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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Philadelphia Man Convicted Of Killing Ex-Girlfriend’s Father Is Sentenced

Abdul Ali said he is sorry for the family’s loss, but claims he didn’t kill anybody.


Anthony Noble led into prelim in Limerick.
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Man Pleads Guilty To Murder In What He Originally Claimed Was Romeo & Juliet Style Suicide

Twenty-seven-year-old Anthony Noble is sentenced 10-25 years in prison as part of a negotiated plea to third degree murder.


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Good And Bad News For Transportation Funding

High hopes for a significant increase in federal transportation dollars.


108 year old Bill Mohr, with son Rick Mohr and daughter Jodie Hartshorne. 
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108-Year-Old Hatboro Man To Be Part Of Annual Veterans Day Breakfast At White House

Sergeant William Mohr was with the 45th Infantry and helped push the Germans out of Southern France in 1944.


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Election Preview: Congressional Races Across Philly Suburbs

There are a handful of Congressional races in the Philadelphia suburbs on Tuesday.


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Pennsylvania Voters To Decide Who Replaces Kathleen Kane As Attorney General

Pennsylvanians will vote for a new attorney general; two candidates out of Montgomery County vying to replace the disgraced Kathleen Kane.



Montco Man Found Guilty In Deadly Shooting Inside Church

He was found guilty of Voluntary Manslaughter and Reckless Endangerment of Another Person.


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‘Totally Unacceptable’ Absentee Ballot Issues In Montco County

A Montgomery County judge has extended the deadline for absentee ballots until 8 p.m. on Tuesday


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Hearings In Cosby Sex Assault Case Adjourned With No Ruling

Cosby is asking charges be thrown out because of the decade-plus delay between allegations and charges. His attorneys are also asking a 2005 civil deposition be suppressed.


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Another Day In Court For Bill Cosby

Today’s focus will be on whether or not a ten year delay between the allegations and the charges violated Bill Cosby’s due process.



Cosby Back In Montco For Pre-Trial Hearing

Both sides are arguing over evidence in 78-year-old entertainer’s sex assault case.


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Bill Cosby Back In Montgomery County Courtroom

Today’s hearing is the first of four days set aside by the judge hearing Bill Cosby’s case.


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DA: Bucks County Man Groomed Girls To Believe He Was A Prophet From God

More than a dozen new felony charges have been filed against the Bucks County man who was found with eleven Amish girls living in his Feasterville home.


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Kaine Makes Campaign Stop At Bucks County Community College

The parade of presidential and vice presidential candidates through the Philadelphia region continued on Wednesday, as Democratic VP hopeful Tim Kaine made a stop in Newtown, Bucks County in front of a couple hundred people.


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Bucks County Man Says He’s Had 13 Trump Signs Stolen From His Yard

Gary Cruzan says it’s gotten to the point where he has to take his Trump yard signs in at night.




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