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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

(Kids' Day athlete Sarah Brandle gets congratulations from her mentor, Jury Overholt, following medal presentations.   Photo by John McDevitt)

Wheelchair Athletes Mentor The Next Generation at Philadelphia Event

Twenty-two little champions, ages 4 to 16, all in wheelchairs, gave it their all at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, in events such as tee-ball, basketball, and slalom.

08/15/2014

(Photo by John McDevitt)

3 Stores Selling Taney T’s To Benefit Philly’s Hot Little League Team

The shirts are being sold at three Modell’s sporting goods stores (one in center city and two in South Philadelphia) for $10 each, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the Taney Dragons.

08/14/2014

(A detail of the print advertisement being run in regional newspapers by the Atlantic City Alliance.  Graphic by Ed Fischer)

As Casino Business Softens, Atlantic City Promoting Its Non-Gambling Entertainments

Despite the decline in casino gambling revenue in Atlantic City, NJ, marketing effort continue full steam ahead, promoting the fact that there’s more than gambling in AC.

08/13/2014

The band at the Pennsylvania Dutch Festival at Reading Terminal market Saturday. (Credit: John McDevitt)

Awesome Eats And Live Music At Reading Terminal Market’s Pennsylvania Dutch Festival

City folk got a taste of the country at the 25th annual Pennsylvania Dutch Festival at Reading Terminal Market Saturday.

08/09/2014

(Photo by John McDevitt)

In Haddonfield, NJ, Digging Into Early U.S. History

Dozens of volunteers and professional archeologists have been working side by side in Haddonfield, NJ, to uncover pieces of history from more than two centuries ago.

08/08/2014

(Birthday girl Unna, center, leads fellow hippo Cindy to their pool at the Philadelphia Zoo.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Another Philadelphia Zoo Hippo Turns 25

Birthday girl Unna, who just turned 25, led the way to her pool party as she and her roommate, Cindy, went for a swim.

08/07/2014

(File photo by Jean-Sebastien Evrard/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia To Operate Breast-Milk Bank

“Human milk can be the difference between life and death,” says Dr. Diane Spatz, director of lactation at CHOP.

08/06/2014

(Credit: Suzi Pratt/Getty Images)

Area Start Up Delivers Dinner Ingredients To Your Door

You pick what you want to make for dinner on Fitly’s website. Like sauteed pork and pear dinner salad, or quinoa and corn griddle cake with black bean salsa.

08/06/2014

(The mental health screening kiosk at Brown's Shoprite supermarket, in North Philadelphia.   Photo by John McDevitt)

Free, Automated Mental Health Screenings Offered by North Phila. Retailer

At the kiosk, users can type in answers to questions on a touchscreen. Results are analyzed, and referrals are printed for where you can get professional help if warranted.

08/05/2014

(credit: John McDevitt/KYW)

This Year’s Free Summer STEM Camp For Local Students May Be Its Last

The corporation that sponsored the program over the past three years has ended its partnership and Drexel University’s School of Education is hoping other sponsors will step up so the program can resume next summer.

08/01/2014

File Photo 2013 "National Night Out" in South Philadelphia. (credit: Dan Wing)

Millions To Take Part In National Crime Prevention Effort Started By Local Man

It’s called “National Night Out” and it was started 31 years ago by Matt Peskin of Wynnewood, Montgomery County.

07/31/2014

File photo: 2012's Paulsboro train derailment. (Credit: American Red Cross)

NTSB Faults Conrail Training and Procedures in 2012 Paulsboro, NJ Derailment

Another factor contributing to consequences following the accident, the NTSB says, was Conrail’s failure of to implement and establish emergency response protocols to protect the community from exposure to the vinyl chloride that was released.

07/29/2014

(credit: Steve Beck)

Expert Shares Tips On Finding Lost Dogs Or Cats

Animal shelters in the area continue to work on reuniting pets with their owners after many got lost when running off during summer storms or fireworks displays.

07/27/2014

(File photo: travelers check in at a US Airways ticket counter in Phoenix.  Photo by Joshua Lott/ Getty Images)

One More Day of US Flight Cancellations To and From Tel Aviv

The FAA has extended its ban on US flights to Tel Aviv until at least 4:15pm (ET) Thursday.

07/23/2014

(A frame from an Upper Darby Summer Stage video of their production of "Dr. Dolittle Jr.")

Delco SPCA Partners With Local Stage Company To Pitch Pet Adoptions

Animal advocates are getting creative, taking to the stage as they spread the message to adopt rather than shop for a family pet.

07/22/2014

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