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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(A 1948 aerial photo of Oscar Hammerstein II's "Highland Farm."  Photo provided by Will Hammerstein)

Vote Set on Zoning Changes To Oscar Hammerstein Property in Bucks County

After five hearings and more than a dozen hours of testimony, the Doylestown Township Zoning Hearings Board will take a vote on whether or not to grant variances to Highland Farm.

06/15/2015

Swede and Airy streets. This sign has been fixed and now has all the M's it's supposed to have. (credit: Jim Melwert/KYW)

A Missing Letter Costs $4,000 In Montgomery County

Looks like some new signs around Montgomery County are missing something.

06/12/2015

(Norristown schools superintendent Janet Samuels, outside the Montgomery County Courthouse, calls for a fair statewide education funding formula.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Advocates Demonstrate Locally For Better Education Funding Across Pennsylvania

Advocates for better state funding for education in Pennsylvania took their cause to the steps of the courthouses today in Montgomery, Chester, and Delaware counties.

06/11/2015

(Marcel Johnson, 22, was convicted of the November 2013 death of 22-year-old Ebony Talley and her four-year-old daughter.)

Bucks Man Gets Death Sentence in Murder of Woman and 4-Year-Old Girl

Marcel Johnson, 22, was sentenced to death for the murder of four-year-old R’Mani Rankins and sentenced to life in prison for the murder of her pregnant mother, Ebony Talley.

06/09/2015

The Buck County Justice Center in Doylestown, Pa. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Bucks County Jury To Decide Life In Prison Or Death For Man Convicted Of Killing Pregnant Woman And Child

The jury was sent home an hour after getting the case because a juror had to pick up a relative at the airport.

06/09/2015

(The Bucks County Courthouse.  File photo)

Penalty Phase of Bucks County Double-Murder Case Heads To Jury

Marcel Johnson was found guilty of two counts of first-degree murder for the deaths of Ebony Talley and her daughter R’mani Rankins in 2013, then setting their bodies afire.

06/08/2015

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In Bucks County Court, Weighing Life or Death for Convicted Murderer

Marcel Johson was convicted of stabbing Ebony Talley and her four-year-old daughter to death in 2013.

06/05/2015

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Penalty Phase Begins For Bucks County Man Convicted Of Two Counts Of First Degree Murder In Deaths Of Pregnant Woman, Daughter

The prosecution made its case for the death penalty during day one of the sentencing phase of a Bristol Township man convicted of brutally murdering a pregnant woman and her four year old daughter, then lighting their bodies on fire.

06/04/2015

(Photo by Jim Melwert)

It’s A Shopping Frenzy In Montgomery County As Lilly Pulitzer’s Annual Warehouse Sale Opens

Dozens and dozens of people were standing in line as the show opened, hoping for some big discounts.

06/04/2015

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Bucks County Man Found Guilty Of First Degree Murder In Deaths Of Pregnant Woman, Young Daughter

Now the penalty phase as the jury will decide if he gets life in prison or the death penalty.

06/03/2015

(Marcel Johnson, 22, was convicted of the November 2013 death of 22-year-old Ebony Talley and her four-year-old daughter.)

Gruesome 2013 Murder Case Now In Hands of a Bucks County Jury

Prosecutors say Mardel Johnson killed Ebony Talley, five months pregnant at the time, and Talley’s four-year-old daughter.

06/02/2015

(Marcel Johnson, 22, was convicted of the November 2013 death of 22-year-old Ebony Talley and her four-year-old daughter.)

Jailhouse Witness Testifies, Prosecution Wraps Up Its Case In Bucks County Murder Trial

The final witness called by the prosecution on the 4th day of testimony was jailhouse snitch George Lewis, an inmate who was working in the Bucks County Prison as what’s called a babysitter, assigned to watch a prisoner who might harm himself or others.

06/02/2015

The Limerick Nuclear Power Plant.  (Photo provided by Nuclear Regulatory Commission)

Test Of Warning Sirens Around Limerick Power Plant Planned For Monday

Limerick Generating Station will conduct one of two yearly, full volume tests of the emergency sirens around 2pm.

06/01/2015

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Patrols Up Around Radnor Jogging Trail After Man Exposed Himself

It happened around 8:45 a.m. on the Radnor Trail near Conestoga Road and Brookside Avenue.

05/29/2015

Derek Fitzgerald's planned route for his cross-country bike trip. (Credit: Derek Fitzgerald)

Local Man Bikes Cross-Country For A Cure

Derek Fitzgerald loaded up a van with everything he’ll need, he’s driving it to California.

05/29/2015

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