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.


Residents in Montgomery County gathered for a ribbon cutting marking the reopening of the Arcola Bridge, which had been closed for three years.
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Arcola Bridge Reopens After 3-Year Closure

A three-year headache of a detour has come to an end in Montgomery County.


Edward O'Brien III. (credit: Chester County District Attorney's Office)

Chester County Man Convicted Of Murder In Death Of Elderly Father

Prosecutors say he let the World War II veteran die in what they call “filthy conditions.”


From left: Delco councilwoman Colleen Marrone, Delco councilman John McBlain (at the podium), Delco councilman Michael Culp (behind him), Delco councilman David White, Upper Darby Township Mayor Tom Micozzie, Natural Lands Trust president Molly Morrison, Natural Lands Trust VP Peter Williamson.
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Plot Of Land Once Pegged For Shopping Center Now Delco’s Newest Park

County officials calling it part of the “largest open-space acquisition by the county” in 50 years.


A sign in front of Graterford Prison. (File photo By Mike Levin/Getty Images)

Prison Replacing Graterford Is Cause For Concern From Jewish Community

Graterford Prison is to be replaced by the new SCI Phoenix within the next six to nine months. But members of the Jewish community are concerned a synagogue in the old prison won’t have a place in the new facility.


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End Of 3-Year Long Detour Near For Montgomery County Residents

Montgomery County Commissioner Josh Shapiro tells KYW Newsradio the Arcola Road Bridge will re-open Friday afternoon.


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FBI Seeks Public’s Help Identifying Armed Serial Bank Robber

He’s dubbed the “Straw-Hat Bandit,” and the FBI says he’s behind at least ten bank robberies in Bucks and Montgomery Counties over the past four years. Now, they’re asking for the public’s help in tracking him down.


Outside view of the mall expansion (credit: Jim Melwert)

KOP Mall Expansion To Open In August

Once the connector opens there will be no more Court and Plaza, it will just be one King of Prussia Mall.


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Hundreds Gather To Welcome Home Delaware County Officer Shot Seven Times

Folcroft Police Officer Chris Dorman, who was shot seven times while responding to a call, was released from the hospital Monday afternoon and was given a hero’s welcome at the firehouse in his hometown.


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End Of A 3-Year Long Detour In Sight For Montco Residents

A detour that has impacted thousands of drivers in Montgomery County for about three years is about to come to an end.


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Summer Camp Teaches Young Kids The Importance Of EMS

Twenty-nine children ages 10-14 got a behind the scenes look at EMS this week at the Narberth Ambulance EMS summer camp.


Photo courtesy Montgomery County DA's Office

Jury Quickly Finds Montco Man Charged With Raping 6-Year-Old Guilty

It took less than an hour for a Montgomery County jury to find 29-year-old Oscar Herrera guilty.


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Local Company Gets Green Light To Start Human Testing Vaccine For Zika Virus

Inovio Pharmaceuticals uses a DNA based platform to create vaccines.


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Heroin Laced Synthetic Drug Linked To Spike In Overdose Deaths In Montgomery County

The Montgomery County DA’s office says the county is on pace to set a record for heroin-overdose deaths, largely because of heroin laced a synthetic opioid.


Instrument room
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Teen Who Admitted To Setting Fire In PA High School Learns His Fate

The 17-year-old broke down in tears on the stand, saying he can’t help but think he’s some kind of monster for what he did.


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Trial Begins For 28-Year-Old Montco Man Accused Of Raping 6-Year-Old Girl In Hatfield

The trial is underway for a 28-year-old Montgomery County man, accused of breaking into an Hatfield apartment, climbing into the bed of a 6-year old girl, and raping her.




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