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

(Scuba divers reset the course between each competitor. Photo by John McDevitt)

Area Schoolkids Compete in Underwater Robotics Challenge

At the tenth annual Greater Philadelphia Sea Perch Challenge, hundreds of spectators in the bleachers were cheering on their favorite competitors as they maneuvered their robots through obstacle courses and a simulated recovery mission.

KYW Newsradio 1060–21 hours ago

(Philadelphia fire commissioner Derrick Sawyer, at the ceremony marking ten years of the joint PFD/USAF program.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Phila. Fire Department Marks 10th Year of Providing Specialized Training to US Air Force

“I want to thank the Air Force for being a partner,” fire commissioner Derrick Sawyer said today, “because you could have chosen another fire department.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/23/2015

(A dog undergoes training with the Throw Away Dogs Project.  Photo provided)

K9 Training Fundraiser Tonight in Clifton Heights, Pa.

Nick & Lou’s Pines Diner, in the Penn Pines Shopping Center, says it will donate 20 percent of all guest bills between 4pm and 9pm to the Throw Away Dogs Project.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/23/2015

(Photo by John McDevitt)

Event in Camden County Offers Opportunities and Image Tips for Job Seekers

Thousands showed up today at a job fair at the Collingswood Ballroom, hosted by the Camden County Freeholders.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/22/2015

(credit: John McDevitt)

Innovative Bench At Independence National Historical Park Monitors Air Quality, Weather

Philadelphia is one of five cities to test out a high-tech bench that allows the public to participate in the measurement of air quality and weather information.

04/22/2015

The Philadelphia International Records building in Center City was demolitied Saturday (Credit: John McDevitt)

Demolition Day For Iconic Philadelphia Building

The Philadelphia International records building in Center City will soon be no more.

04/18/2015

(Photo courtesy of John Ebel)

Penn Museum Celebrates Rome’s Birthday With…Gladiators!

The city of Rome is turning 2,768 years old and Penn Museum is marking the occasion with a birthday celebration featuring gladiatorial bouts.

04/18/2015

US Sen. Robert Menendez, on March 26, 2015.  (credit: Win McNamee/ Getty Images)

Poll Shows Sen. Menendez’s Voter Support Eroding, Even Among Democrats

According to the poll, 52 percent of registered New Jersey voters think Menendez should leave office, versus 39 percent who think not.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/16/2015

A bridge over the Vine Street Expressway (Credit: John McDevitt)

Lane Closures Expected On Major Philly Roadway Starting Tuesday

Expect lane closures along the Vine Street expressway in the early morning hours in Center City Tuesday.

04/13/2015

(Shoppers examine a window display of the Apple Watch at an Apple retail store on Walnut Street, in center city Philadelphia.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Early Adopters Have an Eye, If Not a Hand, on Apple Watches, Now on Display in Stores

Online pre-sales began early this morning, with shipping starting later this month. And now, you can make an appointment at select Apple stores to test them out.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/10/2015

(An advertising wrap on a Septa bus shelter advises pedestrians and drivers not to be distracted by their smartphones or other things.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Philadelphia Wants Pedestrians To Stop Texting, Watch Where They’re Going, And Stay Safe

The program addresses the growing problem of pedestrian injuries and fatalities.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/09/2015

(IT'S MADE FROM TRASH.  A dogwood tree and butterflies, constructed from recycled materials by sculptor Peter Kimelman, is part of a display at the Philadelphia Zoo.  Photo by John McDevitt)

At Philadelphia Zoo, Art Exhibit Turns Trash Into Thought-Provoking Sculptures

It’s called “Second Nature: Junk Rethunk” — a series of animal-inspired art sculptures on the grounds of the Philadelphia Zoo, all made out of recycled materials.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/08/2015

(Schoolgirls sing "Sakura" at the Shops at Liberty Place.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Philadelphia Opens Its Annual Cherry Blossom Festival With Songs and Sushi

Philadelphia’s 18th annual Cherry Blossom Festival is underway, with a number of events this week at several venues celebrating Japanese culture.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/07/2015

Officer Mark Hudson's Funeral. (Credit: John McDevitt)

Darby Borough Police Officer Laid To Rest

A viewing for officer Mark Hudson was held at Saint Joseph’s Church in Collingdale.

04/04/2015

(Credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Vets Remind Cat Owners To Keep Pets Away From Easter Lilies

It’s that time of year when veterinarians remind cat owners to keep their furry friends away from Easter Lilies as they could be lethal.

04/02/2015

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