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

"Cool Guard" is keeping the dogs safe. (Credit: John McDevitt)

Equipment Helps Philadelphia Police Dogs Beat The Heat

Dogs on the Philadelphia police force have some added protection.

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Final touches are being put on 57 fiberglass Donkeys ahead of the DNC. (Credit: John McDevitt)

Artists Rolling Out DNC Donkeys To Build Excitement

Thirty local artists are putting the final brush strokes on 57 fiberglass donkeys.


File photo of hotel room

Advice For Booking A Hotel For The DNC: Good Luck

Each Center City hotel reserved 85 percent of their rooms to the DNC and it’s delegates. With the remainder of the rooms during convention open to the public.


The Museum of the American Revolution in Old City . (Credit: John McDevitt)

Philly’s Museum Of The American Revolution Taking Shape, Sets Open Date

The museum at 3rd and Chestnut Streets is 118, 000 total square feet.


(Credit: John McDevitt)

Philadelphia Zoo Opens New 360 Meerkat Maze Exhibit

The latest phase of a network of see through mesh trails that allows Philadelphia zoo animals to roam around visitors has been completed.

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Mayor Jim Kenney announces this year's Marian Anderson award honorees.
(credit: John McDevitt)

Marian Anderson Award Honorees Announced

Philadelphia’s Marian Anderson award is named in memory of the legendary singer and distinguished Philadelphian.


Young organ players spent the day at the Kimmel Center. Photo credit: KYW's John McDevitt

Kimmel Center Hosted Annual Organ Day; Promoting Free Music For All Ages

Children were invited up on stage to get close to the largest mechanical-action concert hall organ in the united state and were even invited to play it.


Rob McNeill is managing partner of Deloitte Philadelphia. Photo credit: KYW's John McDevitt

Volunteers Clear Shelves And Refurbish Martin Luther King High School Library

Martin Luther King High School’s library was unattended, underfunded and neglected.


Equine Assisted Therapy  (Credit: John McDevitt)

Equine Assisted Therapy Helping Patients Clear The Hurdle

The program incorporates horses for emotional growth and learning.


(credit: John McDevitt)

All Of Philly PD’s K-9 Officers Outfitted With Custom Ballistic Vests

It was made possible because of a $22,000 donation.


The new radio (left) and old radio (right) side-by-side.
(credit: John McDevitt)

Al Capone Cell Accuracy Challenged By Teenager

The historical accuracy of a lavishly decorated cell at Eastern State Penitentiary in Fairmount is challenged by a teenager on a field trip.


MIAMI, FL - NOVEMBER 27:  Hundreds of guests shopped for Black Friday doorbuster deals at Target at the Black Friday At Target Dadeland South In Miami  at Target Dadeland South on November 27, 2014 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for Target)

Target Prepares For Grand Opening In Center City Next Month

A scaled down Target store known as a flexible format store opens along Chestnut Street near 11th Street on July 20th.


A local Philadelphia gym remembers Muhammad Ali. Photo credit: KYW's John McDevitt

A Northern Liberties Boxing Gym Remembers Muhammad Ali

There was a moment of of silence and then a ten bell salute to remember Muhammad Ali at the Joe Hand boxing gym in along North 3rd Street.


The Hammer is Passed! Photo credit: KYW's John McDevitt

Hammer Of Glory Is Passed Through City Before Opening Tap For Philly Beer Week

There is an oath administered at each leg of the relay as one group hands off the Hammer of Glory or hog to the other.


Design plans are expected to be completed by the end of the summer with construction starting by the end of the year.(Photo Credit: KYW's John McDevitt)

New Old City Apartments Plan To Resemble Iconic Philadelphia Industrial Building

The National Products building had a unique look, orange tiles and steel signage ‘China, Glass, Silver, Food Service Equipment since 1928.’



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