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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Bill Cosby May Face Accuser In Preliminary Hearing

While there is the chance Bill Cosby’s accuser could take the stand, under Pennsylvania law, the case could move forward with prosecutors simply relying on testimony from detectives based on Andrea Constand’s statement to police back in 2005.

05/23/2016

Tick, Lyme Disease. (credit: CBS)

May Is Lyme Disease Awareness Month

As the weather warms up – and hopefully dries out – we’ll all spend more time outdoors, that has medical officials turning their attention to raise awareness of Lyme Disease.

05/22/2016

The old 422 catwalk.
(credit: Jim Melwert)

New Bike And Pedestrian Bridge Coming To Valley Forge

Excitement is building for a new bike and pedestrian bridge that will connect Valley Forge park and the Schuylkill River Trail.

05/21/2016

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A Solution To The Daily Commute?

Traffic jams, parking, an over-taxed public transit system. All factors of our daily commutes. And, as they go unaddressed, a continued drag on the economy and productivity.

05/20/2016

Cyclists on the Schuylkill River Trail on Bike To Work Day. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Suburban Lawmakers Use ‘Bike To Work Day’ To Showcase Local Trails

Two groups set out for Valley Forge National Historic Park, one from Montgomery and one from Chester County.

05/20/2016

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Montco Man Sentenced For Using Hidden Bathroom Camera To Film Teenagers

57-year-old Kevin Rebbie is sentenced to 20-years in prison, followed by 20-years of supervised release, after he admitted to hiding the camera in a bathroom.

05/18/2016

(Rafael Robb arrives at the Montgomery County Courthouse in the custody of police.  File photo by Brad Segall)

Penn Professor Who Beat His Wife To Death Denied Early Release

A former Penn professor who beat his wife to death while she was wrapping Christmas presents will serve his full prison term.

05/16/2016

Smoking, Smoker. (credit: CBS)

Montco Housing Authority Bans Smoking In County Owned Properties

Smoking in common areas in county housing authority properties has been banned since 2009, now the agency is banning smoking inside units.

05/08/2016

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Battle Brewing Over Proposed Townhome Development In Historic Montco District

A group of residents in Whitemarsh Township are in a fight to save about ten acres of open land with history that dates back to the 1700’s.

05/06/2016

Cherie Amoore leaving her preliminary hearing with her lawyer, Marc Steinberg. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

New Details In Case Against Woman Charged With Kidnapping Baby From KOP Mall

Cherie Amoore sobbed throughout Thursday’s hearing, as video of her taking the baby was shown.

05/05/2016

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Montgomery County Bans Smoking In Parks And On Trails

The amendments approved by the county commissioners also ban drones in the parks.

05/05/2016

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Haas Family’s Villanova Estate To Be Preserved As Public Garden

The Villanova estate of the Haas family – as in “Rohm and Haas” – is being donated to a land conservation group to become a public garden.

05/04/2016

County commissioners Joe Gale, Josh Shapiro and Val Arkoosh pose with soon-to-be-centenarians Roger Wardlow and Andrella Lattimore.
(credit: Jim Melwert)

Centenarian Luncheon Held In Montgomery County

About 60 centenarians – people 100 years old or older — will gather at Dock Woods retirement community for the 7th annual Montgomery County Centenarians Luncheon.

05/03/2016

(A kit for administering naloxone, trade name Narcan, a heroin antidote that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.  The naloxone is administered nasally. File photo by Andrew Burton/ Getty Images)

Officials Continue Efforts To Battle Deadly Heroin Epidemic In Suburbs

From 2009-to-2014 the number of heroin overdose deaths jumped 72-percent, with 105 deaths just in Montgomery County alone.

05/03/2016

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District Attorney Calls AG Kane’s Latest Motion “Frivolous”

In a motion filed Monday in Montgomery County court, the District Attorney’s Office says Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s motion should be dismissed without a hearing.

05/02/2016

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