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.


Montgomery County Sheriff Testifies In Corruption Trial Of Allentown Mayor

Montgomery County Sheriff Sean Kilkenny testified he “felt pressure” to give to Mayor John Pawloski’s campaign for governor.


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Delaware County GOP chairman Andrew Reilly says it’s too early to name names on possible Republican candidates to replace Pat Meehan.


Bill Cosby

Cosby Defense Team Seeks Dismissal Of Charges

The comedian’s defense team argues charges should be thrown out because prosecutors can’t prove the alleged encounter happened within the statute of limitations.


Sorting Out Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional District Primary Race

“But the big question is, ‘what is the district going to look like?’” said political consultant Neil Oxman.


SEPTA’s Board Set To Vote On Proposed Path Of King Of Prussia Rail Project

SEPTA’s board is expected to give the okay to a route that shifts the rail to the north side of the Pennsylvania Turnpike to avoid a housing development, following outcry from homeowners.


Elena House-Hay pleads guilty

Montgomery County Woman Pleads Guilty But Mentally Ill To Killing Mother

A Montgomery County woman pleads guilty but mentally ill to last summer’s stabbing death of her mother inside their Perkiomen Township home.


Man Pleads Guilty But Mentally Ill In Murder Of Mother

A 31-year-old Yardley man pleaded guilty but mentally ill for the murder of his mother.


Kat Copeland Sworn-In As New Delaware County District Attorney

Delaware County’s new top-cop was sworn in Friday to fill out the term of prior District Attorney Jack Whelan.


Bucks County Woman Sentenced In Deadly Wrong-Way Collision

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2 Charged With Operating Multi-State Crystal Meth Ring Through US Postal Service

Forty-two-year-old Brian Holt and 36-year-old Lorraine Zeno are facing possession with the intent to deliver, corrupt organizations and related charges.


No School, But No Day Off For Student Volunteers On MLK Day

Perkiomen Valley elementary, middle, and high school students took part in activities Monday ranging from making chew toys for an animal shelter to making fleece blankets for children in need.


Quakertown Man Found ‘Not Guilty’ In Bucks County Rape Case

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Former Underwear Model Arrested For Alleged Human-Trafficking Ring

The investigation started when a woman burst into tears to an Uber driver in King of Prussia, saying she was being a victim of human-trafficking.


Trump Signs Into Law Anti-Fentanyl Legislation Authored By Bucks County Congressman

The bill sponsored by Bucks County Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick aims at stopping a potentially deadly drug before it gets into the U.S.


Rep. Boyle Introduces Bill To Deter Companies From Moving Jobs Overseas

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Chester County Brothers Celebrate Growth Of Their E-Commerce Company

Two brothers who started their e-commerce company in their parents’ garage when they were teenagers, showed off their new company headquarters in Paoli on Monday.


Pennsylvania Shuts Down Construction On Sunoco Gas Pipeline

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State Sen. Leach Suspends Run For Congress Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

A Democratic Pennsylvania lawmaker is “taking a step back” from his congressional campaign following a report over misconduct allegations.


Chester County Mother Sentenced In Beating Death Of 3-Year-Old Son

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Bucks County Man Sentenced To 60-120 Years In Prison In Child Rape Case

A Bucks County handy-man accused of raping children over a nearly 30-year span will likely spend the rest of his life in prison.


New Phase Of Lafayette Street Project Underway In Norristown

Once finished, the project will connect Norristown to the Pennsylvania Turnpike.


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Man Found Guilty Of Secretly Recording Inside Dorm Bathroom At Villanova University

A Broomall man is found guilty of several charges that were filed against him after he was caught secretly videoing people inside a bathroom at Villanova University. 


Property Reassessment Moves Forward In Delaware County

Delaware County has finalized a contract to begin the process of a county-wide property tax reassessment.


Norristown Sheriff’s Department Holds Round Table With Israeli Police

Barack Mordechai with Israel Police met with police chiefs from across Montgomery County for a round table discussion.


Investigation Underway After Video Of ‘Sex Act’ At Montgomery County School Surfaces

An investigation is underway into reports of a video making the rounds at Cheltenham High School of two students engaged in what’s described as “an inappropriate sexual act” in the school.


New Domestic Violence Center Dedicated To Memory Of Woman Killed By Abusive Husband

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5 Former High School Hockey Players Will Stand Trial For On-Ice Brawl

At their preliminary hearing Tuesday, prosecutors argued it was a concerted attack, but defense lawyers countered saying fighting is just part of the game.


Update On 422 Bridge Expansion

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