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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

(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 1060–16 hours ago

(Former US rep. Joe Sestak holds a pair of boots aloft as he promises Pennsylvania voters he will 'walk in their shoes' as he announces his candidacy for the US Senate seat now held by Pat Toomey.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Joe Sestak Announces US Senate Run To Unseat Pat Toomey

Today, outside Independence Hall, Sestak held up a pair of military-issue boots as he said, “While I don’t know all Pennsylvanians, I intend to walk in their shoes.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/04/2015

(Some of the "Refunds for Research" grant recipients listen as  Pat Halpin-Murphy describes the program.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Cancer Groups Celebrate Pa. Program That Helps Taxpayers Donate To Research Programs

Today, a ceremony was held at Drexel University’s College of Medicine, where two breast cancer research programs are benefitting this year from the refund checkoff program.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/03/2015

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, at 34th and Spruce Streets, in West Philadelphia.  (credit: Pat Loeb)

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Hosts Ebola Education Workshop

CHOP is one of several pediatric hospitals in the United States designated to provide medical care to someone who possibly contracts the Ebola virus.

02/28/2015

File photo. A veterinarian checks a dog. (credit: AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE HUGUEN (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Dogs With Chronic Gastrointestinal Problems Needed For New Penn Vet Clinical Trial

Dogs with chronic symptoms such as diarrhea and/or vomiting may be eligible.

02/28/2015

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announces a plan to improve home and community-based care services for senior citizens. (credit: John McDevitt)

Wolf Announces Initiative To Improve Home Care For Seniors During Philly Visit

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf was in Philadelphia today announcing an initiative to give those in their golden years choices and have fair access to quality long term health care.

02/27/2015

Polar Bear "Klondike" at the Philadelphia Zoo. (Credit: John McDevitt)

Local Expert Spreads Important Message On International Polar Bear Day

This is a day to think about, of course, polar bears, but also how you can help save them.

02/26/2015

Pope Francis greets the faithful as he holds mass in St. Peter's Square. File photo. (Credit: Franco Origlia/ Getty Images)

Thinking Of Becoming A Temporary Landlord For The Pope’s Visit To Philly? Here Are Some Things You Should Know First

Many people are thinking of making some quick money during the Papal visit in September by renting their home or a room, and KYW’s John McDevitt spoke with a local expert on advice for temporary landlords.

02/25/2015

(Pope Francis greets Philadelphia archbishop Charles Chaput, right, during Chaput's visit to Rome in November 2014.  Photo provided by Archdiocese of Philadelphia)

Archdiocese Of Philadelphia Continues Push For Alternative Housing During Papal Visit

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia says there is an urgent need for the public’s help and it’s asking for Catholics and the generous to rent a room or property at a reasonable fee to visitors of the World Meeting of Families.

02/24/2015

Delaware Valley Man Is The New Face, And Body, For Armani Fragrance

Jason Morgan, who graduated from Cardinal O’Hara High School in 1998, says he got into modeling because he hated his job in the insurance industry.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/20/2015

FBI missing poster for Richard Petrone and Danielle Imbo. (credit: Matt Rivers)

Family Seeks Public’s Help To Help Solve Decade Old Cold Case In Philadelphia

It was 10 years ago today that a South Jersey couple went missing after visiting a Philadelphia bar. Now, the public’s help is being sought to help close this cold case.

02/19/2015

Photo from a discussion on a Rallying Demo Day at the Simeone Automotive Museum. (Photo by Andrew Taylor, used with permission from the Simeone Automotive Museum.  (http://www.simeonemuseum.org/))

Simeone Museum Photography Class Series Studies Classic Race Cars

The Simeone Museum’s 1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza will be the subject of the first session on Saturday, where world-famous photographer Michael Furman kicks off the Foundations of Photography Study Series.

02/18/2015

(Credit: Kayana Szymczak/Getty Images)

It’s Not Just You At Risk From Frostbite, Watch Out For Your Pets Too

Dr. Robert Lawrie with VCA Old Marple animal hospital in Springfield warns to limit dog walks in the extreme cold, and keep cats indoors — they can suffer thermal injuries.

02/17/2015

Jennifer Lorjuste and Edward Stewart are among six couples who got married on Valentine's Day at Reading Terminal Market. (credit: John McDevitt)

Six Couples Wed During Valentine’s Day Tradition At Reading Terminal Market

It was a day to say “I do” for six couples at the Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia where Valentine’s Day weddings have been a tradition for the past 14 years.

02/14/2015

File photo (credit: Paul Gluck)

Dozens Of Car Thefts Recently In This Cold Weather Have Philadelphia Police Issuing A Warning

Lt. John Stanford with the Philadelphia Police Department says it only takes a few seconds for a thief to jump in and steal your vehicle.

02/13/2015

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