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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

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Philly College Students Take Part In Gingerbread House Competition

Some interior design students at Moore College of Art & Design broke up into three groups in a gingerbread-style competition.


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Foundry That Cast Liberty Bell To Close In May

The London England bell foundry that made bells around world, including the Liberty Bell, since the 1500s is closing its doors for good in May.


Artifacts recovered from the site of the new museum. (credit: John McDevitt)

Artifacts Found In Museum Site Tell Stories Of Early Philadelphia

An illegal tavern run out of a family home is one of those stories.


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Medics Impromptu Plan Helps Locate Man In Need Of Medical Help In Delaware County

Officials say a man suffering from dementia fell in his Chester City home Friday and called 9-1-1 for help, but was unable to tell the dispatcher where he was.


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Santa Brings Elves, Gifts, Scuba Gear To Adventure Aquarium

Jolly Old St. Nick paid a visit to Adventure Aquarium in Camden on Friday, arriving via jet ski.


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Special BEARthday Celebration At Philadelphia Zoo

Visitors and staff sang happy birthday to Kayla — the four-year-old Sloth bear.


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PSPCA Adoption Event Seeks ‘Purrfect’ Homes For 30 Kittens

It’s called “Whisker Wonderland.” A pet adoption event placing kittens in good homes.


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Toy Drive Benefits Kids With Parents In Prison

A toy and book drive is being held to bring joy and connection to families separated by incarceration.


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New ‘Jurassic World’ Exhibit Features Life-Like Animations At Franklin Institute

The Jurassic World exhibition is underway at the Franklin Institute through April 23rd.


NEW ORLEANS - MAY 30: Homeless kittens look up from the cage at Animal Rescue New Orleans headquarters May 30, 2007 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The grass-roots group shelters animals that were left behind following Hurricane Katrina or have been separated from their owners. According to the LA/SPCA about 104,000 pets were left behind after the storm and 88,700 pets are still unaccounted for.

A Giving Tuesday Donation That Helps Local Homeless Pets

An anonymous donor will match donations up to $10,000 for the Stella Fund on Giving Tuesday.


Fidel Castro observes the May Day parade at the Revolution Square in Havana, Cuba May 1, 1998.  (Photo by Sven Creutzmann/Mambo Photography/Getty Images)

Former Cuban Refugee From South Jersey Reacts To Death Of Fidel Castro

Reaction to the death of former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro is diverse. World leaders are offering official messages of sympathy, but that sentiment is not shared among many people who used to call the island nation home.


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Old City Bar Recognizes Fidel Castro’s Death With Free Happy Hour Cocktail

While the nation of Cuba is mourning the death of its former leader, Fidel Castro, parts of the United States are celebrating his passing, including right here in Philadelphia.


A parking kiosk in Center City. (Credit: John McDevitt)

PPA Continues Special Holiday Perks For Drivers

Good news: free holiday parking throughout the city at meters on Saturdays after 11 a.m. will return.



Volunteers Prepare Meals To Philadelphians Battling Life Threatening Illnesses

Organizers said the tremendous support enabled the organization to reach 750 homes this year that’s 200 more than last year, making it the biggest Thanksgiving day effort in MANNA’s 19 year history.


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Hi-Tech Holiday Tradition Returns To Comcast Center

Families are expected to gather in Center City starting on Thanksgiving Day for the Comcast Holiday Spectacular, now in its 9th season.



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