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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

Eric Shannon of Big Barker donates orthopedic dog beds to Philadelphia K-9 unit. (credit: John McDevitt)

King Of Prussia Business Donates Beds To Philly K-9 Unit

A King of Prussia business gives a gift to the Philadelphia Police Department’s K-9 unit that could help them rest easier.

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Craft Beer Fundraiser On Tap In Honor Of Murdered Mount Airy Man

A fundraiser is on tap for a memorial fund furthering the legacy of a Mount Airy man who was killed in a domestic violence dispute a couple of months ago.



Mummers Enjoy A Sunny Strut Through Manayunk

They were strutting…


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‘We’re Always Thinking About Them’: Memorial In Center City Honors Fallen Firefighters

The mass at St. John the Evangelist Church was held to honor the firemen and women men who died in the line of duty and the firefighters who continue to serve the community.


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Philly Film Office Holding Screenplay Competition

Full length screen plays or original TV pilots to be shot in Philadelphia can be submitted by anyone from around the world.


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Ukee Washington Honored As ‘Living Legend’ By City Council

CBS 3’s own Ukee Washington is being honored as a “Living Legend” at Philadelphia’s City’s Council meeting this morning.


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Philly Businesses To Close For ‘Day Without Immigrants’ Protest

A grass-roots effort showing what every day life would be like without immigrants is taking place Thursday across the country, including in the Philadelphia area.


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Behind The Scenes Look At Museum Of The American Revolution

The Museum of the American Revolution in Old City is on schedule and will open to the public in the spring.


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Students Receive Free Capoeira Lessons At Kimmel Center

Free lessons were being offered at the Kimmel Center to introduce the public to cultural dance, that can also be used in self-defense.


Best in Show – Second Place – Taylor Radcliffe, Council Rock South (Teacher: Martha Taylor)

Regional Art Show Captures Talent At 30 Public High Schools

The exhibition runs Feb. 5 through , March 2 at Arcadia University Commons Art Gallery Area located 450 S. Easton Road in Glenside.


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Clowns Entertain South Philly Students Ahead Of Circus

There was a lot of clowning around at a South Philadelphia Charter school Thursday in anticipation of the Greatest Show on Earth.


Actor Kevin Hart waves as he exits is trailer during a break from filming 'The Untouchables' in Philadelphia. (credit: John McDevitt)

‘Filming In Philly Is Amazing’: Kevin Hart Doing His Part To Show Off His Hometown

Filming has begun in Philadelphia for The Untouchables. Philly native Kevin Hart is one of the stars.


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‘We Have To Sue Them’: Arab-American Community Leaders Stand Up Against Trump’s Immigration Order

Community leaders are meeting and pro-bono lawyers are being lined up as the impact of the executive order continues to unravel.



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