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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Montco Board Approves 2017 Budget

But not without some fireworks…

12/15/2016

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Prosecution Argues For More Accusers To Testify Against Cosby; Hearing Wraps Up

Prosecutors are asking to put 13 women with similar allegations on the stand at Cosby’s trial.

12/14/2016

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Cosby Back In Court For 2nd Day Of Pre-Trial Hearing

Prosecutor Kevin Steele says “this is a lifetime of sexual assaults on young women.”

12/14/2016

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Bill Cosby Quips To Security, ‘Don’t Tase Me, Bro’

Bill Cosby joked, ‘Don’t tase me, bro,'” as he was being wanded by security officers on his way into a suburban Philadelphia courtroom.

12/13/2016

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Will Jury In Cosby Trial Hear From 1 Accuser Or 14?

Prosecutors will argue why they should be allowed to present more than a dozen women at trial, who allege Cosby also drugged and assaulted them.

12/12/2016

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Over 2 Dozen Caught Up In DUI Sweep By Montco Sheriff’s Office

The Montgomery County sheriff’s office targeted about 40 of what were called the county’s “most wanted” DUI offenders.

12/12/2016

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Woman Accused Of Selling Deadly Dose Of Heroin Could Face Up To 40 Years In Prison

A Hatboro woman could face decades in prison as she is charged in the overdose death of Willow Grove man.

12/09/2016

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Chester County To Recount Votes In Several Precincts

Chester County officials say they have no choice but to approve a request for a recount in hundreds of precincts across their county.

12/08/2016

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‘America’s Most Wanted’ Montgomery County Fugitive Caught In England

A man who’s been on the run since he pleaded guilty in Montgomery County to raping a 13 year-old has been caught in England.

12/07/2016

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Temporary Home For Cancer Patients Gets Green Light In Swarthmore

A seven-bedroom home in Swarthmore, Delaware County will be converted to a temporary home for cancer patients after getting the okay from borough council.

12/07/2016

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Montgomery County Certifies Election Results

After a request for a recount from the Jill Stein campaign was shot down in Montgomery County court last week, the county officially certified their election results on Tuesday.

12/06/2016

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Judge Rules Prosecutors Can Use Cosby’s Deposition At Trial

The defense team for Bill Cosby’s was dealt a blow Monday as the comedian battles charges he drugged and molested a woman at his Cheltenham mansion back in 2004.

12/05/2016

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Lengthy Prison Sentence For Former Firefighter Who Took 4 Hostage In Cheltenham Firehouse

Twenty-seven-year-old Paul Jordan was sentenced to 10-20 years in state prison on Monday.

12/05/2016

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Investigators Seek Help In Solving 23-Year-Old Murder Of Bucks County Woman

Twenty-three-years ago today, the body of an 18-year-old Bucks County woman was found in a rail yard in Lansdale.

12/02/2016

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Philly Man To Spend Up To 6 Years In Prison In Road-Rage Shooting

A 51-year-old Philadelphia man will spend three to six years in prison as he pleads guilty to a road-rage shooting on the Blue Route in the spring.

12/02/2016

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