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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

67-year-old Vietnam veteran Bert Slimmer (credit: John McDevitt)

Volunteers Provide Disabled Military Veteran Better Access To Northeast Philadelphia Home

More than a dozen volunteers spent their Saturday installing a back deck complete with a ramp so that 67-year-old Bert Slimmer, a Vietnam veteran who recently had his leg amputated, can safety get in and out of his home.


Members of the "November Project" get their shirts ready ahead of the Philadelphia Marathon. (Credit: John McDevitt)

Final Preps For Philadelphia Marathon Include Spray Painting Shirts

“Every city has its own tag, so in Philly here we have the Liberty Bell,” says Susanne Allaire, one of the leaders of the “November Project.”


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Salvation Army Of Southwest New Jersey Kicks Off This Year’s Red Kettle Campaign

The Salvation Army of southwest New Jersey kicked off its red kettle campaign for this year’s holiday season in Haddonfield Thursday morning.


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Philadelphia Zoo Asks For Public’s Help Naming Two Baby Red Pandas

Visitors can now get a look at the two red panda cubs born over the summer at the Philadelphia Zoo and can help name them.


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Philadelphia Casino Gives $1 Million For Local Neighborhoods

The SugarHouse Casino wrote a $1 million check Tuesday to benefit members of the neighborhoods near the casino.


Ed Bradley Way. (Credit: John McDevitt)

Stretch Of City Avenue Named To Honor Legendary Philly Newsman

Ed Bradley was born in Philadelphia in 1941.


Therapy dog Vivian. (credit: John McDevitt/KYW)

Local Therapy Dog Returns As Ambassador To National Dog Show

An area therapy dog returns as one of the Ambassadors to the Kennel Club of Philadelphia’s National Dog Show going on this weekend in Oaks, Montgomery County.


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New Sanitation Convenience Center Opens In Philadelphia

There are five other centers throughout the city.


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Ice Rink At Dilworth Park Reopens For Second Season Friday

The Rothman Ice Rink at Dilworth Park reopens for a second season at noon Friday.


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Beautification Projects Taking Root In Old City

It looks like one giant lot, but its actually two — 240 Market Street and on the back side 245 Elbow Lane.


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South Jersey Native Pens Book Offering Advice In Six Words

“Some of this advice is really about interpreting it as you would like to,” Smith says.


Bryan Carter, President and CEO. (credit: John McDevitt/KYW)

Symposium Aims To Help Students Understand What They See, Read And Hear In News Media

The symposium this year centered around helping students understand what they see, read and hear in the news.


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Dogs Set To Compete In National Dog Show Visit Ronald McDonald House

The National Dog Show hosted by the Kennel Club of Philadelphia will take place later this month with seven new American Kennel Club sanction breeds competing.


(KYW's John McDevitt)

PA. Democrats Rally For Candidates Running For State Supreme Court

With the Media Court House as a backdrop, Senator Bob Casey urged the crowd to vote for the three Democratic candidates running for a seat on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.


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Will Americans Looking To Adopt Be Affected By China Lifting One Child Law?

Samual Fang, the president, says Americans can only adopt Chinese babies with special needs and the process takes years.



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