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 @Melwert1060.
The woman who brought allegations of sexual assault against Bill Cosby back in 2005 is suing former Montgomery County District Attorney Bruce Castor. Andre Constand is alleging recent comments Castor made about her were defamatory and an invasion of privacy.
Montgomery County commissioners are backing a plan that could result in the largest expansion of county parks and trails in the county in more than a quarter-century.
Governor Wolf’s office is warning that the state may have to shut down horse racing tracks in Pennsylvania because a fund used to regulate the industry has run dry.
An attack ad in the race for Montgomery County District Attorney tries to raise questions on how allegations against Bill Cosby were handled a decade ago.
Marcus Hook was hit hard when its refinery closed three years ago. But Delaware County council members are optimistic as they unveil phase-two of the study looking at redevelopment of the site.
Marcus Hook was hit hard when its refinery closed three years ago, but Delaware County council members are optimistic after phase-two of a study looking at redevelopment of the site.
University officials say they will transition about 19 of the current 75-members of their campus security operation to armed police officers, rather than security guards.
Pennsylvania is getting a nearly $1-million federal grant, which will be used to train police officers across Pennsylvania to recognize the signs of domestic abuse.
Record breaking numbers were reported at Visit Bucks County’s annual luncheon.
The latest announcement allows the sale of an anti-overdose drug to be offered at pharmacies in the county.
Candidate For Register Of Wills Says Beliefs Would Keep Her From Signing Same-Sex Marriage Certificates
A candidate for Register of Wills in Montgomery County says if elected, her conscience would keep her from signing off on marriage certificates for same-sex couples.
Few details being released, but the death stems from an incident between two male inmates of the Bucks County prison.
A Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice, who is the most recent to be caught up in the web of pornographic emails released by embattled attorney general Kathleen Kane, is issuing an apology for the content of those emails.
This Saturday, Montgomery County is hosting another drug take-back day.
A statement from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, says its members are “disturbed” by reports justice Michael Eakin sent or received emails containing controversial content with a private account.