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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Montco Board Approves 2017 Budget

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Prosecution Argues For More Accusers To Testify Against Cosby; Hearing Wraps Up

Prosecutors are asking to put 13 women with similar allegations on the stand at Cosby’s trial.


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Cosby Back In Court For 2nd Day Of Pre-Trial Hearing

Prosecutor Kevin Steele says “this is a lifetime of sexual assaults on young women.”



Bill Cosby Quips To Security, ‘Don’t Tase Me, Bro’

Bill Cosby joked, ‘Don’t tase me, bro,'” as he was being wanded by security officers on his way into a suburban Philadelphia courtroom.


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Will Jury In Cosby Trial Hear From 1 Accuser Or 14?

Prosecutors will argue why they should be allowed to present more than a dozen women at trial, who allege Cosby also drugged and assaulted them.


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Over 2 Dozen Caught Up In DUI Sweep By Montco Sheriff’s Office

The Montgomery County sheriff’s office targeted about 40 of what were called the county’s “most wanted” DUI offenders.


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Woman Accused Of Selling Deadly Dose Of Heroin Could Face Up To 40 Years In Prison

A Hatboro woman could face decades in prison as she is charged in the overdose death of Willow Grove man.


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Chester County officials say they have no choice but to approve a request for a recount in hundreds of precincts across their county.


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A man who’s been on the run since he pleaded guilty in Montgomery County to raping a 13 year-old has been caught in England.


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Temporary Home For Cancer Patients Gets Green Light In Swarthmore

A seven-bedroom home in Swarthmore, Delaware County will be converted to a temporary home for cancer patients after getting the okay from borough council.


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Montgomery County Certifies Election Results

After a request for a recount from the Jill Stein campaign was shot down in Montgomery County court last week, the county officially certified their election results on Tuesday.


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Judge Rules Prosecutors Can Use Cosby’s Deposition At Trial

The defense team for Bill Cosby’s was dealt a blow Monday as the comedian battles charges he drugged and molested a woman at his Cheltenham mansion back in 2004.


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Lengthy Prison Sentence For Former Firefighter Who Took 4 Hostage In Cheltenham Firehouse

Twenty-seven-year-old Paul Jordan was sentenced to 10-20 years in state prison on Monday.



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Twenty-three-years ago today, the body of an 18-year-old Bucks County woman was found in a rail yard in Lansdale.



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A 51-year-old Philadelphia man will spend three to six years in prison as he pleads guilty to a road-rage shooting on the Blue Route in the spring.




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