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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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Montgomery County Sheriff Warns Residents About Phone Scam

The Montgomery Sheriff’s office is warning about a scam where callers threaten people with arrest, unless they send money or give them a credit card number.


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Lower Merion Police: Months Of Papal Planning Paid Off

Everything during the Papal visit went off without a hitch in Lower Merion Township, along City Avenue and around St Charles Borremeo Seminary.


Nicholas Kernechel. (Credit: Montgomery County District Attorney Office)

Man In Custody For Allegedly Ripping Teeth Out Of An Autistic Boy’s Mouth

Investigators say Nicholas Kernechel was watching his girlfriend’s four-year-old autistic son in the apartment they shared on Main Street in East Greenville.


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Pope Francis Receives Warm Welcome At His ‘Home Away From Rome’

Just a huge cheer, a roar as the now famous Fiat pulled into the driveway of the historic Seminary.


Valley Forge Family Day (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Papal Visitors Spend Day At Valley Forge Park

Valley Forge National Historical Park opened its gates to visitors in town for the World Meeting of Families and the Papal visit


Chapel at St..Charles Borromeo Seminary Credit Paul Gluck

9 Intellectually Disabled People Scheduled To Meet Pope Francis

Mary Schwerdtfeger will meet Pope Francis with her 46-year-old son, Denis, who has Down’s Syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease.


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Police: No Public Papal Events Planned Around Saint Charles Borremeo Seminary

“Whether or not anybody who wants to venture out there is actually going to have an opportunity to see Pope Francis, that’s unknown.”


File photo of a Planned Parenthood building. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Pa. Congressman Urges Members To Reconsider Government Shutdown Tactic

Congressman Ryan Costello says with deadline tactics like a government shutdown, it’s easy to see why there’s so much frustration with elected officials.


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Montco ‘DUI Court’ Comes To An End

The pilot program scheduled all DUI cases in one court, in front of one judge, but officials say the caseload was just overwhelming.


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Excitement Builds As Saint Charles Borremeo Seminary Prepares To Host Pope Francis

Saint Charles Borremeo Seminary will host Pope Francis during his stay in Philadelphia, and excitement is building on the Lower Merion campus.


This TD Bank branch in Hatboro was robbed shortly before Kevin Way, walking down the street, was shot by a Hatboro councilman.  File photo from Chopper 3)

Montco DA: No Charges Against Hatboro Councilman Who Shot Alleged Bank Robber

A release from the Montgomery County District Attorney’s office says there is insufficient evidence to establish elements of a crime, or to overcome claims of self defense by Hatboro councilman George Forgeng.


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New 2.7 Mile Pennypack Trail Extension Opens In Montgomery County

A nearly three-mile stretch of the Pennypack Trail has opened, which extends the path from Welsh Road out to Byberry Road.


The Dragonflyer Guardian in a demonstration. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

New Tool For Montgomery County Bomb Squad

The Dragonflyer Guardian drone weighs about three pounds, with a mounted camera, it sends back live video.


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PennDOT Teams Up With Pa. Turnpike To Help Commuters Find Routes During Papal Visit

If you’re planning to drive in to see the Pope next weekend, officials say you need to plan not only what route you’re going to take, but where you’re going to park.


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Radnor Township School District Teachers Will Resume Writing College Recommendation Letters

Teachers in the Radnor Township School District will once again start writing college recommendation letters. They had stopped writing the letters for students, as a way to bring attention to their fight for a new contract.




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