John 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
A lot of Philadelphia’s summer programming gets underway this weekend.
A community school in the Strawberry Mansion section of the city wraps up a program for the school year, aimed at fighting food insecurity.
Thanks to $30,000 in grant money, Ridley Township has been able to reinstate its K-9 officer program for the first time in more than a decade.
Summer barbecues are occasions when friends and families get together. Sometimes not everyone knows what may not be good for your pets.
The 32nd annual Arts & Business Council awards were held to honor the region’s most innovative and philanthropic leaders.
More than 2 years of renovations and $90 million later Longwood Garden in Chester County re-opens it’s main fountain garden this weekend.
One expert explains what preventive measures you can take to protect your pet.
There was Plenty to see and eat at this year’s South 9th Street Italian Market Festival.
Penn Vet’s Working Dog Center has been producing an elite group of scent detection dogs that have gone onto all sorts of jobs
A traveling beer garden will be making its way to 20 different parks in Philadelphia over the coming months.
A popular dog park on the beach in Wildwood, New Jersey is relocating.
Women of the Revolutionary War era are being celebrated this Mother’s Day weekend at the Museum of the American Revolution in Old City.
If you think your child should be in the movies but don’t know where to begin? The Greater Philadelphia Film Office is hosting a free upcoming event that may clue you in.
About 40 children were participating in “hearts and crafts” class at the Drueding Center in Kensington.
A little girl diagnosed with cerebral palsy felt like a princess as she met, for the first time, the children from an Montgomery County school who made her dream come true.
An event to help Philadelphia take a step closer to becoming a no-kill animal shelter city takes place next week.
The metamorphosis of tadpoles is teaching kids life lessons at an elementary school in Glenn Mills.
The Pennsylvania SPCA is seeking the public’s help in naming their new baby donkey.
Mother’s Day is right around the corner and it’s a special time at the Philadelphia Zoo.
Forty thousand runners registered for Sunday’s 38th annual Broad Street Run, and many of this year’s participants picked up their race bibs Friday, at a health and fitness expo at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
The mother’s nursing suite is more of a booth.
Thanks to a $200,000 wall stabilization project, it’s now structurally safe to explore Cell Block 3, also known as the hospital block at Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site.
He portrayed Ben Franklin for decades in Philadelphia, and about 100 people attended a memorial service for Ralph Archibald who died in March at the age of 75.
Pennsylvania’s film production incentives are determined in budget negotiations that expected to get hot and heavy in June.
After nearly four decades, Film at the International House in University City is relaunching with a new name — The Lightbox Film Center.
Philadelphia has a vibrant and diverse theater community with more than a dozen productions taking to the stage this spring.
Philadelphia has recognized a growing immigrant community in the city from one of the smallest countries in Africa.
There’s a lot of attention on Philadelphia this week for the NFL Draft. Some Eagles players and an NFL hopeful took some time out to raise awareness for shelter dog adoptions.
Giant dragons, pandas and monkeys are just some of the colorful Chinese lanterns being assembled inside Franklin Square Park, for the annual Chinese Lantern Festival starting next month.
A nine-day festival where people of all ages are having fun with science is underway.