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
There will be seven new plaques embedded in the sidewalk along the Avenue of the Arts this Fall honoring Philadelphia music stars.
Rare, World War II-era planes are on display now through Sunday at Northeast Philadelphia Aiport.
Among the award winners was a woman who has fostered 126 children in her home over 43 years, and adopted five of them.
A Chester County service dog group is holding a picnic later this month to celebrate its 25th Anniversary.
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.
Four baby falcons being raised in a nest on the tower of City Hall were banded today by the state wildlife officers.
U.S. Army Corporal Robert Higgins of Philadelphia will be among those honored at the Society Hill Memorial on Monday.
“We want to check the puppies before a huge effort is spent in training,” explains Dr. Gus Aguirre.
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.
The science of gross things is explored at a new exhibit opening today at a Philadelphia museum.
Some people in center city Philadelphia were surprised this afternoon when they were told lunch was free.
The latest, “Gorilla Treeway,” is an elevated, 300-foot outdoor passageway where the great apes can hang out and play.
KYW’s John McDevitt reports alternate service plans have been put into place for more than 12,000 weekly riders.
“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.
A spokesman for Beneficial Bank notes that customers will not be responsible funds missing from their accounts.