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.


Donna Krupp being led into Montco court for sentencing hearing.
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Montco Woman Who Burnt Down Police Officer’s Home Gets 10-20 Years In Prison

Judge Gary Silow sentenced the 53-year-old Krupp to 10-20 years in state prison saying her lack of remorse in unconscionable.


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Neshaminy School Board Votes On Closings Of 2 Elementary Schools

The Neshaminy school board has made it official – two elementary schools in the district will close at the end of this school year.


Chester County DA Tom Hogan presents the recommended photo array for identifying suspects.
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PA District Attorneys Present New Guidelines For Identifying Suspects

Chester County district attorney Tom Hogan chairs the PDAA’s best practices committee, which worked with law enforcement, social scientists, and even the criminal defense attorneys association in an effort to establish guidelines for the best ways for investigators to use photos to get an ID from an eyewitness.


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Law Enforcement Cracking Down On Distracted Driving In Montgomery County

“Police have even witnessed people changing clothes, brushing their teeth, and reading a book.”


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Charges Filed In Rape Case From Parking Garage Near West Chester University

Twenty-three-year-old Austin Eaddy faces several charges including rape by force and sexual assault.


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Health Officials In Montgomery County Gear Up For Mosquito Season

Health officials in Montgomery County are getting ready for mosquito season. And, this year, the concern isn’t just that the pests might spread West Nile, but also the possibility they could carry the Zika virus.

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Shakira Hayward covers her face as she enters court for preliminary hearing on charges including 3rd degree murder. 
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Montco Woman Accused Of Stabbing Stepfather To Stand Trial On Murder Charges

A Norristown woman accused of the stabbing death of her step-father will stand trial on Third Degree Murder charges.


Senator H. John Heinz III of Pennsylvania. (Photo credit: US Senate)

A Community Remembers Fatal Lower Merion Plane Crash, 25 Years Later

25-years-ago on Monday, a small plane was making its approach into Philadelphia International Airport when the pilot reported trouble with the landing gear. A helicopter pilot tried to take a closer look at the landing gear, and the plane and the helicopter collided.


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Philadelphia Area High Schools Compete In Mock Trial Competition

High school students from a handful of Philadelphia-area schools will be in court in Harrisburg Friday and Saturday for the state championship of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s mock trial competition.


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Delco Officials Hope Program Will Be Puzzle Piece In Battle Against Heroin And Opioid Addiction

Since police were authorized to administer naloxone in 2014, they’ve saved the lives of 218 people.


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Voter Education Program Makes Stop In Upper Darby

Students were shown not only how to register to vote online, but also walked through a quiz about the Pennsylvania election rules.


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What Impact Could Pennsylvania Primary Have On Presidential Race?

Expect the Philadelphia suburbs to play a key role especially in the highly contested race for the Republican presidential nomination.


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Guilty Plea From Former High School Employee Accused Of Improper Relationship With Student

Michael Morse admitted to sending explicit text messages and having explicit conversations with a student who was a senior at Plymouth Whitemarsh high school.


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Suspected Shoplifter Flees Scene, Leaves Boy Behind In Montgomery County

Police in Montgomery County are looking for a man who tried to steal tools from Walmart, but then left a boy behind when he was confronted by security.


Several defendants of the "Felny Lane Gang" are led from the courthouse in West Chester. (credit: Jim Melwert)

Seven Alleged Members Of “Felony Lane Gang” Make Appearance In Chester County Court

Seven alleged members of the “Felony Lane Gang” who were part of a high-speed car chase earlier this month made an appearance in court on Wednesday.




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