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.
As a convicted felon, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane is announcing her resignation.
The two men vying to replace Kathleen Kane as attorney general are weighing in on her resignation.
Kathleen Kane, a first-term Democrat, is charged with releasing secret files to embarrass a rival prosecutor.
Prosecutors say, after bad press in April, 2014, Kane set out to get revenge against former state prosecutor Frank Fina. Former aides testifying Kane was ‘unhinged,’ ‘hellbent on revenge.’
Closing arguments are set for Monday in the perjury and obstruction trial.
Kane told Montgomery County judge Wendy Demchick Alloy “I don’t believe it’s necessary for me to testify on my own behalf.”
The prosecution will likely wrap up its case today in the trial of Pennsylvania attorney general Kathleen Kane.
Kane is charged with leaking secret grand jury information then lying to cover it up.
Kathleen Kane’s former first assistant Bruce Beemer testified he was relieved when a special prosecutor was appointed to investigate alleged leaks.
Testimony is underway in the trial of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, who is accused of leaking secret grand jury information then lying under oath to cover it up.
The trial of Kathleen Kane is underway, opening statements first thing today, followed by the first of the prosecution’s witnesses.
A jury of six men and six women was seated Monday for the expected one-week trial of outgoing Attorney General Kathleen Kane.
One hundred potential jurors were brought in.
Her trial begins Monday on charges she leaked privileged grand jury information and then lied under oath to cover it up.
Plans were presented last week to install cameras in high crime areas of Pottstown that will be monitored by police at all hours of the day.