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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

The new baby lemurs at the Philadelphia Zoo.
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Baby Lemurs Debut At Philadelphia Zoo

Four black-and-white ruffed lemurs that were born two months ago at the Philadelphia Zoo explored their new enclosure with mom and dad near by.

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Bernie Sanders Makes Surprise Visit To Reading Terminal Market

Customers at the Reading Terminal Market in Center City were doing double takes when Bernie Sanders made his way through the market shaking hands and posing for pictures.


LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 22:  A general view of atmosphere at The Grove And TreePeople Earth Day Celebration With Holly Marie Combs on April 22, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for Caruso Affiliated)

Locals Celebrate Earth Day At National Constitution Center

Today is Earth Day and events are taking place around the globe including here in Philadelphia.


Tonnetta Graham paints a bench during the city's annual spring clean up. (credit: John McDevitt)

Philly Breaks Out Brooms, Paintbrushes For Annual Spring Clean Up

Thousands turned out for the 9th annual Philly Spring Clean Up on Saturday.


Ruby Beckett in her Mantua home. (Credit: John McDevitt)

Mantua Homeowners Get Helping Hand With House Repairs

Rebuilding Together Philadelphia provided the critical repairs.

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Hippos Unna and Cindy in their pool.  (credit: John McDevitt)

Animals At Philadelphia Zoo Bask In Spring Sunshine

The Philadelphia Zoo is always a popular place to go on a beautiful sunny day. Even the animals looked like they were enjoying the spring weather.


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Students Celebrate Japanese Culture At Annual Cherry Blossom Festival

At the 19th annual Cherry Blossom Festival on Wednesday, it was a lesson in Japanese culture for students at a Germantown school.


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Redevelopment At Philadelphia Navy Yard Called One Of “Most Successful” Projects In U.S.

An organization that researches land use and real estate development hails the redevelopment at the Philadelphia Navy Yard one of the most successful in the country.


D.A. Seth Williams puts on the gloves to promote 'Night at the Fights' in Philadelphia. (credit: John McDevitt)

Boxing Fundraiser At Liacouras Center Promises To Be Knock Out

“Night At The Fights” is being presented by the Joe Hand Boxing Gym to benefit the Urban League of Philadelphia and local partners for youth and education programs.


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Former President Bill Clinton In Philly Thursday To Help Hillary’s Campaign

Former President Bill Clinton will be in Philadelphia tomorrow campaigning for his wife.


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‘Always Sunny In Philadelphia’ Gets Record Renewal

It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia was picked up at the FXX channel for two more seasons.


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Officials Aim To Put Brakes On Distracted Driving In Pennsylvania

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month — and drawing attention to the dangerous behavior is apparently needed, especially in the Philadelphia region.


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Organization Representing Philly Taxi Drivers Dispels Rumors Of DNC Boycott

An organization representing more than 1,000 cabbies in Philadelphia is dispelling rumors that they’ll strike or boycott the Democratic National Convention.


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Birthday Party Held For Lions At Philadelphia Zoo

Well wishers sang happy birthday to African male lion 7-year-old Makini and lioness 6-year-old Tajiri.


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Penn State Brandywine Campus Begins Construction Of First Dorm

Penn State Brandywine kicked off construction of the campus’s first residence hall and a new student union building after a ground breaking ceremony.



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