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.
The circus that surrounds the Donald Trump campaign made its way to West Chester University’s campus for a rally on the eve of the Pennsylvania Primary.
An upcoming forum in Elkins Park, Montgomery County will bring together two national experts from opposite sides of the gun issues, for civil discourse – with emphasis on the “civil.”
Governor John Kasich held a town-hall meeting at Penn State Brandywine campus in Media.
One of the items Attorney General Kane’s lawyers withdrew was a request to file a motion under a seal.
Governor Tom Wolf paid a visit to King of Prussia on Tuesday to thank supporters for their work in getting medical marijuana legislation passed.
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Monday for a playground in Upper Darby, Delaware County designed for children with autism.
A pilot program aimed at getting long-term unemployed back to work was so successful, officials in Chester County are bringing it back for another round.
Despite a tearful allocution, the judge did not believe Sean Sperl was remorseful.
Judge Gary Silow sentenced the 53-year-old Krupp to 10-20 years in state prison saying her lack of remorse in unconscionable.
The Neshaminy school board has made it official – two elementary schools in the district will close at the end of this school year.
Chester County district attorney Tom Hogan chairs the PDAA’s best practices committee, which worked with law enforcement, social scientists, and even the criminal defense attorneys association in an effort to establish guidelines for the best ways for investigators to use photos to get an ID from an eyewitness.
“Police have even witnessed people changing clothes, brushing their teeth, and reading a book.”
Twenty-three-year-old Austin Eaddy faces several charges including rape by force and sexual assault.
Health officials in Montgomery County are getting ready for mosquito season. And, this year, the concern isn’t just that the pests might spread West Nile, but also the possibility they could carry the Zika virus.
A Norristown woman accused of the stabbing death of her step-father will stand trial on Third Degree Murder charges.