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.
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KYW’s John McDevitt spoke with folks running for cover Friday afternoon.
Those dark, dingy, decaying underground corridors — used by thousands of commuters daily to access the Market-Frankford El, the Broad Street Subway, and underground trolley platforms — have seen better days.
William O’Brien III, 49, a doctor of osteopathic medicine and his receptionist, 29-year-old Angela Rongione, have been charged with illegally distributing Oxycodone and Xanax.
The nation’s Democratic legislative leaders are in town this week, working on their policy agenda for the 114th Congress.
The president and vice president are expected to be in Philadelphia this week for the house Democrats annual policy retreat.
Whether it was indoors or outside, many children in the region were enjoying their day off from school due to the threat of snow.
Rick Forman, CEO and founder of the Pennsauken, NJ-based Forman Mills, went under cover recently for the hit CBS Television series “Undercover Boss.”
A victory celebration was held Saturday at a West Kensington church where an undocumented immigrant called home for nearly 60 days.
Developer Bart Blatstein and caterer Joseph Volpe have signed a contract with Exelon Corporation to buy the old power plant at an undisclosed price.
The project, at 3737 Chestnut Street, will include a 25-story residential tower with 276 rental apartments and retail space on the ground floor.
The Philadelphia Police Foundation has been supporting programs and equipment needs of the Philadelphia Police Department, like raising money for ballistic vests and lights for police bicycles, funds that are not covered by the city budget.
An agreement has been reached with the DRPA and Comcast to provide free WiFi service to customers on PATCO trains. If approved by the DRPA board, the service should be available by summer
Thanking police officers and wearing blue ribbons were among the things people were doing Friday for National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.
Maryland-based Mom’s Organic Market will occupy retail space on street level of the mix-use East Market project near 11th and Market Streets.
Code Blue emergency is declared by the city when the real-feel temperature is near or below 20 degrees Fahrenheit.