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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Legal Expert Comments On Kathleen Kane’s Conviction

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Attorney General Candidates Speak On Kane Resignation

The two men vying to replace Kathleen Kane as attorney general are weighing in on her resignation.


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Jury To Begin Deliberations In AG Kane Trial

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Closing Arguments Set To Start Monday Morning In Kathleen Kane Trial

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Jurors Return Monday To Hear Closing Arguments In Kane Trial

Closing arguments are set for Monday in the perjury and obstruction trial.


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Kathleen Kane: ‘I Don’t Feel Like I Need To Testify’

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Prosecution To Wrap Up Case Against AG Kathleen Kane

The prosecution will likely wrap up its case today in the trial of Pennsylvania attorney general Kathleen Kane.

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Recorded Phone Call Of Man At Heart Of Leak Played At Kane Trial

Kane is charged with leaking secret grand jury information then lying to cover it up.


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Insiders Testify On Day 2 Of The Trial Of PA AG Kathleen Kane

Kathleen Kane’s former first assistant Bruce Beemer testified he was relieved when a special prosecutor was appointed to investigate alleged leaks.

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First Day In Trial Of Kathleen Kane Comes To A Close

Testimony is underway in the trial of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, who is accused of leaking secret grand jury information then lying under oath to cover it up.


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Kane Trial Underway: Prosecutors Cite Revenge As Motive For Alleged Leak

The trial of Kathleen Kane is underway, opening statements first thing today, followed by the first of the prosecution’s witnesses.


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Jury To Hear Opening Arguments In Kathleen Kane Trial

A jury of six men and six women was seated Monday for the expected one-week trial of outgoing Attorney General Kathleen Kane.


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Trial Of PA Attorney General Kathleen Kane Begins

One hundred potential jurors were brought in.


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Trial Of AG Kane Set To Begin In Montco

Her trial begins Monday on charges she leaked privileged grand jury information and then lied under oath to cover it up.


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