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

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Philly POPS Announces Subscription Series Concert Lineup

The Philly POPS announces its 2018/19 Subscription Series concert lineup as it’s the 40th anniversary season. 

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/14/2018

Renovations Set To Begin On Historic Exhibits At Academy Of Natural Sciences

In Philadelphia, the oldest natural sciences institution in the Western Hemisphere is beginning extensive renovations to their historic exhibits for the first time in nearly 90-years.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/13/2018

Eagles Faithful Get Inked At 20th Annual Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention: ‘I Love It’

If there was ever a time to get an Eagles tattoo, this would probably be it.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/10/2018

GoFundMe Campaign Raises Money For Former Cook’s Funeral Expenses

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help a family pay for funeral expenses for a 26-year-old West Philadelphia man who died suddenly of complications related to diabetes.

02/09/2018

Academy of Natural Sciences To Host Event For Over 21 Crowd

Guests will be able to imbibe in festivities and go behind the scenes to learn about the quirky side of science.

02/03/2018

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PSPCA Holds Eagles-Themed Fashion Show For Dogs Up For Adoption

Some underdogs were being celebrated at the Pennsylvania SPCA in North Philadelphia.

02/01/2018

Super Bowl Bet: Philly Or New England Zoo’s Newborn Goat To Be Named After Winning Quarterback

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is known by many as the G.O.A.T [Greatest of All Time], and the Philadelphia Zoo is hoping to get Zoo New England to name its goat after the Eagles quarterback Nick Foles.

01/31/2018

Penn Museum Celebrates Year Of The Dog, Underdog At Annual Chinese New Year Event

Chinese culture was being celebrated at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology with music, dance and all sorts of demonstrations.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/27/2018

‘Original Eagles Tailgater’ Gives Tour Of Eagles Bus

One Mayfair man has been showing his Eagles pride for decades.

01/26/2018

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American Revolution Museum’s Patriots Gallery Gets Name Change Ahead Of Super Bowl

There’s a temporary name change for an exhibit space at a museum in Old City.

01/25/2018

Camden County Animal Shelter Achieves Highest Save Rate in Region

The Camden County Animal Shelter is the only open admission animal shelter in the region to achieve a 92 percent save rate for dogs and 91 percent save rate for 
cats. 

01/24/2018

Philly Zoo Makes Earth Friendly Bet With Zoos In Minnesota

In honor of Super Bowl LII, the losing zoo, or zoos, will have to plant 52 trees in their community.

01/20/2018

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Chris Long Helping PSPCA Raise Awareness About Its ‘Underdogs’

As Eagles fans embrace the underdog craze, the Pennsylvania SPCA is raising awareness for its underdogs — abused dogs up for adoption. 

01/17/2018

Cheers! South Korean Liquor Becoming Popular With Philadelphians

Philadelphians are staring to get hooked on Soju.

01/13/2018

Eastern State Penitentiary Commemorates MLK With Readings Of ‘Letter From Birmingham Jail’

Sections of the letter will be read three times a day through Monday.

01/13/2018

Celebrating And Educating For Ben Franklin’s 312th Birthday

An annual event celebrating Benjamin Franklin’s birthday took place on Friday despite the rain. He would have been 312 years old.

01/12/2018

American Revolution Museum Opens New Exhibit Centered On Recently Discovered Painting

A recently discovered watercolor painting, depicting the use of Washington’s war tent, is the centerpiece.

01/12/2018

Philadelphia Zoo Celebrates Gorilla’s 33rd Birthday

The Philadelphia Zoo holds birthday parties year round for many of its animals, not only to celebrate them, but to educate visitors about the importance of conservation.

01/11/2018

Philly’s Animal Welfare Organizations Join Forces To Form ‘No Kill’ Coalition

The effort is focused on saving the lives of healthy, treatable animals that end up in city shelters. 

01/10/2018

South Philly Residents Help Neighbors Clear Snow

Philadelphia is known as the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection, and that’s even true in the bitter cold and snow.

01/05/2018

‘Philly Loves Bowie Week’ Lifts Off Friday

It’s 10 days of events to celebrate the life of David Bowie, who died nearly two years ago.

01/04/2018

Pop-Up South Street Film House Increasing In Popularity

A South Street store front turned pop-up film house is increasing in popularity since it opened a couple of months ago as B-movies, horror films, kid matinees and theme nights are planned.

01/03/2018

Chemical Heritage Foundation Changing Its Name

An Old City institution has a new focus and soon a new name.

01/03/2018

Pop-Up Ice Bar Looks To Cash In On Philadelphia’s Cold Weather

This is the second year La Peg at Fringe Arts along Columbus Boulevard and Race Street will create the outdoor ice bar known as Pegsicle.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/02/2018

PennDOT Prepares For Snow

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation started preparing Thursday for the forecasted snow.

12/29/2017

Old City Bar Creates Hot Toddy Menu To Warm Yourself During Winter

When the weather outside is frightful, an Old City bar is trying to make it more delightful.

12/29/2017

Keeping Pets Warm In Cold Weather

These frigid temperatures can be dangerous, not only for you, but for your pets, if precautions aren’t taken to keep them warm outdoors.

12/28/2017

Fancy Brigades Prep Final Touches As New Year’s Day Fast Approaches

Twelve clubs are trucking in large sets, props and other equipment for the 21st Fancy Brigade finale.

12/26/2017

Academy Of Natural Sciences Receives Multi-Million Dollar Donation

The endowment will pay for watershed research and a postdoctoral fellowship.

12/22/2017

Holiday Family Traditions Continue At Italian Market

People come from all over the region to the Italian Market for things like meats, fish, cheese, pasta and sweets.

12/20/2017

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