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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Tempers Flare In Kathleen Kane Pre-trial

The case against Kane revolves around allegations that she leaked grand jury information to the Philadelphia Daily News that, in turn, was retaliation for leaks about her to the Philadelphia Inquirer.


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Guilty Plea For Man Prosecutors Say Was Behind Sexting Scandal That Rocked Local High School

A 19-year-old pleads guilty to his role in a sexting scandal that rocked North Penn High School last year.


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Man Posing As Fire Marshal Targets Businesses In Montgomery County

Livingood also says the scammer or scammers seem to know who to target.


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Pennsylvania Schools Still Required To Meet Budget Deadline

Pennsylvania’s budget is now 265 days overdue. But, even without a state-budget in place, school districts are still required by law to have their budgets in place by June 30th.


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Montco Firm Says ‘It Leads The World In Race For A Vaccine For Zika Virus’

He says Inovio this is the first to design and make the Zika vaccine, and the first to test it in animals.


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Five Years To The Day, DA Office Makes Arrest In Montco Teen Murder

17-year-old D’Ravious Dawkins, known as Ray, was shot and killed on March 18th, 2011 at Noble and West Oak Streets.


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Republican John Kasich Makes Campaign Stop At Villanova University

Governor Kasich quickly won over the crowd of about 600 people.


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Police Seek Mask-Wearing Suspect In Frightening Main Line Home Invasion Robbery

According to police, the man tied the woman up with duct tape, and told her if she stayed quiet she wouldn’t be hurt.


Montco commissioner Val Arkoosh, Chesco commissioner Michelle Kichline, state rep Mike Vereb, state rep Kate Harper, state senator Daylin Leach, state rep Tim Briggs, state rep Madeleine Dean, state rep Mary Jo Daley, and GVF board pres Jeff Guzy
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Local Lawmakers, County Commissioners Discuss Transportation Projects

GVF Executive Director Robert Henry says after years of work, it’s great to see projects closer to reality.


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Chester Police Officer Arrested For Allegedly Coercing Female Detainees

Police say Turner allegedly used his position to coerce female detainees into acts for his sexual pleasure.


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Thief In Montgomery, Delaware, and Chester Counties Sentenced To Prison

37-year-old Kevin Colosimo is sentenced to 8.5-to-17 years in prison for his part in the thefts in Montgomery, Delaware, and Chester counties. Montgomery County Judge William Furber telling Colosimo, “In your present state, you are a menace, a danger to society.”


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

Decision By Chester County DA’s Office On Whether To Re-Try Man For Murder In Death Of Father

According to paperwork, the Chester County District Attorney’s office is going to re-try an Exton man on murder charges in the death of his 92-year-old father.


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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