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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 @Melwert1060.

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(Photo from Upper Merion PD)

Defendant Seeks To Overturn Death Sentence in 2012 Montco Double Murder of Toddler and Grandmother

Rhagu Yandimuri was sentenced to death last year for killing ten-month-old Saanvi Venna and her grandmother in King of Prussia in 2012.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/13/2015

(File photo)

After 2 Lose Colwyn (Pa.) Borough Jobs, Council Plans Meeting to Regroup

Colwyn Borough Council voted Thursday night to fire borough manager Paula Brown and code enforcement director Daniel Rutland, prompting Brown to lock herself in her office for nearly 24 hours.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/13/2015

Completed work from phase 1 on Lafayette Street into Norristown from Plymouth Twp .(credit: Jim Melwert)

Phase Two Underway In Project To Make Norristown More Accessible

The second step of a three-phrase project to make it easier to get in and out of Norristown got underway this week.

04/11/2015

(credit: CBS3)

Bucks Man Will Spend Decades in Prison After Stalking Teen Girl Online

Christopher Steibing was living in Falls Township when he posed online as a 15-year-old girl to win the trust of the 13-year-old daughter of this ex-girlfriend.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/10/2015

File Photo (Credit: MIKE CLARKE/AFP/Getty Images)

‘Largest Collegiate Fencing Competition In The World’ Happens In Bucks County

Over 1,000 athletes from over 40 colleges and universities will take part in the U.S. Association of Collegiate Fencing Clubs National Championship.

04/10/2015

(credit: Chester County District Attorney's Office)

Chester County Bus Driver Accused Of Leaving Child On School Bus All Day

A bus driver in Chester County is facing Child Endangerment charges after police say he left a child on his bus for about six hours.

04/09/2015

(File photo. Credit: Chopper 3)

Suspect in Montco Firehouse Confrontation Held on $1.5-Million Bail

Paul Jordan, 25, is accused of holding volunteer firefighters hostage after he was fired from the squad.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/08/2015

(Gregory Noonan is led into court for sentencing in Montgomery County, Pa.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Montco Attorney Gets Long Prison Term For Selling Pills to Undercover Cop

Gregory Noonan, of Lansdale, was disbarred after he was arrested selling more than 300 oxycodone pills to an undercover police officer in Philadelphia last December.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/08/2015

(credit: Chester County District Attorney's Office)

Photographer/DJ In Chester County Charged With Sex Assault, Child Pornography

A West Chester man is facing over 300 felony charges from an investigation that started with allegations of a sexual assault.

04/08/2015

(With its face covered until the official unveiling, workers put a new sign in place outside Delaware Valley University.  Photo provided)

Starting Today, Delaware Valley College Dons Its ‘University’ Monicker

From now on, it’s Delaware Valley University, with new signs to announce the change.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/08/2015

A 911 operator in Chester County demonstrates what text to 911 looks like on their end. (credit: Jim Melwert/KYW)

Text To 911 Service Launched In Chester County

You can now text 911 for help in Chester County, as their service is up and running. But emergency officials say voice calls are still the best way to get help.

04/08/2015

A general view of Citizens Bank Park during Opening Day between the Red Sox and Phillies at on April 6, 2015 in Philadelphia. (credit: Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Phillies Opening Day Had Special Moments Despite The Loss

There were some special moments at the ballpark on Phillies Opening Day.

04/06/2015

(File photo: Montgomery County commissioners Leslie Richards and Josh Shapiro. Credit: Brad Segall)

Josh Shapiro Named Chairman Of The Pa. Commission Of Crime And Deliquency By Gov. Wolf

The chairman of the Montgomery County Commissioners is being tapped by Governor Tom Wolf.

04/05/2015

(Photo provided by Darby Twp. PD)

Girlfriend Charged With Saturday’s Murder Of Darby Borough Police Officer

According to investigators, 27-year-old Tyaina Finch shot and killed Darby Borough police officer Mark Hudson with his service weapon.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/31/2015

(Penndot repair crews, in file photo.  Credit: CBS 3)

PennDOT Begins Repaving on 14 Miles of State Highways Through Philadelphia

Work has started on Richmond Street in Port Richmond, with plans for resurfacing sections of Passyunk Avenue, Roberts Avenue, Rhawn Street, Grant Avenue, “B” Street, and Frankford Avenue.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/30/2015

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