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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Pet Food Pantry Set To Launch In Camden County

The Camden County Pet Food Pantry will open in four locations the second Saturday of every month, starting April 11.

03/28/2015

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Centralized Property Assessment Program Being Tested In South Jersey

The goal: to save money and not have property owners pay too little or too much for property taxes.

03/27/2015

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Millions in Philadelphia Dog License Fees Going Uncollected, City Controller Says

If you own a dog in Philadelphia, it is required that you pay $16 a year for a license. But not everyone is complying.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015

(School District of Philadelphia headquarters, near Broad and Spring Garden Streets.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Days Off Being Scheduled At Area Schools For September Papal Visit

Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia is expected to draw millions of people to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in September.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015

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New Penn Vet Program Provides Life-Saving Care For Shelter Dogs

The city’s most vulnerable dogs are getting the medical help they need thanks to Penn Vet’s Shelter Dog Specialty Medical Treatment Project.

03/22/2015

Participants walking their dogs at the 'Pet-a-palooza" pet parade. (Credit: John McDevitt)

Partnership For Haddonfield Hosts ‘Pet-A-Palooza’

Hundreds of people brought their family pets out for a parade to show support for pet adoption.

03/21/2015

(POW!       Liquid nitrogen mixed with dishwashing liquid punctuates a promotional event for the Philadelphia Science Festival.  Photo by John McDevitt)

With a Bang, Philadelphia Gears Up For Annual Science Festival

With a countdown of “3-2-1…,” soapsuds exploded from a container, covering those gathered on the steps of the Franklin Institute.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/19/2015

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Official Says Clearing Ben Franklin Bridge By AM Rush After Truck Accident Was Not Doable

John Hanson, chief executive officer of the Delaware River Port Authority, says removing the truck and its load of kiwi fruit was a huge undertaking.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/19/2015

(Judges speak with contestants at the National History Day event at the National Constitution Center.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Philadelphia Schoolkids Share Their Knowledge at National History Day Event

Hundreds of children were showing their smarts and their creativity at a history competition being held, today and tomorrow, at the National Constitution Center.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/18/2015

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Philadelphians Celebrate All Things Irish on St. Patrick’s Day

From observances at memorials honoring Irish immigrants to a pint a local pub, thousands across the Delaware Valley were marking St. Patrick’s Day.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/17/2015

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Streets Department Kicks Off Cleaning Season At Annual Block Captain Rally

The Philadelphia Streets Department hosted it’s annual rally for hundreds of block captains through the city on Saturday at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

03/14/2015

(Students at Truebright Science Academy measure the diameter of a giant cookie.  Pi (3.14159...) is the mathematical ratio of a circle's diameter to its circumference.  Photo by John McDevitt)

In North Philadelphia, ‘Pi Day’ Celebrated With Schoolwork — and Real Pies

Saturday, March 14th (3/14), is International Pi (3.14…) Day, a day to celebrate all things mathematical.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/13/2015

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Veterinarians Gather For Penn Vet’s Annual Conference

Hundreds of veterinarians from across the country are attending a three-day, continuing education conference in center city, run by the University of Pennsylvania’s school of veterinary medicine.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/11/2015

Missing flyer for Cayman Naid (Credit: John McDevitt)

Police Continue Search For Missing Delaware County Teen

Cayman Naib was last seen inside his Newton Square home around 6:30 Wednesday night.

03/07/2015

(Members of the Irish American Business Chamber & Network await the arrival of Ireland's ambassador to the US at the Union League.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Ireland’s Ambassador to the U.S. Honors 2 Philadelphia TV Stations For St. Patrick’s Parade Broadcasts

The Philadelphia-based Irish American Business Chamber & Network held its annual ambassador awards, honoring businesses and individuals.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/05/2015

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