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

Philadelphia Marathon Weekend Causing Major Headache For Motorists

It’s Race Weekend in Philadelphia. Saturday’s half-marathon and 8K caused major delays for many motorists in and around Center City.

11/18/2017

Health And Fitness Expo Running Alongside Philly Marathon

It’s Philadelphia Marathon Weekend, and to coincide with the event, a two day (Friday and Saturday) Health & Fitness Expo is going on at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

11/17/2017

Museum Tells Stories Of Philadelphia’s Stoops

A Philadelphia museum that tells the stories of the city’s neighborhoods is taking steps, literally, to create a new exhibit.

11/16/2017

Cheers! Yards Brewing Company Set To Open New Home

Yards Brewery and Taproom at 5th and Spring Garden Streets is 70,000 square feet, it has a huge bar made out of old bowling alley wood, and there are 20 taps.

11/15/2017

Pet Owners Could Face Hefty Fines If Dogs Are Left Out In Cold

When a Code Blue is issued by the city, pet owners can’t leave your dog outside without shelter or they can be fined up to $500.

11/11/2017

Better Business Bureau Warns Of Military Family Phone Scam

The scheme is a twist on an emergency scam sometimes called the “grandparents scam.”

11/10/2017

Museum Of The American Revolution Celebrates Veterans

Active military personnel and veterans with ID will be able to get in to the Museum of the American Revolution for free through Sunday.

11/10/2017

11-Year-Old Becomes Youngest Mummers Captain Ever

He is the youngest captain of a mummer’s string band club ever. An 11-year-old boy takes over the role after his father suddenly died in his sleep.

11/09/2017

Comedian Pens Book About ‘The Five People You Meet In Wawa’

A Chaddsford man is out with humorous book about the loyal customers of a popular convenience store chain.

11/09/2017

Germantown Wins Grant To Preserve Historic Buildings

Germantown has won first place in a national competition for historic preservation funds.

11/04/2017

Society Hill Church Uses Colorful Ribbon Campaign To Spark Conversation

There are more than a thousand colorful ribbons tied on an iron fence of Saint Peter’s Episcopal church.

KYW Newsradio 1060–11/04/2017

Competitive Eater Partners With Conshohocken Company For Charitable Treat

Competitive eater “El Wingador” has partnered with a local company to create a waffle with a portion of proceeds going to help the people of Puerto Rico affected by hurricane Maria.

11/03/2017

Philadelphia Celebrates Adoptive Families

The City of Philadelphia hosted a circus-themed party on Thursday to celebrate adoptive families in honor of National Adoption Month.

11/03/2017

Pet Store Damaged In Fire Donates Supplies To Local Shelters

It’s in honor of two rescue dogs that lost their lives in the blaze.

11/02/2017

Camden County Animal Shelter To Get Million Dollar Upgrade, Expansion

The Camden County Freeholder Board says it wants to make sure residents as well as animals have the best services available to them.

11/01/2017

Philly Continues Pursuit Of Amazon HQ Bid With Seattle-Based Ad Campaign

Visit Philadelphia says it’s all ready seeing positive feedback through social media.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/31/2017

Halloween Scare With Important Message To Impart On Display At Philadelphia Zoo

In the zoo’s Extinction Graveyard there are ornate tombstones for animals who no longer walk the earth from long ago to modern-day.

10/28/2017

DEA Holding 14th ‘National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day’

There will be drop off points throughout the region between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

10/27/2017

Philadelphia Zoo Welcomes Red Panda Cubs

Two new furry additions to the Philadelphia Zoo make their public debut.

10/26/2017

Donations Come From Loss Of Rescue Dogs In South Street Fire

Two rescue dogs looking for forever homes were killed in a two-alarm fire at 2nd and South streets early Wednesday morning.

10/26/2017

Rare Sword Donated To Museum Of The American Revolution

The Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia’s historic district is given a rare artifact that belonged to two revolutionary war officers. 

10/25/2017

Going Batty: Learning More About Bat Conservation At Philadelphia Zoo

There are more than 1,000 different species in the world with 40 species of bats found in the United States.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/24/2017

Unique Center City Partnership Shakes Up Some Special Drinks

Hop Sing Laundromat’s owner is know by most simply as Lê sat down to talk about his latest undertaking with another center city business.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/22/2017

Southeastern Pa. Equine Industry Has A $670 Million Economic Impact, Says Study

A new study is out showing there is a lot of horsing around in the region. 

10/20/2017

Philadelphia Public School Retired Employees Association Celebrates 70 Years Of Service

PPSREA members enjoyed a sit down lunch, music, and award ceremony given to outstanding individuals.

10/19/2017

Flower Power: Mural Arts Project Aims To Highlight Immigration, Detention Issues

A big bunch of flowers made out of coffee filters are needed to create a 40-foot long art installation called Flores de Libertad (Flowers of Freedom).

10/18/2017

Scrabble Is More Than A Game To Hundreds Of Philly School Students

More than 1,300 students in the Philadelphia School District are involved in after school Scrabble clubs where they work on strategies to make the most of the tiles they get.

10/17/2017

PAWS Holds ‘Mutt Strut’ Fundraiser To Help Save Lives Of Homeless Pets

Thousands of dogs participated in PAWS’ 11th annual Mutt Strut on Saturday at the Navy Yard.

10/14/2017

Philly Hosting Fundraiser For Virgin Islands Hurricane Relief

It has been a destructive hurricane season with Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and help is still needed in some of the devastated areas like in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

10/13/2017

Oldest Operated Tavern In Philly May Be Haunted

Superstition meets the supernatural. On this Friday the 13th the oldest continuously operated tavern in Philadelphia maybe serving up spirits in more ways than one. 

10/13/2017

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