KYW Newsradio reporter Jim Melwert
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Jim Melwert started out as a desk assistant in the newsroom in 2001, when he graduated from Temple University with a degree in journalism.

After a brief stint with a radio station in Sunbury, Pa. in 2003, Jim moved to Harrisburg to become sports director at the Radio Pennsylvania Network. While at Radio Pennsylvania, Jim provided live updates for KYW Newsradio from Penn State football games.

The highlights of his radio career include covering the implosion of Veterans Stadium, the 2006 MLB All-Star Game in Pittsburgh, Smarty Jones’ run at the Triple Crown, and Penn State’s triple-overtime thriller over Florida State in the 2006 Orange Bowl. Jim made his return to KYW Newsradio as a reporter in May, 2007.

Jim’s proudest moment came in 2006, when he donated one of his kidneys to his aunt. A 1993 graduate of Perkiomen Valley High School, Melwert is happiest when he’s in the pool playing water polo or competing in triathlons. He’s also a big fan of the local sports teams. Jim lives in Collegeville, Pa, with his two dogs, Rudy and Barry.

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