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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 Chinese New Year was celebrated at Reading Terminal Market Saturday. (Credit: John McDevitt)

Chinese New Year Celebration Takes Over Reading Terminal Market

The Chinese New Year isn’t until Monday, but a big celebration for the Year of the Monkey took place indoors Saturday.


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What Wines Go Best With Super Bowl Party Food?

What kind of wine would go well with buffalo wings?


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Montgomery County Nonprofit Training Service Dogs To Help Disabled Children

Placement of the first canine graduates will take place over the summer.


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New Animal Planet Series Following Penn Vet Students Starts Filming Soon

The docu-series following fourth year students at University Of Pennsylvania’s Veterinary School will begin filming later this month.


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German Man Hitchhikes Across U.S. Relying Soley On Strangers

Using no money and depending on the kindness of strangers, a German man is one day away from hitchhiking across the United States in 32 days.


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Police: Boy Arrested, Facing Charges In Gunshot Fired Inside Ben Franklin High School

Philadelphia police have arrested a boy in connection with an incident at Ben Franklin High School in which a gun was fired inside a stairwell during school hours.


Karen Verderame, invertebrate specialist with the Academy of Natural Sciences. (credit: John McDevitt/KYW)

New Tarantula Exhibit Opens This Week In Philadelphia

The show opens Saturday and runs through May.


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Philadelphia Chosen To Host Major Medical Convention

The National Medical Association has chosen Philadelphia for its convention and scientific assembly next year.


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City Officials Encourage Residents To Stay Home During Winter Storm

Also, a snow emergency has been declared in Philadelphia . That means, you can’t park on snow emergency routes. Already, hundreds of vehicles have already been towed. If you’re looking for yours, call (215) 686 SNOW .


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Potentially Massive Snowstorm Brings About A Unique Food Opportunity

It’s a staple of Philadelphia snow preparation: News stories about people rushing to the supermarket to buy milk, bread and eggs.


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Ways To Keep Pets Safe In Snow, Cold

The same dangers we face with extreme cold and snow, our four-legged friends face too…and then some.


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Discussions At Eastern State On Relevance Of MLK’s Famous Letter

Eastern State Penitentiary in Fairmount is celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his 1963 “Letter from Birmingham Jail.”


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Exhibit Featuring Photography Taken Through Microscopes On Display At Wistar Institute In University City

A public exhibit featuring photography taken through microscopes will be on display at the Wistar Institute in University City on Tuesday.


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Benjamin Franklin’s 310th Birthday Honored In Philadelphia

An annual celebration honoring Benjamin Franklin took place Friday in Old City. Dr. Franklin would have been 310 years old on Sunday.



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