John 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
The Philadelphia Orchestra is going to China next week and some members of the participated in a sendoff ceremony.
A two day festival kicked off Saturday at South Philly’s Italian Market.
Visitors were standing in line to see Mighty Mike, the aquarium’s fourteen-foot, 800-pound American alligator.
Councilman Mark Squilla says the association was hobbled by the cost of being sued twice in 13 months. Even though the cases didn’t go to court, he says, the OCCA faced $10,000 in legal bills.
Jurors said the case was emotionally tolling for all involved.
To get the public fired up, area college players participated in a rugby demonstration on a blocked-off street along Rittenhouse Square.
An apparent robbery turns deadly near Second and South streets early Saturday morning.
One hundred forty five fine craftsmen from across the country and Canada will set up booths in Rittenhouse Square
Small public sidewalk extensions knows as “Parklets” are gaining in popularity in Philadelphia.
One by one, kids dipped a thumb into green paint and then put their mark on a white planter box which will be given to first lady Michelle Obama for the White House garden.
Is it just a coincidence that men’s fashions of that period are making a comeback?
Josh Nims’ wheels started turning about 10 years ago when skateboarders were banned from Love Park because granite was being rough up by the boards.
A panel discussion was held Saturday afternoon in Center City on gay civil rights in Cuba and the daughter of the Cuban President was among the speakers.
The Cuban president’s daughter is in Philadelphia to participate in a panel discussion and to receive an award for her gay rights activism.
Officials say there will be an increased police and emergency personnel presence. Cameras will be scanning the crowd and course.
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