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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Philadelphia Elementary School Wraps Up Food Distribution Program

A community school in the Strawberry Mansion section of the city wraps up a program for the school year, aimed at fighting food insecurity.


Ridley Township Police Department Reinstates K-9 Officer Program

Thanks to $30,000 in grant money, Ridley Township has been able to reinstate its K-9 officer program for the first time in more than a decade.


Simple Precautions To Keep Pets Safe During Barbecue Season

Summer barbecues are occasions when friends and families get together. Sometimes not everyone knows what may not be good for your pets.


Arts & Business Council Awards Honor Philly’s Most Innovative, Philanthropic Leaders

The 32nd annual Arts & Business Council awards were held to honor the region’s most innovative and philanthropic leaders.


Longwood Gardens Announces Long Awaited Fountain Garden Reopening

More than 2 years of renovations and $90 million later Longwood Garden in Chester County re-opens it’s main fountain garden this weekend.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/23/2017

Keep Your Pets Safe From Ticks This Summer, Expert Explains How

One expert explains what preventive measures you can take to protect your pet.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/23/2017

Philadelphia’s Italian Market Holds Annual Festival

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Penn Vet’s Working Dog Center Celebrates Newest Graduates

Penn Vet’s Working Dog Center has been producing an elite group of scent detection dogs that have gone onto all sorts of jobs


Philadelphia Kicks Off Second Annual ‘Parks On Tap’ Program

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Closed Wildwood Dog Park Is Leaving Some Owners Confused

A popular dog park on the beach in Wildwood, New Jersey is relocating.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/16/2017

Philly’s Newest Museum Celebrates Role Of Mothers Of American Revolution

Women of the Revolutionary War era are being celebrated this Mother’s Day weekend at the Museum of the American Revolution in Old City.


Greater Philadelphia Film Office Hosting Programs For ‘Showbiz Parents’

If you think your child should be in the movies but don’t know where to begin? The Greater Philadelphia Film Office is hosting a free upcoming event that may clue you in.


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About 40 children were participating in “hearts and crafts” class at the Drueding Center in Kensington.


MontCo Students Help Make Little Girl’s Dream Come True

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Philly Takes Step Closer To No-Kill Shelters With Upcoming Event

An event to help Philadelphia take a step closer to becoming a no-kill animal shelter city takes place next week.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/10/2017

Glenn Mills Elementary Students Learn Life Lessons From Metamorphosis

The metamorphosis of tadpoles is teaching kids life lessons at an elementary school in Glenn Mills.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/09/2017

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The Pennsylvania SPCA is seeking the public’s help in naming their new baby donkey.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/09/2017

Philadelphia Zoo Celebrates Animal Moms And Their Babies

Mother’s Day is right around the corner and it’s a special time at the Philadelphia Zoo.


Runners Gather To Pick Up Broad Street Run Race Bibs At PA Convention Center

Forty thousand runners registered for Sunday’s 38th annual Broad Street Run, and many of this year’s participants picked up their race bibs Friday, at a health and fitness expo at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.


Medical Wing At Eastern State Penitentiary Set To Open For Tours

Thanks to a $200,000 wall stabilization project, it’s now structurally safe to explore Cell Block 3, also known as the hospital block at Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site.


Memorial Service Held For Ralph Archbold, Philly’s Beloved Ben Franklin Impersonator

He portrayed Ben Franklin for decades in Philadelphia, and about 100 people attended a memorial service for Ralph Archibald who died in March at the age of 75.


Philly Hopes To Lure Movie Producers To Town With Possible New Incentives

Pennsylvania’s film production incentives are determined in budget negotiations that expected to get hot and heavy in June.


Film Center Celebrates Name Change With Free Relaunch Party

After nearly four decades, Film at the International House in University City is relaunching with a new name — The Lightbox Film Center.


Philly Theater Productions Holding Final Rehearsals For Upcoming Shows

Philadelphia has a vibrant and diverse theater community with more than a dozen productions taking to the stage this spring.


African Nation Recognized In City Hall Flag Raising Ceremony

Philadelphia has recognized a growing immigrant community in the city from one of the smallest countries in Africa.


Eagles Players, Animal Shelter Team Up For Puppy Bowl Draft Event

There’s a lot of attention on Philadelphia this week for the NFL Draft. Some Eagles players and an NFL hopeful took some time out to raise awareness for shelter dog adoptions.


Franklin Square Park Prepares For Upcoming Chinese Lantern Festival

Giant dragons, pandas and monkeys are just some of the colorful Chinese lanterns being assembled inside Franklin Square Park, for the annual Chinese Lantern Festival starting next month.


Philly Science Festival Returns

A nine-day festival where people of all ages are having fun with science is underway.



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