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

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New Reality Series About Philly Vet Students Set To Debut

The show is called “Life at Vet U.”


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Want to cash in on your collectables? A vintage toy buyer is offering sellers cash on the spot.


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Local High School Students Prepare To Get In The Booth

At Benjamin Franklin High School in the Spring Garden section of Philadelphia a voting booth was set up, where students could cast a mock vote for the presidential election.


First floor of O'Neal's Irish Pub & Restaurant. (Credit: John McDevitt)

Eagles, Steelers Fans Converging At Queen Village Bar

O’Neal’s Irish Pub & Restaurant on 3rd Near South Street has been hosting Pittsburgh fans for years.


Liberty Bellows in Queen Village (Credit: John McDevitt)

Accordion Making Comeback In Queen Village

Business has been booming at one shop in Queen Village.


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New Book Highlights 700 Wonders Of The World, Including Some In Philly

The authors of the book will be in Philadelphia on September 27th for a talk, book signing and reception at the Mutter museum.


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

All CHOP Employees Must Get Flu Shot This Fall

Children Hospital of Philadelphia is employing several strategies to reduce the spread of infection during the upcoming cold and flu season.


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Newtown Square Pet Insurance Company Launching New Plan

A locally headquartered pet insurance company is launching a new plan on Monday that it hopes will revolutionize the industry.


Parking kiosk in Philadelphia. (Credit: John McDevitt)

2 Free Philadelphia Parking Perks Ending Soon

Two free parking promotions that have been offered for several years are coming to an end.


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Elmwood Park Zoo Is Granted Accreditation For Leadership In Wild Life Conservation

Every five years the Association of Zoos & Aquariums requires its members to through a rigorous application process to stay accredited.


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Ribbon Cut On New Cafeteria At Covenant House

The Covenant House in Germantown has a new cafeteria thanks to a family owned and operated supermarket chain.


Terror Behind The Walls cast members.
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Terror Behind The Walls Returns At Eastern State Penitentiary

It’s the largest haunted house in the country: “Terror Behind The Walls” at Eastern State Penitentiary in Fairmount. It opens this Friday!


Press conference on Unity Cup soccer tournament. (Credit: John McDevitt)

Inaugural Soccer Tournament In Philadelphia Set To Kick Off

Competition begins this weekend in Philadelphia’s Unity Cup soccer tournament.



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