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.


Gov. Wolf talks to MOM's General Manager Gordon Schoff (right) and State Senator Daylin Leach (middle). (credit: Jim Melwert/KYW)

Gov. Wolf Takes Argument For Minimum Wage Hike For All Pennsylvanians On The Road

The Governor says a hike in the state minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.15 would affect more than 1.2 million Pennsylvanians.


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Former Malvern Prep Swim Coach Pleads Guilty To Improper Relationship With Student

She’s sentenced to 5-years probation and ordered to pay the victim’s family for counseling costs.


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Bucks County Company’s Ad Campaign Is Alarming Residents

A Bucks County water company’s marketing campaign is getting attention for all the wrong reasons.


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Pa. Lawmakers Call On Navy To Fund Study Related To Contaminated Water At Two Former Bases

Pennsylvania lawmakers are asking the U.S. Navy to fund a study to evaluate potential health risks from chemicals found in wells and drinking water around the former naval bases in Warminster and Horsham.


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AG Kane’s Aide Sentenced To Several Months In Prison

The man once described as Kathleen Kane’s closest confidante has been sentenced to prison time for violating a judge’s protective order.


Schuylkill Expressway police-chase. (credit: Chopper 3)

After Series Of Arrests, Chester County DA Describes Felony Lane Gang

Hogan says the group tries to find easy marks to steal purses or wallets.


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Chester County Man Pleads Guilty To Taking “Up Skirt” Photo Of Woman On SEPTA Train

56-year-old Michael Tighe was sentenced to two years probation and he is banned from riding SEPTA trains during rush hour.


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SEPTA Unveiling Its Recommendation For Project To Connect KOP To Norristown High Speed Line

The list of 30-alternatives, is now narrowed to one recommendation, says SEPTA’s Liz Smith.


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Montco Woman To Stand Trial On Involuntary Manslaughter, Other Charges In 2-Year-Old’s Death

A formal arraignment is scheduled for next month.


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Hatboro Man Accused Of Having Sexual Relationship With Runaway Teen

When they questioned the girl, she told them she had sex with McGeehan and he had taken pictures of her.


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Guilty Plea From Montco Woman Who Allegedly Set Up Fund For Friend Fighting Cancer, Then Kept Money

Traci Kratzer of East Norriton pleaded guilty to felony Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Funds Received.


Suspect Edward O'Brien III. (credit: Chester County District Attorney's Office)

Mistrial Declared In Case Of Chesco Man Charged With Murder In Death Of Elderly Father

Shortly before midnight the judge declared a hung jury and dismissed the jurors.


Suspect Edward O'Brien III. (credit: Chester County District Attorney's Office)

Loving Son Or Guilty Of Murder? Fate Of Exton Man In Hands Of Chester County Jury

Closing arguments took about four hours in total.


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Son Faces Murder Charge After Authorities Say He Let His 92-Year-Old Father Waste Away

A Chester County man, facing Third Degree Murder and Aggravated Assault charges, takes the stand in his own defense to give his side of the story.


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Officials: 1 Arrest In Montco Drug Investigation

The district attorney says the investigation was joint effort between state, local and national agencies.




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