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.
All kinds of competition at the Transplant games of America, including today’s finals in a singing competition called “Lyrics for Life.”
A heart recipient with Team Philly in the Transplant Games met the family of the man who donated his heart.
The Transplant Games of America officially kicked off Saturday in Cleveland, Ohio. Gift-of-Life’s Team-Philly is once again the largest traveling team at the games.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving joined legislators and law enforcement, today to talk about Pennsylvania’s new law regarding ignition interlock-devices.
Officials in Lansdale, Montgomery County are trying to solve a mystery that is 120 years in the making. A headstone dated 1895 was found during an excavation in the backyard of a property along Main Street.
Montgomery County tourism officials are hoping to cash in on the upcoming Democratic National Convention with an estimated economic impact to the county of $17-million.
The trial is underway of a Lansdale man charged with first and third degree murder in a stabbing at a Montgomery County meat-packing plant.
Congressman Brendan Boyle is calling for congressional hearings into local groundwater contamination from chemicals.
Record the symbols, and sign up for a free trail challenge card which you can get at parks, libraries, YMCAs, or on the county’s website, then go to the website and submit the five images, and the county will mail a medal.
The 17-year-old North Penn Student admitted to two charges: felony 1st degree arson, and felony second degree risking a catastrophe.
Police have identified the woman who was found tied to a cinder block in a pond in Chester County.
Also known as “wear orange day,” events are being held here and across the nation.
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