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Jim Melwert

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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.


Woman Charged With Murder In Head-On Crash On Route 611

A 30-year-old woman is facing serious charges, including 3rd degree murder, for a deadly crash on Route 611. 


Delaware County Files Lawsuit Against Manufacturers Of Pain Killers

Delaware County has filed a civil suit against more than half-dozen pharmaceutical companies, along with doctors, who advised those companies. 


Lee Kaplan

Man Convicted Of Sexually Assaulting 6 Girls From Same Family Sentenced To 30 To 87 Years In Prison

Police say the girl’s parents “gifted” their oldest daughter to Kaplan because he helped them financially.


Montco Woman Sentenced For Attack On Elderly Neighbor

A 35-year-old Montgomery County woman will spend the next 5-to-10 years in prison, for attacking her 96-year-old neighbor in his driveway — for no apparent reason.


PA Attorney General Investigates Drug Companies’ Role in Opioid Crisis

Of those eight companies, subpoenas went out to five manufacturers of opioids, including the makers of Oxycontin and Percocet, and also three distributors.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/19/2017

Trump Administration Announces $600,000 Grant To Pa. Group To Fight Opioid Crisis

Word of the grant came after a meeting with workers at Mirmont Treatment Center in Media.


Former Pennsylvania State Trooper Pleads Guilty To Killing Pregnant Wife

Joseph Miller, 36, pleaded guilty to two counts of involuntary manslaughter.


Commission Takes Step Towards Drafting Rules To Permanently Ban Fracking In Delaware River Basin

The commission voted three to one to start the process of drafting rules.


Cracking Down On Fracking: Vote Expected From Delaware River Basin Commission

The Delaware River Basin Commission will consider a resolution that would instruct the commission’s director to come up with new regulations on natural gas development.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/12/2017

Delaware County Marks 9/11 Anniversary By Honoring First Responders

On the 16th anniversary of the terrorist attacks, officials in Delaware County marked the day by honoring first responders.


What To Know If You’re Headed To Penn State This Weekend

Penn State kicks off the 2017 football season at Beaver Stadium on Saturday.


Long-Time Montgomery County Firefighter Dies In The Line Of Duty

The 71-year-old John Moran Sr. had been with the Perkiomen Fire Company for 53 years, including almost 20 years as chief.


Former Police Officer Accused Of Stealing M-16 Rifle From Old Patrol Car

Charles Murray, 37, was fired from Lower Providence police in June for what’s described as “non-criminal disciplinary” matter.


Price Hike Goes Into Effect On Hundreds Of Bottles Of Wine, Liquor In Pennsylvania

Prices on more than 400 bottles of liquor and wine are going up at Pennsylvania liquor stores.


School Is Back, And So Are The Buses

It’s the first official day of school for dozens of districts across the suburbs. And that means your summer commute is officially over.



Collegeville Mother Claims Daughter Died Of ‘Acute Altitude Sickness’

Twenty-year-old Susanna DeForest, from Collegeville, died on August 17th while hiking with friends in Colorado.


Chester County Man Faces Charges After Hiring Undercover Cop As Hitman

After getting busted with thousands of dollars worth of heroin in Chester County, a 29-year-old man hired a hitman to take out a witness.


New DUI Law To Take Effect In Pennsylvania

Anyone in Pennsylvania caught driving drunk with a blood alcohol level above .10 will have to get a device installed that prevents a car from starting if alcohol is detected on the driver’s breath.


Doylestown Sewer System Project Will Cost Hundreds Of Homeowners Big Bucks

250-plus home owners will have to split the about $8.5 million cost for the new sewer line, a price tag of about $34,000 for each home.


Another Bill Cosby Lawyer Seeks To Step Down From Defense Team

In a motion filed in Montgomery County court on Tuesday, Cosby requested that he be given until Sept. 11 to retain new counsel.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/15/2017

Second Annual Survey of Business Climate in Chester County

The survey is called “Take the Pulse.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/15/2017

Guilty But Mentally Ill Plea From Man Who Shot Father On Schuylkill Expressway

Kymere Corbin has been sentenced to four-to-15 years in state prison.


More Charges Filed Against Merchant Accused In Main Line Burglary Ring

More charges have been filed against a Jeweler’s Row merchant accused of being a fence for a Main Line burglary ring.


Norristown Man Found Guilty On Drug Trafficking Charges

A Norristown man is found guilty of dozens of felony charges related to drug trafficking heroin worth millions of dollars.


DA: Man Fatally Shoots Neighbor Following Long-Running Dispute

The Chester County District Attorney’s Office says Clayton Carter, 51, of West Goshen shot and killed G. Brooks Jennings around 1 a.m.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/08/2017

Man To Spend Life In Prison For Role In 2014 Bucks County Robbery, Murder

Three men were tied up and lying face down on the floor when they were each shot in the head in Bristol Township, in July 2014.


Philly Man Looks To Avoid Death Penalty After Being Convicted For 2 Murders

The lawyer for 28-year-old Eric Dillard argued that sparing his client’s life is the just thing to do.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/04/2017

Former Bucks County Nurse Pleads Guilty To Secretly Videotaping Patients

A former Bucks County nurse has plead guilty to secretly photographing and videotaping patients while they undressed.


Man Charged In Fatal Hatfield Shooting

A Hatfield man is facing charges, accused of shooting a man after stepping into a domestic dispute at a party he was hosting at his Orvilla Road home.


Here’s How To Safely Look At A Solar Eclipse

The solar eclipse is about two and a half weeks away, but if you want to see it safely, now is the time to plan.




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