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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Snow Squalls Make Their Way Through The Region

KYW’s John McDevitt spoke with folks running for cover Friday afternoon.

01/30/2015

(One connecting corridor below City Hall shows many signs of deterioration.  Photo by John McDevitt)

SEPTA Planning Short-Term Cleanup, Long-Term Repairs For City Hall Station

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.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/30/2015

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Local Doctor, Assistant Charged With Taking $$$ for Narcotics Prescriptions

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.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/29/2015

(File photo by Andrew Harrer-Pool/ Getty Images)

TRAFFIC ALERT: Pres. Obama, VP Biden Coming to Philadelphia This Week

The nation’s Democratic legislative leaders are in town this week, working on their policy agenda for the 114th Congress.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/28/2015

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Obama, Biden Expected In Philadelphia This Week For Dems Policy Retreat

The president and vice president are expected to be in Philadelphia this week for the house Democrats annual policy retreat.

01/28/2015

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Children Make Most Of Day Off After Snow Closes Schools

Whether it was indoors or outside, many children in the region were enjoying their day off from school due to the threat of snow.

01/27/2015

Forman Mills' owner Rick Forman, undercover as "Brad Bandini (left) and on the set of CBS3's "Talk Philly," describing his "Undercover Boss" experience.  Images from CBS3)

Head of Local Clothing Chain Becomes an ‘Undercover Boss’ for National TV Show

Rick Forman, CEO and founder of the Pennsauken, NJ-based Forman Mills, went under cover recently for the hit CBS Television series “Undercover Boss.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/22/2015

Supporters attend the celebration in West Kensington. (Credit: John McDevitt)

Supporters Of Woman Facing Deportation Celebrate A Win In West Kensington

A victory celebration was held Saturday at a West Kensington church where an undocumented immigrant called home for nearly 60 days.

01/17/2015

(The former Peco power plant on the Delaware River near Penn Treaty Park, in Fishtown.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Developer Plans to Turn Former Peco Power Plant Into Hotels Plus Event Spaces

Developer Bart Blatstein and caterer Joseph Volpe have signed a contract with Exelon Corporation to buy the old power plant at an undisclosed price.

01/16/2015

(The final structural components are lifted into place at 3737 Chestnut Street.  The adjacent Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral is just north, on 38th Street.  Photo by John McDevitt)

New West Phila. Apartment Building Gets ‘Topped Off'; August Completion Expected

The project, at 3737 Chestnut Street, will include a 25-story residential tower with 276 rental apartments and retail space on the ground floor.

01/14/2015

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Philadelphia Non-Profit Offers Way To Show Gratitiude To Police Year-Round

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.

01/10/2015

Patco's 15th Street station.  (File photo by Pat Loeb)

WiFi Could Soon Be Available On PATCO Trains

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

01/10/2015

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Police Shown Gratitude On National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Thanking police officers and wearing blue ribbons were among the things people were doing Friday for National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.

01/09/2015

Artist rendering of Mom's  Organic Market as part of the East Market project in Center City. (credit:  National Real Estate Advisors)

Center City’s East Market Project Lands First Tenant

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.

01/07/2015

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Philadelphia Ordinance Requires Dog Owners To Bring Their Pet Indoors In Event Of Extreme Cold

Code Blue emergency is declared by the city when the real-feel temperature is near or below 20 degrees Fahrenheit.

01/06/2015

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