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.
Bill Cosby joked, ‘Don’t tase me, bro,'” as he was being wanded by security officers on his way into a suburban Philadelphia courtroom.
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.
The Montgomery County sheriff’s office targeted about 40 of what were called the county’s “most wanted” DUI offenders.
A Hatboro woman could face decades in prison as she is charged in the overdose death of Willow Grove man.
Chester County officials say they have no choice but to approve a request for a recount in hundreds of precincts across their county.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Twenty-seven-year-old Paul Jordan was sentenced to 10-20 years in state prison on Monday.
Twenty-three-years ago today, the body of an 18-year-old Bucks County woman was found in a rail yard in Lansdale.
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.
About 100 people packed a public hearing on Montgomery County’s proposed budget.
A judge has shot down a motion from Green Party candidate Jill Stein requesting a recount of presidential election results in 78 voting districts in Montgomery County.
The recommendations do not address use-of-force policies pointing to state and federal laws.
Montgomery and Bucks Counties have delayed the certification of their election results as the Jill Stein Campaign tries to push for a recount of presidential and senate results.
“After years of planning, the 240 acres just west of bustling Route 202 will be preserved as open space.”
The on-going work to connect the Pennsylvania Turnpike and I-95 could be a casualty of ballooning debt.
A ceremony in Montgomery County recognizing National Adoption Month wrapped up Friday.
The county will hold two public meetings on the budget on December first.
The video shows the herd of deer darting across the course.
A second man is sentenced for his role in a deadly home invasion in Huntingdon Valley last fall.
Judge Steven O’Neill denied two motions from Bill Cosby’s defense team.
Abdul Ali said he is sorry for the family’s loss, but claims he didn’t kill anybody.
Twenty-seven-year-old Anthony Noble is sentenced 10-25 years in prison as part of a negotiated plea to third degree murder.
High hopes for a significant increase in federal transportation dollars.
Sergeant William Mohr was with the 45th Infantry and helped push the Germans out of Southern France in 1944.
There are a handful of Congressional races in the Philadelphia suburbs on Tuesday.
Pennsylvanians will vote for a new attorney general; two candidates out of Montgomery County vying to replace the disgraced Kathleen Kane.
He was found guilty of Voluntary Manslaughter and Reckless Endangerment of Another Person.