John McDevitt

mcdevitt john new2 John McDevittJohn McDevitt has been a reporter and editor at KYW Newsradio 1060 since April of 1999, but he’s been in the all-news family for more than a decade.

McDevitt grew up in Drexel Hill (Delaware County), graduating from Monsignor Bonner High School, and in 1991 from Temple University, where he got a BA degree in radio, television, and film.

Following an early dream, McDevitt moved to Southern California to pursue acting. While in Hollywood, he began working at KYW’s sister station in Los Angeles (KFWB) as an editorial assistant, helping anchors and editors create news reports.

He worked his way up at KFWB, eventually getting his big break as a news reporter to cover a large outbreak of wildfires — because most of the rest of the staff was at an office party at the time.

After several years, McDevitt returned to the Philadelphia area and KYW Newsradio, where he works as an editor and reporter.

One of John’s personal passions is traveling. In recent years he’s been to Ireland, Australia, and eastern Europe.

Connect with John McDevitt on Twitter: @JohnMcDevittKYW

(Bretagne is trained to paw at her owner, Wayne Mowry, a diabetic, when his blood sugar seems too low.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Penn Vet’s Working Dog Center Shows Off 3 Exceptional Graduates

Today was graduation today for some special dogs who will go on to do some special work.

10/28/2014

(credit: Mike DeNardo)

SEPTA’s Largest Union Set To Vote On Whether To Strike Or Not

The Trasnsport Workers Union Local 234 represents SEPTA bus drivers, subway and trolley operators. They’ve been working without a contract since March.

10/25/2014

(Dr. Larry Kaiser, dean of Temple University's medical school, examines items from a 1930 time capsule recovered on campus.  Photo by John McDevitt)

At Temple University, A Glimpse Into The Medical School’s Past

Eighty-four years ago, artifacts were placed into a tin box and placed behind the building’s cornerstone.

10/24/2014

(Cell phone collection boxes are displayed at Philadelphia police headquarters before being deployed to police stations citywide.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Phila. Police Again Collect Used Cell Phones To Benefit Domestic Abuse Victims

The program, called “Hopeline,” is a joint effort among the Philadelphia local of the Fraternal Order of Police, the Philadelphia Police Department, Verizon, and the organization “Women Against Abuse.”

10/23/2014

(File photo:  students outside the Temple University Student Center.)

Temple University Acting Proactively To Fend Off an Ebola Event

Temple University says its preparedness efforts began over the summer, before the start of the semester, when students coming from the Ebola-affected countries were contacted.

10/22/2014

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Montgomery County Holding Four Days of Health Emergency Drills

If you saw people in hazmat suits in Plymouth Township last night, don’t worry: it was only a drill.

10/21/2014

(credit: John McDevitt)

Fundraiser For Philadelphia Police K-9 Unit To Take Place In Northeast Philadelphia

A fundraiser for the Philadelphia police K-9 unit will take place next Saturday on the grounds of Philadelphia’s only remaining Delaware River estate from the gilded age.

10/18/2014

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Teal Pumpkins Help Raise Awareness For Trick-Or-Treaters With Food Allergies

The advocacy group FARE is asking people across the country to participate in the “Teal Pumpkin Project” this Halloween.

10/16/2014

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Companies Selling Controversial Ebola Themed Costumes For Halloween

Ebola zombies, Ebola containment workers and even an Ebola soup are some ideas being thrown out there for Halloween costumes this year.

10/15/2014

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Penn Hosts Free Event To Discuss Evolution, Spread Of Viruses

With Ebola and Enertovirus making headlines every day, it’s hard not to be concerned. A free event opens to the public later this month on Penn’s campus that will explore things like how viruses evolve and spread.

10/11/2014

Carson the gargoyle is installed at Eastern State Penitentiary, signaling Terror Behind The Walls will soon open its gates. (credit: John McDevitt)

Pennsylvania Grant To Help Preserve Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary, which opened nearly 200 years ago, is in line for a $500,000 state grant to help with its preservation.

10/11/2014

Chris McElwee of Fort Washington started the non-profit Michael's Way in 1996 for his brother Michael who died at the age of 25 after losing his battle with leukemia. (credit: Michaels Way)

Philadelphia Area Children’s Charity Among 4 Finalists For Major Award

KYW’s John McDevitt reports a Philadelphia-based charity is among the finalists and needs your help to win.

10/11/2014

(Ruth "Momma" Dietz Eni gets help handling her spade from her son, Louis Eni, left, and Gov. Tom Corbett at the ceremonial groundbreaking for a new company facility in Tacony.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Groundbreaking Held For Dietz & Watson Expansion in Tacony

Company and elected officials took part in a ceremonial groundbreaking for a $50-million expansion project.

10/10/2014

(File photo from CBS 3)

Recent Incident Proves New Dress Code For PAL Officers Beneficial

An incident in Lower Kensington earlier this week may be showing the change is a good thing.

10/10/2014

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