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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Nearing Trial, Kane Asks PA Supreme Court To Throw Out Charges

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane has filed an 11th-hour appeal.

08/03/2016

Two Philly delegates: Cat Richter of South Philadelphia (on left), and Ariana Flores Gorden of West Philadelphia, at the PA Delegation Breakfast.
(credit: Jim Melwert)

Democratic Party Members, Leaders Speak On Unity At PA Delegate Breakfast

The buzz at the Pennsylvania delegation breakfast: will Bernie Sanders supporters back Hillary Clinton?

07/25/2016

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Openly Gay Man Addresses GOP Convention On Night Trump Accepts Nomination

Entrepreneur and venture capitalist, co-founder of PayPal Peter Thiel addressed the crowd at the Republican National Convention.

07/22/2016

(credit: Jim Melwert)

Republican VP Candidate Mike Pence Stops By PA Delegates’ Breakfast

Indiana governor and Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence shook hands and gave some hugs.

07/21/2016

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Trump Aide Offers Resignation In Melania Trump Plagiarism Incident

She asked Melania who inspires her, Melania mentioned Michelle Obama.

07/20/2016

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Donald Trump Jr. Surprise Speaker At PA Delegates’ Breakfast

Donald Trump Jr. says Pennsylvania is near and dear to his heart.

07/19/2016

Paul Ryan at Pennsylvania Delegation Breakfast (credit: Jim Melwert)

Eventful Opening Day Of RNC For Pennsylvania Delegation

The first day of the Republican National Convention was a busy one for the Pennsylvania delegation, starting with a breakfast presentation from Speaker of the House Paul Ryan.

07/18/2016

Paul Ryan at Pennsylvania Delegation Breakfast (credit: Jim Melwert)

Paul Ryan Addresses The Pennsylvania Delegation Breakfast

The Wisconsin Congressman stressed the importance of this election.

07/18/2016

CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 11: Quicken Loans Arena is decorated to welcome the Republican National Convention on July 11, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. The convention will be held at the arena July 18-21, 2016. (Photo by Angelo Merendino/Getty Images)

Republicans Prepare For A Party In Cleveland

KYW’s Suburban Bureau Chief Jim Melwert is in Cleveland, speaking with party leaders, candidates, and delegates about how the convention will affect voters back here in the Philadelphia region.

07/18/2016

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Frustration After Congress Fails To Act On Measure To Improve Airline Security

Congress has once again declined to act on a measure aimed at shoring up cockpit security of passenger airliners.

07/13/2016

(From L-to-R) Officer Barnshaw, the good Samaritan, and motorcycle riders.
(credit: Officer John Barnshaw)

Collegeville Officer, Citizen Provide Snapshot Of Cooperation During Complicated Times

The photo and story, posted on Facebook, now with more than 400 shares.

07/11/2016

(credit: Jim Melwert)

Superheroes Help Clean The Windows At CHOP King Of Prussia Campus

A special treat for six-year-old Gabe as he got to see his favorite superhero.

07/11/2016

US comedian Bill Cosby arrives December 30, 2015 to the Court House in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania to face charges of aggravated indecent assault.  (Credit: AFP /KENA BETANCUR)

Cosby Due Back In Court For Pretrial Hearing In Sex Assault Case

Bill Cosby will be back in a Montgomery County courtroom Thursday afternoon for another pretrial hearing, as the comedian battles charges he drugged and raped a woman at his Cheltenham mansion twelve years ago.

07/06/2016

(credit: Montgomery County DA)

Trial Begins In Montgomery County Home Invasion Killing

A murder trial is underway in Montgomery County for three Philadelphia men accused of shooting and killing a man in his Huntington Valley home because — prosecutors say — his daughter was trying to end an abusive relationship.

07/06/2016

Residents in Montgomery County gathered for a ribbon cutting marking the reopening of the Arcola Bridge, which had been closed for three years.
(credit: Jim Melwert)

Arcola Bridge Reopens After 3-Year Closure

A three-year headache of a detour has come to an end in Montgomery County.

07/01/2016

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