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

The plaques for the inductees to the Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame. (Credit: John McDevitt)

Philadelphia Music Alliance Announces New Inductees For Walk Of Fame

There will be seven new plaques embedded in the sidewalk along the Avenue of the Arts this Fall honoring Philadelphia music stars.

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(A visitor takes a peek into the nosewheel well of "Fifi." on the ramp at Northeast Philadelphia Airport.  Photo by John McDevitt)

WWII Airplanes Land in Philadelphia For Five-Day Visit From The Past

Rare, World War II-era planes are on display now through Sunday at Northeast Philadelphia Aiport.

05/27/2015

(Mrs. Cecilia Paul is flanked by DHS commissioner  Vanessa Garrett Harley and longtime Family Court administrative judge Kevin Dougherty at today's awards ceremony.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Philadelphia Agency Honors Its ‘Foster Parents of the Year’

Among the award winners was a woman who has fostered 126 children in her home over 43 years, and adopted five of them.

05/26/2015

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Chester County Service Dog Group Holding Picnic To Celebrate 25 Years

A Chester County service dog group is holding a picnic later this month to celebrate its 25th Anniversary.

05/24/2015

Photo Credit: KYW's John McDevitt

Battleship New Jersey Celebrates 72nd Anniversary Of Commissioning

The Commissioning ceremony featured speakers including a purple heart recipient and a casting of a memorial wreath into the Delaware River, remembering crew members who have passed.

05/23/2015

(A Pennsylvania Game Commission officer uses a broom to fend off the agitated falcon mother during banding of the chicks.  Photo by John McDevitt)

For Bird Banders Atop Philadelphia City Hall, Swooping Talons Are Just Part of the Job

Four baby falcons being raised in a nest on the tower of City Hall were banded today by the state wildlife officers.

05/22/2015

Philadelphia's Korean War Memorial (Credit: John McDevitt)

Soldier From Philadelphia Killed In Korean War Whose Remains Were Recently ID’d To Be Honored

U.S. Army Corporal Robert Higgins of Philadelphia will be among those honored at the Society Hill Memorial on Monday.

05/22/2015

("Nero" gets an eye exam from Dr. Gus Aguirre at Penn Vet.   Photo by John McDevitt)

At Penn Vet This Month, Free Eye Exams For Service Dogs

“We want to check the puppies before a huge effort is spent in training,” explains Dr. Gus Aguirre.

05/20/2015

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Fundraising Effort Revving Up To Replace Aging Philadelphia Highway Patrol Motorcycles

The Adopt a Police Motorcycle fundraiser is off to a good start. The nonprofit PPF has raised enough money to purchase two Harley Davidson’s. Twelve more are needed to be replaced aging Philadelphia Highway Patrol motorcycles.

05/19/2015

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Local Exhibit Examines The Science Of Gross Things

The science of gross things is explored at a new exhibit opening today at a Philadelphia museum.

05/16/2015

(REALLY?!?  A food cart patron, center, appears shocked as a stranger offers to pay for her lunch, no strings attached.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Local Restaurant Spreads Joy With Random Kindnesses in Center City

Some people in center city Philadelphia were surprised this afternoon when they were told lunch was free.

05/15/2015

(Zoo visitors watch a gorilla transiting the "Gorilla Treeway."  Photo provided by Phila. Zoo)

Philadelphia Zoo Adds Gorilla Passageway To Its Overhead Animal Network

The latest, “Gorilla Treeway,” is an elevated, 300-foot outdoor passageway where the great apes can hang out and play.

05/14/2015

(A Septa Regional Rail train.  File photo by John Ostapkovich)

SEPTA Puts Alternate Service Plan Into Place For Trenton Regional Rail Customers

KYW’s John McDevitt reports alternate service plans have been put into place for more than 12,000 weekly riders.

05/13/2015

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Drexel U. Expert: Track Condition Likely Not a Factor in Deadly Crash

“The energy intensity of this — I mean, trains jackknifed — something incredible, almost like a big bang, occurred there,” notes Dr. Joseph Martin, a professor of civil engineering at Drexel University.

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Local Bank Dealing With Flurry of ATM Frauds

A spokesman for Beneficial Bank notes that customers will not be responsible funds missing from their accounts.

05/12/2015

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