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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

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Wilmington Theater Among Those Showing Controversial Sony Film ‘The Interview’

Penn Cinema Riverfront in Wilmington Delaware will be among movie houses screening the controversial film, “The Interview,” on Christmas Day.

12/24/2014

(Tre, a reindeer, lost one antler just as the Christmas photo-taking season began.  Another reindeer, AJ, will fill the gap.   Photo by John McDevitt)

Montco Zoo Scrambles When Reindeer Isn’t Quite Ready For Holiday Photos

The Elmwood Park Zoo will have another reindeer available for photos after Tre, in photo, turned up with one antler missing.

12/19/2014

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Mother of Missing Roxborough Man Hoping For ‘Resolution’ in Son’s Whereabouts

Shane Montgomery, 21, disappeared three weeks ago following a night of drinking in Manayunk.

12/18/2014

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Philadelphia Furniture Bank Opens In Kensington

Organizations in the Philadelphia homeless services sector are among those behind The Furniture Bank including Pathways To Housing PA.

12/17/2014

Clip N' Go Lids (Photos provided by Patrick Bowlin)

Drexel Student’s Invention Keeps Germs Off Your Coffee Lid

What do you do with the lid on your disposable coffee cup when you have to add cream or sugar or what ever else wanted into a hot beverage — since it usually takes two hands?

12/17/2014

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Crews Begin Laying Foundation For Soon-To-Be Tallest Skyscraper In Philadelphia

The foundation was being laid today, making it one of the largest concrete pours in the city’s history.

12/13/2014

(Shirts carried the names of each victim of the 2012 mass shooting in Connecticut.  Photo by John McDevitt)

As Sandy Hook Anniversary Nears, Philadelphians Stand Against Gun Violence

Twenty-six t-shirts, each bearing the name of one of the victims killed in the shooting at the Connecticut school on December 14, 2012, were on display.

12/12/2014

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Funeral Set For Fallen Philadelphia Firefighter

The first female Philadelphia firefighter killed in the line of duty will be laid to rest in the city this weekend.

12/10/2014

Santa stopped by the Petco in Wynnewood, Pa. on Saturday. (Credit: John McDevitt)

Santa Helps Raise Money For Homeless Pets In Montco

Area residents were bringing in their pets to pose for a photo with Santa Claus in Wynnewood.

12/06/2014

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Overseas Flight To Philadelphia Makes Emergency Landing In Rome

U.S. Airways flight 797 from Tel Aviv, Israel to Philadelphia made an unscheduled landing in Rome Saturday after a odor was detected and 13 passengers and crew members became ill.

12/06/2014

Dr. Wendy Ross at the CNN  Hero gala (credit: Dr. Michael Ross, Sports Medicine Physician, Rothman Institute)

Bryn Mawr Pediatrician Among Honorees At CNN Hero Awards

CNN Heroes airs tomorrow night at 8pm. Ten every day people doing extra ordinary things to help change the world will be honored. A local doctor is among the honorees.

12/06/2014

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Local Christmas Attraction Makes A Comeback, But In A Different Location

Enchanted Land used to be at G-Boys in Marlton for decades, delighting the crowds.

12/06/2014

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Energy Industry Promotion Conference Draws Angry Protests at Drexel University

The demonstrators say they want investors from corporations to keep so-called “dirty” fossil fuel investments out of Philadelphia.

12/05/2014

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Local History Professor Discusses Christmas Stocking Origins

The story goes back to the 4th century in Asia Minor, with the charitable Saint Nicolas.

12/05/2014

Kindy's Christmas Factory Outlet in South Philadelphia is ready for the holiday. (Credit: John McDevitt)

Christmas Lights Shining Bright At South Philly Factory

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! And many home owners spare no expense when it comes to decorations.

12/04/2014

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