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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Bensalem Council Approves Series Of Ordinances In Redevelopment Of Delaware River Waterfront

Bensalem Township Council approves a series of ordinances, in what officials call “a big step” in the redevelopment of 675 acres of the Delaware River waterfront.


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Pair Arrested In Connection With Rash Of Burglaries Along Chester-Delco Border

The rash burglaries started in early summer, says Detective Lieutenant William Cahill from the Westtown East Goshen police department.


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Pa. Attorney General Aide Found Guilty Of Contempt Of Court

A top aide to embattled Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane has been found guilty of criminal contempt of court.


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Trial Begins For Aide Of Pa. Attorney General In Montgomery County

The trial of Patrick Reese, a top aide and confidant of embattled Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, is underway in Montgomery County.


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Upper Darby Police Take Steps To Keep Online Shoppers Safe

With the holidays approaching, and online shopping ramping up, Upper Darby police are offering a way for shoppers using social media or sites like Craigslist to protect themselves.


Kevin Colosimo led from court after his guilty plea. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Guilty Plea From Man Believed To Be Behind Ring Of Copper Thefts, Arsons In Montco, Delco

A man has pleaded guilty in Montgomery County court to multiple felony counts.


Suspect Miklos Jugovics. (credit: Abington Township Police Department)

Warminster Man Pleads Guilty To Secretly Recording Women In Target Changing Rooms

Thirty-three-year-old Miklos Jugovics admitted in court to using a camera hidden in a pen to take pictures and video of women in the changing room at the Target store in Abington, Montgomery County.


(Robber holds an employee by the neck while rifling the cash register at the Whitpain Tavern.  Surveillance photo provided)

Lengthy Sentence For Man Convicted Of 2013 Gunpoint Robbery Of Montco Bar

It’s effectively a life sentence for the man convicted of robbing the Whitpain Tavern in Blue Bell at gunpoint.


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Students At Area High School Dealing With Sexting Scandal

This is part of an on-going effort by the Montgomery County DA’s office to educate teens.


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Analyzing Benefits Of Extending Norristown High Speed Line To KOP

A new analysis, released today by the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia, takes a look.


(Montgomery County register of wills D. Bruce Hanes, in 2013 file photo by KYW's Brad Segall)

Same-Sex Couples Who Got Married On Licenses Issued In Montco Before Ban Was Struck Down Can Keep Anniversary Date

In July, 2013, Montgomery County register of wills D. Bruce Hanes’ office issued 174 marriage licenses before a court order told the office to stop.


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New Access Ramps To Open Along Busy Stretch Of Route 422 In Montgomery County

This is all part of a nearly $17 million project to improve this stretch of 422.


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Montgomery County Swimmer Named SI’s SportsKid Of The Year

The “A student” at Penn Charter spoke about the very real possibility of representing USA in the 2016 Olympics.


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Small Change At Montco Food Pantry Making Big Difference

“Now people come in, they check in with someone and then they go through the store and shop, and they pick their own food,” explains Liz Peteraf with Catholic Social Services.


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As Pa. Budget Stalemate Continues, Delaware County Explores Ways To Keep Covering For Commonwealth To Pay For Human Services

With the state-budget stalemate poised to enter a sixth month, Delaware County is sending a letter to human-services providers, letting them know the county will have to stop paying them effective December 1st, and no further payments will be made until a state budget is passed.




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