Jim Melwert

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.


Behind Bars: A Look Inside Long Awaited Graterford State Prison Replacement

As the prison nears completion KYW Suburban Bureau Chief Jim Melwert got a behind-the-scenes look.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/24/2017

Winter Preparations Underway At PennDOT

Winter is still a couple months off, but PennDOT preparations are already underway.


SEPTA To Hold Another Round Of Public Meetings On King Of Prussia Rail Project

SEPTA has scheduled another round of public hearings on plans to extend the Norristown High Speed Line into King of Prussia.


Montgomery County Sees Slight Decrease In Overdose Deaths From One Year Ago

Montgomery County officials say the county had five fewer overdose deaths in the first half of 2017, compared to the same period of 2016.


Montgomery County Man Held Without Bail After Allegedly Selling Deadly Dose Of Fentanyl

Patrick Yahner, 19, of Skippack, is charged with “drug delivery resulting in death” in connection with the April overdose death of Justin Service.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/16/2017

PennDOT Considering Using Shoulder To Relieve Rush Hour Traffic On Blue Route, I-95

PennDOT is taking a look at using the shoulder as a third lane on the Blue Route and on I-95 to try to relieve traffic congestion during rush-hour.


Abington Man To Stand Trial For Striking Teen Girl Outside High School

Thirty-one-year-old James Clark will stand trial on charges including aggravated assault with a vehicle and recklessly endangering another person.


Mother Of Sandy Hook Victim Shares Lessons Learned In Wake Of Vegas Shooting

Her daughter, 6-year-old, Emilie was one of 20-children gunned down in Sandy Hook Elementary School in December of 2012.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/10/2017

Looking For Input: Chester County Looks To Extend Chester Valley Trail

The Chester Valley trail currently runs from King of Prussia to Exton.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/08/2017

New Sentence For ‘Juvenile Lifer’ In 1978 Bucks County Murder

Lekke and his friend Bob Buli pleaded guilty to the 1978 murder of 17-year-old Diane Goeke.


Bucks County Man Jailed For Murder As Juvenile Argues For New Sentence

The hearing comes after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled mandatory life sentences for juveniles are unconstitutional. 


Re-Sentencing Hearing For Man Jailed For Murder As Juvenile In 1979

In 1979, a 17-year-old pleaded guilty to a brutal murder in Bucks County and was sentenced to life in prison with no parole. But now a re-sentencing hearing following a U.S. Supreme Court decision that declared automatic life sentences for juveniles unconstitutional. 


Man Charged With Shooting, Killing Girlfriend In Bucks County

A Montgomery County man is charged with shooting and killing his girlfriend in Bucks County Sunday night. 


Perkiomen Valley School District Wants Voters’ Voice On Plan To Install Turf Athletic Field

Perkiomen Valley Superintendent doctor Barbara Russell says the November 7 referendum will ask voters whether or not they agree with the district borrowing $2 million to install a multi-use artificial turf field.


3 Sentenced For Robbery, Throat-Slashing Of Bucks County Man

Back in November, Thomas Grimes woke up to two men with guns standing over him in his New Britain Township home.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/26/2017

Man Accused Of Shooting Ex-Girlfriend’s Mom In Limerick Found Dead In Chester County

A man wanted in connection with a shooting in Limerick, Pennsylvania last week has been found dead Monday night in Schuylkill Township, according to the Chester County District Attorney’s Office.


Delco Looks To Clear Some Outstanding Warrants With Special Weekend Hours

It’s called Operation Reset Saturday, and Delaware County Sheriff Mary McFall Hopper says she hopes anyone with an outstanding warrant will take advantage.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/22/2017

Woman Charged With Murder In Head-On Crash On Route 611

A 30-year-old woman is facing serious charges, including 3rd degree murder, for a deadly crash on Route 611. 


Delaware County Files Lawsuit Against Manufacturers Of Pain Killers

Delaware County has filed a civil suit against more than half-dozen pharmaceutical companies, along with doctors, who advised those companies. 


Lee Kaplan

Man Convicted Of Sexually Assaulting 6 Girls From Same Family Sentenced To 30 To 87 Years In Prison

Police say the girl’s parents “gifted” their oldest daughter to Kaplan because he helped them financially.


Montco Woman Sentenced For Attack On Elderly Neighbor

A 35-year-old Montgomery County woman will spend the next 5-to-10 years in prison, for attacking her 96-year-old neighbor in his driveway — for no apparent reason.


PA Attorney General Investigates Drug Companies’ Role in Opioid Crisis

Of those eight companies, subpoenas went out to five manufacturers of opioids, including the makers of Oxycontin and Percocet, and also three distributors.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/19/2017

Trump Administration Announces $600,000 Grant To Pa. Group To Fight Opioid Crisis

Word of the grant came after a meeting with workers at Mirmont Treatment Center in Media.


Former Pennsylvania State Trooper Pleads Guilty To Killing Pregnant Wife

Joseph Miller, 36, pleaded guilty to two counts of involuntary manslaughter.


Commission Takes Step Towards Drafting Rules To Permanently Ban Fracking In Delaware River Basin

The commission voted three to one to start the process of drafting rules.


Cracking Down On Fracking: Vote Expected From Delaware River Basin Commission

The Delaware River Basin Commission will consider a resolution that would instruct the commission’s director to come up with new regulations on natural gas development.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/12/2017

Delaware County Marks 9/11 Anniversary By Honoring First Responders

On the 16th anniversary of the terrorist attacks, officials in Delaware County marked the day by honoring first responders.


What To Know If You’re Headed To Penn State This Weekend

Penn State kicks off the 2017 football season at Beaver Stadium on Saturday.


Long-Time Montgomery County Firefighter Dies In The Line Of Duty

The 71-year-old John Moran Sr. had been with the Perkiomen Fire Company for 53 years, including almost 20 years as chief.


Former Police Officer Accused Of Stealing M-16 Rifle From Old Patrol Car

Charles Murray, 37, was fired from Lower Providence police in June for what’s described as “non-criminal disciplinary” matter.




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