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.
A 30-year-old woman is facing serious charges, including 3rd degree murder, for a deadly crash on Route 611.
Delaware County has filed a civil suit against more than half-dozen pharmaceutical companies, along with doctors, who advised those companies.
Police say the girl’s parents “gifted” their oldest daughter to Kaplan because he helped them financially.
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.
Of those eight companies, subpoenas went out to five manufacturers of opioids, including the makers of Oxycontin and Percocet, and also three distributors.
Word of the grant came after a meeting with workers at Mirmont Treatment Center in Media.
Joseph Miller, 36, pleaded guilty to two counts of involuntary manslaughter.
The commission voted three to one to start the process of drafting rules.
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.
On the 16th anniversary of the terrorist attacks, officials in Delaware County marked the day by honoring first responders.
Penn State kicks off the 2017 football season at Beaver Stadium on Saturday.
The 71-year-old John Moran Sr. had been with the Perkiomen Fire Company for 53 years, including almost 20 years as chief.
Charles Murray, 37, was fired from Lower Providence police in June for what’s described as “non-criminal disciplinary” matter.
Prices on more than 400 bottles of liquor and wine are going up at Pennsylvania liquor stores.
It’s the first official day of school for dozens of districts across the suburbs. And that means your summer commute is officially over.
Twenty-year-old Susanna DeForest, from Collegeville, died on August 17th while hiking with friends in Colorado.
After getting busted with thousands of dollars worth of heroin in Chester County, a 29-year-old man hired a hitman to take out a witness.
Anyone in Pennsylvania caught driving drunk with a blood alcohol level above .10 will have to get a device installed that prevents a car from starting if alcohol is detected on the driver’s breath.
250-plus home owners will have to split the about $8.5 million cost for the new sewer line, a price tag of about $34,000 for each home.
In a motion filed in Montgomery County court on Tuesday, Cosby requested that he be given until Sept. 11 to retain new counsel.
The survey is called “Take the Pulse.”
Kymere Corbin has been sentenced to four-to-15 years in state prison.
More charges have been filed against a Jeweler’s Row merchant accused of being a fence for a Main Line burglary ring.
A Norristown man is found guilty of dozens of felony charges related to drug trafficking heroin worth millions of dollars.
The Chester County District Attorney’s Office says Clayton Carter, 51, of West Goshen shot and killed G. Brooks Jennings around 1 a.m.
Three men were tied up and lying face down on the floor when they were each shot in the head in Bristol Township, in July 2014.
The lawyer for 28-year-old Eric Dillard argued that sparing his client’s life is the just thing to do.
A former Bucks County nurse has plead guilty to secretly photographing and videotaping patients while they undressed.
A Hatfield man is facing charges, accused of shooting a man after stepping into a domestic dispute at a party he was hosting at his Orvilla Road home.
The solar eclipse is about two and a half weeks away, but if you want to see it safely, now is the time to plan.