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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

Photo of the Physics at the Art Museum iPad app. (Provided by Drexel University.)

Drexel Professor Develops Physics Teaching App For Art Museum

You can learn about physics while on a trip to the Philadelphia Museum of Art thanks to a free new app developed by a Drexel University professor.

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Broadcast Pioneers Of Philadelphia Continues To Work On Its Digital Archival Project

If you’re doing some spring cleaning and come across some old local television or radio broadcast tapes or other mediums, a local organization wants to hear from you.

04/13/2014

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Cherry Hill Continues Tradition Of Cherry Tree Plantings

1,472 cherry trees line a two-mile stretch along Chapel Avenue between Haddonfield Road and Kings Highway. That includes five new ones planted Saturday morning.

04/12/2014

Prison Warden Herbert Smith (R) with an inmate from 1939. (credit: Eastern State Penitentiary)

New Exhibit At Eastern State Penitentiary Displays Historic Treasures Public Rarely Sees

“Sin and Salvation” — that’s the name of an eleven day pop-up museum that opened Saturday inside the walls of Eastern State Penitentiary in Fairmount.

04/12/2014

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Former President Clinton In Town For Campaign Fundraiser

Former president Bill Clinton was the keynote speaker at a campaign fundraiser Thursday for Marjorie Margolies.

04/10/2014

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Penn Vet’s Large Animal Hospital Names Its “Foal Cam” Colt

The public has voted and now a special colt born at Penn Vet’s large animal hospital in Kennett Square has a name.

04/08/2014

An observer watches as a smoke flare is deployed to mark an unidentified object spotted from a RNZAF P3 Orion during search operations for wreckage and debris of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in Southern Indian Ocean on April 4, 2014, near Australia. (Photo by Nick Perry - Pool/Getty Images)

Local Expert Discusses Limitations In Deep Water Search For Missing Plane

KYW’s John McDevitt spoke with a local expert on submarines and their limitations in the search for a black box.

04/08/2014

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Thousands Of Volunteers Take Part In Philly Spring Clean Up Day

Thousands of Volunteers were sprucing up neighborhoods all over the city of Philadelphia on Saturday as part of the 7th annual Philly Spring Cleanup.

04/05/2014

(Mayor Nutter welcomes Millenials who took part in a competition to revamp city policies to attract more of that demographic group.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Winners of Competition to Make Philadelphia More Millennial-Friendly Announced

Mayor Michael Nutter was on hand to congratulate more than a dozen participants of the city’s first public policy case study competition.

04/04/2014

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Police in NE Philly Warn Elderly Drivers About Fake Auto Repair Scammers

According to investigators, a man approached the 94-year-old driver and told him his car had a wobbly wheel and he could fix it. The motorist gave the suspect $940. The suspect fled with the money.

04/03/2014

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Rocky Statue Gets a Floral Wreath For Parkinson Awareness

The red tulip is the international symbol for Parkinson’s, so the Rocky statue in front of the art museum was adorned in the flowers.

04/02/2014

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Test Tube Colt Born At Penn Vet’s Large Animal Hospital Has 4 Fractured Ribs

Dr. Palmer says because of the injuries the colt will have to remain confined to his stall for the next 30 days. He hopes the fractures will heal by themselves.

04/01/2014

(Mayor Nutter is accompanied by Philadelphia prisons commissioner Louis Giorla as he chats with several prisoners at the orchard project groundbreaking.   Photo by John McDevitt)

Philadelphia Inmates To Grow Produce While Learning Horticulture

The Philadelphia Prison System project will give prisoners — or, as Mayor Michael Nutter refers to them, clients — the green jobs training and skills they need to reenter society one day.

04/01/2014

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Millions Expected To Take Part In “Earth Hour”

Earth Hour is 8:30 to 9:30 Saturday night — and there will be a number of local efforts.

03/29/2014

(JUST A DRILL.  Students at Holy Family University portray shooting victims as an officer with a rifle portrays an "active shooter" during an emergency preparedness drill at the school's NE Philadelphia campus.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Emergency Preparedness Drill Trains Students, Law Enforcement at Holy Family U.

The scenario was an “active shooter” in a hospital.

03/28/2014

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