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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Trump Rallies Crowd During Campaign Stop At West Chester University

The circus that surrounds the Donald Trump campaign made its way to West Chester University’s campus for a rally on the eve of the Pennsylvania Primary.

04/25/2016

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Public Forum In Montgomery County Brings Open Dialogue On Gun Policy

An upcoming forum in Elkins Park, Montgomery County will bring together two national experts from opposite sides of the gun issues, for civil discourse – with emphasis on the “civil.”

04/23/2016

Governor John Kasich speaking at Penn State Brandywine. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Gov. Kasich Makes Campaign Stop In Delco

Governor John Kasich held a town-hall meeting at Penn State Brandywine campus in Media.

04/21/2016

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Trial Of PA Attorney General Kathleen Kane Could Be Delayed

One of the items Attorney General Kane’s lawyers withdrew was a request to file a motion under a seal.

04/20/2016

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Gov. Wolf Thanks Medical Marijuana Supporters

Governor Tom Wolf paid a visit to King of Prussia on Tuesday to thank supporters for their work in getting medical marijuana legislation passed.

04/19/2016

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Officials Cut Ribbon On Autistic Support Playground In Upper Darby

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Monday for a playground in Upper Darby, Delaware County designed for children with autism.

04/18/2016

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Program Aimed To Help Long-termed Unemployed Returns To Chester County

A pilot program aimed at getting long-term unemployed back to work was so successful, officials in Chester County are bringing it back for another round.

04/16/2016

Sean Sperl led from court in handcuffs. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Emotional Sentencing Hearing For Man Behind Wheel In Fatal 2013 Montco Crash

Despite a tearful allocution, the judge did not believe Sean Sperl was remorseful.

04/15/2016

Donna Krupp being led into Montco court for sentencing hearing.
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Montco Woman Who Burnt Down Police Officer’s Home Gets 10-20 Years In Prison

Judge Gary Silow sentenced the 53-year-old Krupp to 10-20 years in state prison saying her lack of remorse in unconscionable.

04/14/2016

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Neshaminy School Board Votes On Closings Of 2 Elementary Schools

The Neshaminy school board has made it official – two elementary schools in the district will close at the end of this school year.

04/13/2016

Chester County DA Tom Hogan presents the recommended photo array for identifying suspects.
(credit: Jim Melwert)

PA District Attorneys Present New Guidelines For Identifying Suspects

Chester County district attorney Tom Hogan chairs the PDAA’s best practices committee, which worked with law enforcement, social scientists, and even the criminal defense attorneys association in an effort to establish guidelines for the best ways for investigators to use photos to get an ID from an eyewitness.

04/12/2016

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Law Enforcement Cracking Down On Distracted Driving In Montgomery County

“Police have even witnessed people changing clothes, brushing their teeth, and reading a book.”

04/11/2016

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Charges Filed In Rape Case From Parking Garage Near West Chester University

Twenty-three-year-old Austin Eaddy faces several charges including rape by force and sexual assault.

04/08/2016

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Health Officials In Montgomery County Gear Up For Mosquito Season

Health officials in Montgomery County are getting ready for mosquito season. And, this year, the concern isn’t just that the pests might spread West Nile, but also the possibility they could carry the Zika virus.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/07/2016

Shakira Hayward covers her face as she enters court for preliminary hearing on charges including 3rd degree murder. 
(credit: Jim Melwert)

Montco Woman Accused Of Stabbing Stepfather To Stand Trial On Murder Charges

A Norristown woman accused of the stabbing death of her step-father will stand trial on Third Degree Murder charges.

04/06/2016

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