Jim Melwert

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.


GOP In Chester County Facing Dilemma In Wake Of Costello Decision

Republican Ryan Costello’s announcement that he will not seek re-election to his Congressional seat in Chester County leaves the GOP in a bit of quandary.



Report Looks At Impact Of Suburban Charter Schools

A panel in Montgomery County discussed a recent report that takes a look at what effect rising charter school enrollment is having on school districts in the suburb.


16 Candidates To Run In Pennsylvania’s 5th Congressional District

The re-drawn district covers Delaware County, South Philadelphia, and part of Lower Merion in Montgomery County.


Former Pennsylvania State Trooper Sentenced In Shooting Death Of Pregnant Wife

Joseph Miller, 37, broke down in tears as he told the court that he not only lost his wife but also his best friend.


Pennsylvania Governor Announces School Safety Task Force

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf was at a Main Line elementary school to announce the creation of a school safety task force.


Man Pleads Guilty To Posing As Rising Country Star To Scam Woman

A man posing as an up-and-coming country star has pleaded guilty to swindling a Montgomery County woman and her family out of a quarter million dollars. 


Legislators Discuss How To Improve, Fund Southeastern Pa. Transportation Issues

Funding Pennsylvania State Police with transportation dollars is once again an issue.


Harry Burak

Bucks County Man To Face At Least 6.5 Years In Prison Following 5th DUI

The Bucks County man who killed a sheriff’s deputy in his fifth DUI will spend at least six-and-a-half years in prison.


Bill Cosby Set To Appear In Court For Pretrial Hearing In Montgomery County

Cosby‘s first trial ended in a mistrial with a hung jury last June.


Pennsylvania Republican Leaders Call For Miccarelli To Step Down In Wake Of Allegations

GOP Leaders in the Pennsylvania State house are calling on a Delaware County lawmaker who is the subject of an investigation into allegations of sexual and physical violence to step down.


Pawn Shop Owner, Employees Accused Of Selling Stolen Items From Thieves Addicted To Drugs

The owner of two Bucks County pawn shops is facing charges he was buying stolen goods and selling them.


GOP State Rep. Stephens Introduces Red Flag Gun Legislation In Pennsylvania

Under the legislation, State Representative Todd Stephens says an immediate family member or law enforcement official could ask a judge to issue what’s called an extreme risk protection order.


Nominating Petitions For Congress To Begin Circulation Amid GOP Challenge Of New Map

Congressional candidates in Pennsylvania can start circulating nominating petitions Tuesday under the new map handed down last week by the state Supreme Court. 


Montgomery County Offers Previews Of New Voting Machines

Montgomery County is planning to replace voting booths this year, and an event will give residents a chance to kick the tires of the potential replacements.


Clarity On Democrats Side On District Race Focusing On Montgomery County

The race for the district that focuses on Montgomery County is a bit clearer Thursday morning — at least on the Democratic side.


Republicans Mount Legal Challenges To Pennsylvania’s New Congressional Map

The next round of court challenges in the Pennsylvania Congressional redistricting saga is getting underway.


Breaking Down Pennsylvania’s New Congressional Map In Delaware County

In the prior map, Delaware County was split between the 7th and the 1st district, now the entire county is in the 5th.


Redrawn Map Spells Big Changes For Congressional Districts In Philly Region

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has released the new map following its decision on what it called unconstitutional gerrymandering.


State Lawmakers Submit Proposed Redistricting Maps

One state lawmaker equated it to “children turning in homework.”


Delaware County Officials Detail Efforts To Prevent School Shootings

Following the school shooting in South Florida, officials in Delaware County are reminding residents of steps they’ve taken in hopes of preventing a similar tragedy.


Giving Back: Stephen Schwarzman Pledges $25 Million To His Alma Mater

Stephen Schwarzman is the chairman and co-founder of Blackstone and a graduate of Abington High School.


Thousands Wait Hours In Dark To Board Train For Super Bowl Parade

Getting into the city for the parade was a challenge on Thursday morning.


Defense Seeks Delay To Cosby Trial If Additional Accusers Allowed To Testify

Prosecutors have asked to be allowed to present 19 additional accusers at trial under what’s known as prior bad acts.


Montco DA’s Office Fires Back, Cosby’s Attorneys Apologize For Accusations

Bill Cosby’s lawyers admitted Monday that they wrongly accused prosecutors in his criminal sexual-assault case of withholding evidence — an assertion seething prosecutors blasted as “outrageous and reckless.”


Supreme Court Declines Request From Pennsylvania GOP To Stop Redistricting

The Supreme Court declined Monday a request from Pennsylvania Republicans to block a lower court ruling that ordered Pennsylvania to redraw congressional lines.


Marcel Groen

Democratic Party Chair Resigns Under Pressure From Wolf

Pennsylvania’s Democratic Party chairman says he’s acceding to Gov. Tom Wolf’s request that he resign in the wake of his comments to a columnist about the party’s responses to sexual misconduct allegations against politicians.


Radnor Police Investigating Likely Murder-Suicide

Radnor Township police are investigating what they say appears to be a murder-suicide in Wayne.


Bucks County Man Gets Lengthy Prison Sentence For Deadly DUI Crash

Louis Demora of Croydon was sentenced to 17.5 to 40 years in state prison Tuesday.



Former Conestoga Aide Jailed For Sex Assault Of Student Found Dead In Cell

In November, Phillips pleaded guilty to involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, aggravated indecent assault and other charges.


Man Gets Lengthy Prison Sentence For Selling Drugs That Killed Abington Woman

Andre Gary of Bear, Delaware pleaded guilty to drug delivery resulting in death in connection with the fatal overdose of 58-year-old Jaqueline Hearn of Abington.