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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Ryan Robe and Jeff Richards (front) get the gold for Team Philly in Transplant Games of America's Lyrics for Life competition. (credit: Jim Melwert)

Philly Takes Gold At Transplant Games Of America’s Singing Competition

All kinds of competition at the Transplant games of America, including today’s finals in a singing competition called “Lyrics for Life.”

06/14/2016

These two families are intertwined after Phillip Monroe jr died and donated his heart to Todd Stickel. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Parents Who Lost Son Hear His Heart Beat In Recipient’s Chest At Transplant Games

A heart recipient with Team Philly in the Transplant Games met the family of the man who donated his heart.

06/12/2016

Vivian and Tom Gano with Team-Philly. (credit: Jim Melwert)

Gift-of-Life’s Team-Philly Once Again Largest Traveling Squad At Transplant Games

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.

06/11/2016

(Credit: Jim Melwert)

MADD And Lawmakers Discuss New PA Ignition Interlock Law

Mothers Against Drunk Driving joined legislators and law enforcement, today to talk about Pennsylvania’s new law regarding ignition interlock-devices.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/09/2016

File photo (credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Lansdale Officials Hope To Solve Mystery Of 120-Year-Old Headstone

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.

06/08/2016

(credit: Jim Melwert)

Tourism Officials In Montgomery County Hoping To Cash In On DNC

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.

06/08/2016

(credit: Jim Melwert)

Trial Underway For Man Accused Of Fatally Stabbing Coworker At Meat-Packing Plant

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.

06/07/2016

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Congressman Calls For Congressional Hearings On Area Water Contamination

Congressman Brendan Boyle is calling for congressional hearings into local groundwater contamination from chemicals.

06/06/2016

(A cluster of handmade Adirondack chairs under a distant tree beckons visitors at Chanticleer Garden, in Wayne, Pa.  Photo by Lauren Lipton)

New Scavenger Hunt In Montgomery County Encourages Residents To Explore Outdoors

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.

06/04/2016

North Penn High School. (credit: CBS)

North Penn High School Junior Admits To Two Felony Charges With Lighting Fire At School

The 17-year-old North Penn Student admitted to two charges: felony 1st degree arson, and felony second degree risking a catastrophe.

06/03/2016

(Credit: David Spunt)

Authorities ID Woman Found In Bottom Of Pond In Chester County

Police have identified the woman who was found tied to a cinder block in a pond in Chester County.

CBS 3–06/02/2016

Montgomery County Assistant District Attorney Tom McGoldrick speaking on National Gun Violence Awareness Day. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

National Gun Violence Awareness Day Recognized Locally

Also known as “wear orange day,” events are being held here and across the nation.

06/02/2016

Hsui-Chin Lin sobs as she leaves district court after being ordered to stand trial on first and third degree murder in the shooting death of ex husband Chien-Kuo Lin. (credit: Jim Melwert)

Montgomery County Woman Ordered To Stand Trial In Shooting Death Of Ex-Husband

A North Wales, Montgomery County woman has been ordered to stand trial on first and third degree murder charges in connection with the shooting death of her ex-husband in May.

06/01/2016

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Cosby Will Go To Trial For Alleged Sex-Assault Charges

The decision was handed down on Tuesday in a Montgomery County courtroom for a preliminary hearing on the sexual assault charges that stem from a 2004 incident at Cosby’s Cheltenham Mansion.

05/24/2016

(Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Bill Cosby May Face Accuser In Preliminary Hearing

While there is the chance Bill Cosby’s accuser could take the stand, under Pennsylvania law, the case could move forward with prosecutors simply relying on testimony from detectives based on Andrea Constand’s statement to police back in 2005.

05/23/2016

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