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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First Day Of School For Some Montco Students

Superintendent Curtis Dietrich said the early start comes with a couple advantages.


Norristown's driver's license center. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

DMV In Norristown Debuts New Technology

The new features include a text message option rather than waiting in line.


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PA Senate Considering Gov. Wolf’s Nominee For AG

They’ll return Tuesday to consider the governor’s nomination of Bruce Beemer.


New radios going out  to authorities in Montgomery County. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Milestone In Montco’s Efforts To Update Emergency Radio Systems

Norristown police got some of the radios last week and so far, so good says chief Mark Talbot.


Eileen Keiper shows off her medal at Central Perkiomen Park in Schwenksville. (credit: Jim Melwert)

Montco Seniors Challenged To Explore Different Walking Trails

The Montco Trail Challenge is for all ages, visit five different trails in the county and get a medal.


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Mike Pence Stops And Gets A Quick Trim In Norristown

After he was brushed off, Pence was another satisfied customer…


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Getting To Valley Forge Park From Schuylkill River Trail Now Easier

The brand new Sullivan’s Bridge has officially opened.


Kathleen Kane Addresses the media in Scranton on her final day as Pennsylvania Attorney General. (credit: Jim Melwert)

Impeachment Investigation Into Former PA AG Kane Moves Forward

State Rep. Todd Stephens chairs the judiciary subcommittee investigating impeachment of Kathleen Kane.


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Bucks County DA Announces Retirement

Bucks County District attorney David Heckler will be leaving office on September 2nd.


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Construction Complete: King Of Prussia Malls Become One

While many malls are shuttered and being torn down, Simon Property Group President Rick Sokolov says it’s no surprise King of Prussia Mall is thriving.


Kathleen Kane Addresses the media in Scranton on her final day as Pennsylvania Attorney General. (credit: Jim Melwert)

Kathleen Kane Says Her Future Is Brighter Than Her Past

Convicted felon Kathleen Kane was in her Scranton office on her final day as Pennsylvania Attorney General.


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Castor Discusses Possible Investigation Into Key Prosecution Witness At Kane Trial

Joshua Morrow, during his testimony at the Kathleen Kane trial, admitted he lied under oath.


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Legal Expert Comments On Kathleen Kane’s Conviction

As a convicted felon, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane is announcing her resignation.


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Attorney General Candidates Speak On Kane Resignation

The two men vying to replace Kathleen Kane as attorney general are weighing in on her resignation.


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Jury To Begin Deliberations In AG Kane Trial

Kathleen Kane, a first-term Democrat, is charged with releasing secret files to embarrass a rival prosecutor.




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