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.
Training this week has emergency crews doing a “what-if” for potential disasters along suburban rail lines.
The same day the 30+ gang member arrests were announced, Morgalo was himself arrested. Witnesses say he climbed onto a UPS truck and forced the driver to flee.
STEM, of course, stands for science, technology, engineering, and math.
It was a surprise victory, as the 26-year-old ran without the backing of the county’s Republican Party and held small gatherings inside the homes of his supporters.
Former State Police Firearms Instructor Pleads Guilty In Shooting Death Of Trooper In Montgomery County
Forty-three-year-old former State Police Corporal Richard Schroeter has pleaded guilty to recklessly endangering others in connection with the fatal shooting of a Pennsylvania State Trooper during a training session in Montgomery County in September.
“They’ve now filed suit against everybody they can think of, because they want to put gun dealers out of business,” says William Gordon’s personal attorney, Michael Gottlieb.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness or NAMI awards Lower Merion Police Department with its 2015 Criminal Justice Award.
The school’s director of choral activities, Bill Naydan, came up with the idea for a veterans’ monument at the high school as he toured through Europe.
A group from Montgomery County rode up the Schuylkill River Trail from Norristown to Valley Forge National Historic Park, meeting with a contingent who rode in from Chester County.
Montgomery County district attorney Risa Ferman says the gangs were rivals not just in selling drugs but in violence, without regard to anyone in the community.
A judge in Chester County has dismissed charges of third-degree murder, theft, and receiving stolen property against Edward O’Brien III, but a trial was ordered on other charges.
“Cory (Azeff) was able to use the facilities at Souderton High School digital media lab to create an image for us that more closely reflected what the suspect looked like on that day,” DA Risa Ferman says.
Chad Wilcox, 29, pleaded guilty in Montgomery County Court to robbing and killing a Norristown man he’d met through a sex ad on the commerce web site “Craigslist.”
A documentary-film maker is focusing on an area-theme park that’s been closed for decades, but was once one of the biggest in the country.
Some Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputies will be patrolling on bicycles around the courthouse, the Norristown Transportation Center, and on the trails, thanks to some help from Pottstown police, the D.A.’s office – and an anonymous donor.