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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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‘City Year’ of Service Begins Anew For Hundreds in Philadelphia

City Year members in Philadelphia work directly with teachers to get students who are “off track” back on track and headed toward high school grauation.

09/19/2014

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New Addition To Terror Behind The Walls At Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary in Fairmount opens the gates to “Terror Behind The Walls” Friday night for the 24th year.

09/18/2014

(The Camden Sophisticated Sisters with Queen Latifah on her national talk showing, airing on CBS-3.  Photo provided)

Camden, NJ Group Gets Big Boost on National TV Show

What the Camden Sohisticated Sisters drill team didn’t know: there was a $10,000 donation provided by Queen Latifah. The segment airs today at 3pm on CBS-3.

09/17/2014

Philadelphia Police Department's Boat team (credit: John McDevitt)

Philly Police Department’s Boat Team Holds Dedication Ceremony For Its New Canoe

There was a traditional Hawaiian blessing for the team’s new OC6, an outrigger canoe which seats six paddlers. The crowd was invited to touch the vessel, and then there was a celebration with fire and hula dancers.

09/13/2014

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Pa. Health Department Ending Free Flu Shots For Schoolchildren

Letters are going out to parents from various school districts in the Commonwealth saying that, due to federal budget cuts, free influenza vaccines will no longer be available.

09/12/2014

(The Philadelphia Police and Fire Pipes and Drums band marches down Second Street, from the Firemen's Hall museum, past Elfreth's Alley, to the Betsy Ross House on Arch Street.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Philadelphia Officials Take Part in 13th Anniversary Remembrance of 9/11

The City of Philadelphia held a patriotic ceremony today in Old City today to remember the victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks thirteen years ago.

09/11/2014

(President Obama meets the with Congressional leaders on September 9, 2014 in the Oval Office.  Shown are Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and House speaker John Boehner, R-Oh.  Also in attendance were Senate majority leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and House minority leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Cal.  Photo by Jim Watson/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Does Obama Need Congress’ OK For Isis Action? It Depends, Says Temple U. Prof

Dr. Sean Yom, who teaches political science at Temple University, says whether or not President Obama needs Congressional approval depends on how he frames the military action.

09/10/2014

(One of two decorative gargoyles, accompanied by a "zombie" guard and prisoner, is about to be raised above the entrance to Eastern State Penitentiary.  Photo by John McDevitt)

With Installation of Gargoyles, Philly’s Historic Prison Dresses For Halloween

The haunted attraction known as “Terror Behind the Walls” opens September 19th.

09/09/2014

(Bicycles locked to a rack on the Temple University campus.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Bicycle Thefts Down 50% At Temple University, Bike Registration Program Continues

Temple’s Campus Safety Services says bicycle theft has gone down 50% from August of last year when the program was started.

09/09/2014

(Tajiri, with two of her four cubs born in June.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Four Philadelphia-Born Lion Cubs About To Make Their Public Debut

The cubs’ genders are not yet known.

09/05/2014

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Pa. Father And Son Charged With Illegally Importing And Selling Counterfeit Sports Jerseys

A Bensalem man is facing 175 years in prison and a fine of up to $15.5 million, after he and his son allegedly imported counterfeit sports jerseys from China and sold them in the United States.

09/04/2014

(North 17th Street, near Berks, is one of the blocks now regularly patrolled by Temple's campus security police.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Temple U. Extends Its Police Patrols For Several Blocks Around North Phila. Campus

Temple’s patrols have now been expanded from 16th Street to 18th Street on the west, to Ninth Street on the east, to Susquehanna Avenue on the north, and to Jefferson Street on the south.

09/03/2014

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Concerns Grow About How Some Colleges Report Crime Occurring In Nearby Neighborhoods

There has been criticism on the way some universities report crime occurring in nearby neighborhoods where many students live.

09/02/2014

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‘Pre-Pups’ Decide Who Gets The Pet In The Event Of A Divorce

They’re being called “pre-pups” – prenuptials to include your pet.

09/02/2014

Philadelphia Fire Department truck. (credit: CBS)

Philadelphia Fire Department Has New EMS Leader

Jeremiah Laster has been sworn in as Deputy Commissioner.

08/31/2014

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