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.


(credit: Bucks County DA's Office)

Woman Accused Of Killing 14-Year-Old Adopted Daughter Remains On Suicide Watch

An attorney for Sara Packer, the adoptive mother of 14-year-old Grace Packer, says he sees a history of mental illness.


Grace packer's birth mother is consoled by family members at a memorial service for the girl in Glenside. 
(credit: Jim Melwert)

Memorial Service Held for Teen Allegedly Killed By Adoptive Mother & Her Boyfriend

A memorial service will be held today in Abington for a teen killed by her adoptive mother and the woman’s boyfriend.


(credit: Jim Melwert)

Around 500 Kids Take Part In MLK Day Of Service Event In Montco

“It’s really a great day for everyone to come out and give back to their community.”


(Credit: Randall E. Scott)

New Tenants Coming To Ardmore’s Suburban Square

The real estate company behind Suburban Square in Ardmore is announcing the new tenants of the building that used to house Macy’s.


FILE photo of courtroom (Photo by Spencer Weiner-Pool/Getty Images)

New Charges Against Philadelphia Man Accused Of Several Home Robberies In Montco

32-year-old Tyree Garnett is facing 17 felony charges and a handful of misdemeanors.


(credit: CBS 3)

Man Charged With Raping Child Over Several Years, Forces Standoff With Police

29-year-old Bryan Monica of Limerick Township is facing 90 charges including rape.



DHS Announces Plans To Shut Down Civil Section Of Norristown State Hospital

DHS Secretary Ted Dallas says the closure is part of the Wolf administration’s efforts to improve access to home and community based services while reducing reliance on institutional care.


Montgomery County Commissioners. (credit: Jim Melwert)

Women Take Tops Spots On 2 County Commissioners Boards

The boards of commissioners in both Chester and Montgomery counties are now headed up by women.


(credit: Bucks County Justice Center)

Bucks County District Attorney Makes Run For DA Official

Weintraub points to his career as a prosecutor, which started in 1993 in Bucks County and includes stops in Lehigh and Cape May counties.


Day after murderer goes free, Family, friends of Ellen Gregory hold press conference outside home where she was killed
(credit: Jim Melwert)

Victim’s Family Vows To Keep Fighting After Wife Killer Released From Prison

Rafael Robb pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in 2007 for killing his wife, Ellen Gregory Robb.


Josh Shapiro with Val Arkoosh (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Process Begins To Replace Josh Shapiro On Montco Board Of Commissioners

Anyone interested will get an interview before all 22 county judges…


(Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Chester County Officials Discuss What Trump’s Presidency Will Mean For Economy

“I think we’ve moved from shock to cautious optimism.”


Josh Shapiro with Val Arkoosh (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Josh Shapiro Attends Final MontCo Commissioner’s Meeting

Thursday’s Montgomery County commissioner’s meeting was the last one for Commissioner and Pennsylvania Attorney General-elect Josh Shapiro.


File photo (Credit:  Matt Rivers)

SEPTA Bus Driver Found Guilty Of Homicide By Vehicle For Killing Pedestrian

Katrina Sanders is seen in video looking at papers waiting at a red light to turn left onto Limekiln Pike from Glenside Avenue.


(Photo provided by Septa)

SEPTA Driver Charged With Homicide By Vehicle Takes The Stand

A SEPTA bus driver, on trial in Montgomery County for homicide by vehicle.




More From CBS Philly

5 Phillies Players To Watch This Spring Training
Best Places To See Indie Rock In Philly
Restaurant Pairs Beers With Girl Scout Cookies

Listen Live