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

(Motuba, a western lowlands gorilla, ignores a "welcome" cake made for him by zoo personnel from monkey chow and vegetables.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Birthday Celebration Also Raises Awareness At Philly Zoo

A birthday party at the Philadelphia Zoo was raising awareness for endangered species, and simple ways we can all help to save their lives.


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Cataract Surgery To Be Performed On “Santa” The Bobcat

A partially blind bobcat from the Philadelphia region may soon have the ability to see better.


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Bucks County Animal Hospital Named National Animal Trauma Center

There are less than 30 pet trauma centers in the United States. Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center (VSEC) in Levittown is now one of them.


JMA (now Commonwealth Heritage Group) archaeologists at work in Carter’s Alley on the MoAR site.  Summer 2014.
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Excavated Colonial Bowl Shows Early Technological Breakthrough

The Museum of the American Revolution in Old City is on-track for an April 19th opening. Artifacts unearthed during an archaeological excavation of the site a couple years ago continue to reveal amazing secrets.


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‘Philly Beer Week’ Is Now ‘Philly Loves Beer’

The nation’s first non-profit organization dedicated to promoting a region’s beer culture all year long is from Philadelphia, and is in its 10th year. And now, its changing its name.


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New Tools Give Philly Actors Competitive Edge In Finding Work

A new self-recording studio that will allow Philadelphia actors to audition for work out-of-town launches next week.


General Mercer's Sword.
(credit: John McDevitt)

American Revolution Museum Receives New Artifact

The future home of the Museum of American Revolution in Old City Philadelphia is taking shape.


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Story Of Faith, Liberty And Justice In America To Be Told In New Attraction On Independence Mall

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A new $60-million attraction exploring the relationship between faith and liberty in America is planned on Independence Mall. With a rare bible printed in English from 1782 on display in a case […]


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Local Bumblebee Is On Its Way To Becoming Extinct

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service put the Rusty Patched Bumblebee on the list.



2 Local Dogs Compete In This Year’s Puppy Bowl

Team “Ruff” will take on team “Tuff” for Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl XIII, which airs on Sunday, February 5.


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Philly Celebrates Life Of David Bowie With 9 Days Of Events

One year after David Bowie’s death, his fans in Philadelphia are celebrating the entertainer’s life with more than a week of events.



Children At Northeast Synagogue Bake Christmas Treats For Hospital Workers

1000 cookies will be made by volunteers…


Congressman Donald Norcross announces the $30-million grant to CFS in Camden. (credit: John McDevitt)

Camden Nonprofit Receives $30M Federal Education Grant

The U.S. Department of Education awarded the grant to the Center for Family Services or CFS in Camden and its partners. The grant is one of six nationwide.


Photo credit: KYW's John McDevitt

Opera Philadelphia Education Program Addresses Growing Gap In Urban Arts Education

For the past couple of months, Opera Philadelphia has been engaging about 100 students at William Cramp Elementary School, in the creation of opera.


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The Federal Bureau of Investigation is warning the public about a scam in the region, where the caller poses as a member of the FBI demanding payment for something they say you owe.



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