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 John Conway. (Photo by KYW's John McDevitt

Military Veterans Bike Retreat Rides Through Philadelphia

53 military veterans participated in the 12 soldier ride that started at Lincoln Financial Field in South Philadelphia, continued toward the Art Museum area and finished back at the linc. The 12-mile ride was organized by wounded warrior project.


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Popular Haunted Tours Put On Hold During Weekend Of The Pope’s Visit

“Terror Behind The Walls” is the biggest fundraiser of the year for Eastern State Penitentiary historic site.


Unna the hippopotamus. (Credit: John McDevitt)

Philadelphia Zoo Throws Birthday Celebration For Hippo

Zoo visitors sang Happy Birthday to Unna the hippopotamus.


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Philadelphia FOP Expresses Concern About Officer Accommodations During Papal Visit

As the city continues to work on a plan for police officers and other city employees during papal weekend, police officers are concerned over where they are going to stay and for how long.


The Famous Franks mural lines the wall of Dirty Frank's bar at 13th and Pine Streets in Philadelphia. (credit: John McDevitt)

Pope Francis Added To Center City Bar’s Mural Of Famous ‘Franks’

A mural on the outside of long-time Center City Philadelphia watering hole honoring well-known ‘Franks’ has a new addition. Pope Francis has joined the images of Ben Franklin, Frank Sinatra and even Frankenstein.


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Beware Of Papal Visit Ticket Scammers

An area consumer protection agency is warning of possible ticketing scams to get close to or even meet Pope Francis.


Bob Ciaruffoli announcing that the Pope will be using the Gettysburg Lectern for his speech at Independence Hall. (Credit: John McDevitt)

Pope Francis To Deliver Speech From Treasured US Artifact

It’s called the Gettysburg Lectern used by President Abraham Lincoln to deliver the Gettysburg address on November 19th, 1863.


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Ticketing System Being Explored For Pope Francis’ Speech At Independence Hall

With safety and security key priorities, the Archdiocese says it’s in discussions with the U.S. Secret Service, the National Park Service, and the City of Philadelphia to explore the possibility of a ticketing system for the Pope’s speech at Independence Mall.


Children take on adults in a Center City pop-up chess tournament. (credit: John McDevitt)

Children Shine In Center City Pop-Up Chess Tournament

Kids were showing business men and women who was boss during a pop-up chess tournament in Center City.


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Divine Lorraine Renovations Get One Step Closer

Earlier this week, the city’s Architectural Committee of the Historical Commission approved renovation design plans for the former Divine Lorraine hotel on Broad and Fairmount.


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Fishtown Guitar Shop Making Vibrations All Over The World

DiPinto’s is open six days a week.


Freeholder Heather Simmons alongside the mosquito eating fish. (credit: John McDevitt/KYW))

New Jersey Community Using Fish To Curb Mosquito Problem

150,000 tiny mosquito eating fish are being released into retention basins at 18 Gloucester County locations this week.


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Gallery Mall Donating Art, Including 2 Large Sculptures, Before Work Gets Started On Renovations

The artwork will need to be taken away by November so Gallery renovation work can start.


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Pope Francis Keepsakes Filling Philadelphia Stores

You design it and the old city t-shirts will print it on shirts, hats, tote bags and even baby bibs.


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Children’s Hospital Of Philadelphia To Open New Outpatient Facility

The first phase of a unique pediatric out-patient facility, with a goal to help make appointments less scary for the kids, is set to open this Monday.