follow along with exercise videos, has created a series of workouts for the visually impaired.

06/28/2015

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Oink Oink! Rescue Group Hosts ‘Piggypalooza’ In Bucks County

The event at Ross Mill Farm in Jamison is a major fundraiser for the Pig Placement Network.

06/27/2015

Superintendant Kate Hammond.
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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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