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 six candidates vying for the Democratic nomination for Philadelphia mayor took part in a forum hosted by the Business Association of West Parkside.
This is the third year that clergy from Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church in Society Hill are here at Jefferson Station, formerly known as Market East, on Ash Wednesday.
Being outside for even a few minutes Monday morning was long enough for fingertips and ears to start burning from the chill.
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The final signs were unveiled today at the Langhorne station, in Bucks County.
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Crews are on the scene of a water main break in the Kensington section of Philadelphia.
It’s part of an ongoing series of meetings of the Basic Education Funding Commission, created by a 2014 law with the goal of coming up with a formula for distributing state funds to school districts.
It’s called “Go Set a Watchman,” written by Author Harper Lee before “To Kill A Mockingbird.”
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Biden sounded like a coach trying to rally his team after a tough loss.
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