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.



Cosby Back In Montco For Pre-Trial Hearing

Both sides are arguing over evidence in 78-year-old entertainer’s sex assault case.


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Bill Cosby Back In Montgomery County Courtroom

Today’s hearing is the first of four days set aside by the judge hearing Bill Cosby’s case.


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DA: Bucks County Man Groomed Girls To Believe He Was A Prophet From God

More than a dozen new felony charges have been filed against the Bucks County man who was found with eleven Amish girls living in his Feasterville home.


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Kaine Makes Campaign Stop At Bucks County Community College

The parade of presidential and vice presidential candidates through the Philadelphia region continued on Wednesday, as Democratic VP hopeful Tim Kaine made a stop in Newtown, Bucks County in front of a couple hundred people.


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Bucks County Man Says He’s Had 13 Trump Signs Stolen From His Yard

Gary Cruzan says it’s gotten to the point where he has to take his Trump yard signs in at night.


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Former PA AG Kathleen Kane Sentenced To 10 To 23 Months In Prison

Pennsylvania’s former top prosecutor found herself on the receiving end of a judge’s sentence today.


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Former PA Attorney General Kathleen Kane To Be Sentenced

Disgraced Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane learns her fate Monday in Norristown.


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Waiting For Your Absentee Ballot In Montgomery County? You’re Not Alone

If you’ve requested an absentee ballot in Montgomery County and haven’t gotten it yet, you’re not alone.


PennDOT secretary Leslie Richards  (credit: Jim Melwert)

SEPTA Celebrates Completion Of Crum Creek Viaduct On Media/Elwyn Line

The Crum Creek Viaduct on SEPTA’s Media/Elwyn line dates back to 1895.


New radios going out  to authorities in Montgomery County. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Malfunction Causes Delay In Roll-Out Of Emergency Radios In Montco

Roll-out of new emergency radios to first responders in Montgomery County is on hold due to a malfunction with some of the models.


Governor Jon Huntsman speaks at Villanova Law School. (credit: Jim Melwert)

Governor Jon Huntsman Talks Politics At Villanova Law School

Governor Jon Huntsman brought his recipe of how-to-fix-politics to Villanova’s Law School.


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Delco DA Says Results Of Study On Middle And High School Students Concern Him

Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan says the findings from the Pennsylvania Youth Survey concern him.


Detail of the P-90 Dog Ear pickups on a Gibson 1959 ES-330 TD electric guitar, taken on September 15, 2014. (Photo by Neil Godwin/Guitarist Magazine via Getty Images)

Bucks County Concert Raises Money In Honor Of Local Musician Murdered In 2011

This year’s concert pays tribute to the Allman Brothers Band.


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Montco DA Objects To Kathleen Kane’s Request For House Arrest

Kathleen Kane’s attorneys have filed a motion asking the court to consider house arrest.


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Ivanka Trump Hits The Campaign Trail, Making Stops In Suburban Philadelphia

Ivanka Trump was asked friendly questions at the campaign event.




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