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 @JMelwert.

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Lengthy Prison Sentence For Former Firefighter Who Took 4 Hostage In Cheltenham Firehouse

Twenty-seven-year-old Paul Jordan was sentenced to 10-20 years in state prison on Monday.

12/05/2016

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Investigators Seek Help In Solving 23-Year-Old Murder Of Bucks County Woman

Twenty-three-years ago today, the body of an 18-year-old Bucks County woman was found in a rail yard in Lansdale.

12/02/2016

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Philly Man To Spend Up To 6 Years In Prison In Road-Rage Shooting

A 51-year-old Philadelphia man will spend three to six years in prison as he pleads guilty to a road-rage shooting on the Blue Route in the spring.

12/02/2016

Packed house at hearing on Montgomery County 2017 budget. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Hearing Held On Proposed Double Digit Tax Hike In Montco

About 100 people packed a public hearing on Montgomery County’s proposed budget.

12/01/2016

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Judge Denies Stein Campaign Request For Recount In Montgomery County

A judge has shot down a motion from Green Party candidate Jill Stein requesting a recount of presidential election results in 78 voting districts in Montgomery County.

11/30/2016

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PA DA’s Association Recommendations On Best Practices For Investigating Police Involved Shootings

The recommendations do not address use-of-force policies pointing to state and federal laws.

11/29/2016

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Certification Of Some Election Results In Pa. Delayed As Stein Campaign Pushes For Recount

Montgomery and Bucks Counties have delayed the certification of their election results as the Jill Stein Campaign tries to push for a recount of presidential and senate results.

11/28/2016

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240 Acres In Delaware County Preserved As Open Space

“After years of planning, the 240 acres just west of bustling Route 202 will be preserved as open space.”

11/28/2016

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Pennsylvania Turnpike Projects Could Fall Victim To Debt

The on-going work to connect the Pennsylvania Turnpike and I-95 could be a casualty of ballooning debt.

11/19/2016

National Adoption Month ceremony in Montgomery County. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

National Adoption Month: 14 Children Get Permanent Homes In Montco

A ceremony in Montgomery County recognizing National Adoption Month wrapped up Friday.

11/18/2016

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Proposed 2017 Montgomery County Budget Carries Tax Hike

The county will hold two public meetings on the budget on December first.

11/17/2016

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Video Of Montco Cross Country Runner Getting Hit By Deer During Race Goes Viral

The video shows the herd of deer darting across the course.

11/17/2016

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2nd Man Sentenced For Role In Deadly Home Invasion In Huntingdon Valley

A second man is sentenced for his role in a deadly home invasion in Huntingdon Valley last fall.

11/16/2016

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Another Setback For Bill Cosby’s Defense Team As They Fight Sex Assault Charges

Judge Steven O’Neill denied two motions from Bill Cosby’s defense team.

11/16/2016

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Philadelphia Man Convicted Of Killing Ex-Girlfriend’s Father Is Sentenced

Abdul Ali said he is sorry for the family’s loss, but claims he didn’t kill anybody.

11/15/2016

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