John 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
Horses and riders are arriving today in Chester County for the 120th Devon Horse Show and Country Fair.
A 20-year-old abused horse, who was shot dozens of times at close range with paintballs in Lancaster County in March, will now get to spend the rest of her life being treated like a star on a farm in New Jersey.
More than 82,000 artifact pieces were uncovered during construction.
The kids had the opportunity to learn more career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
When the elementary students at Ethel Allen Promise Academy in the Strawberry Mansion section of the city go back to school on Monday, they may be wondering if their in the right place.
A community foundation and public charity organization has awarded a grant to a prison-dog training program dedicated to improving the life of inmates and saving the lives of dogs.
Fifteen minute puppy play dates were in demand Thursday.
The American Institute of Architects is in town. Nineteen-thousand attendees are expected over the next few days.
A non-profit organization dedicated to saving Philadelphia’s homeless, abandoned, and unwanted animals is teaming up with area businesses for a big fundraiser today.
An international effort is taking place Wednesday night to honor cyclists killed or injured in motor vehicle related accidents and to raise awareness about the rights of cyclists to ride the roads.
Philadelphia’s 21st Annual Ride Your Bike to Work Day is this Friday, May 20th, and registration for the event is being encouraged by organizers.
Tickets are still available for ‘An Evening In Franklin Square’ taking place Thursday, May 19. It’s a fundraiser party for the park and its programming.
Chinese Lantern Festival adds a performance element with the price of admission and a new line up.
A KYW Newsradio employee is among the dozen students going.
A North Philadelphia Barber Shop is encouraging literacy and building community.