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
City Year members in Philadelphia work directly with teachers to get students who are “off track” back on track and headed toward high school grauation.
Eastern State Penitentiary in Fairmount opens the gates to “Terror Behind The Walls” Friday night for the 24th year.
What the Camden Sohisticated Sisters drill team didn’t know: there was a $10,000 donation provided by Queen Latifah. The segment airs today at 3pm on CBS-3.
There was a traditional Hawaiian blessing for the team’s new OC6, an outrigger canoe which seats six paddlers. The crowd was invited to touch the vessel, and then there was a celebration with fire and hula dancers.
Letters are going out to parents from various school districts in the Commonwealth saying that, due to federal budget cuts, free influenza vaccines will no longer be available.
The City of Philadelphia held a patriotic ceremony today in Old City today to remember the victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks thirteen years ago.
Dr. Sean Yom, who teaches political science at Temple University, says whether or not President Obama needs Congressional approval depends on how he frames the military action.
The haunted attraction known as “Terror Behind the Walls” opens September 19th.
Temple’s Campus Safety Services says bicycle theft has gone down 50% from August of last year when the program was started.
The cubs’ genders are not yet known.
A Bensalem man is facing 175 years in prison and a fine of up to $15.5 million, after he and his son allegedly imported counterfeit sports jerseys from China and sold them in the United States.
Temple’s patrols have now been expanded from 16th Street to 18th Street on the west, to Ninth Street on the east, to Susquehanna Avenue on the north, and to Jefferson Street on the south.
There has been criticism on the way some universities report crime occurring in nearby neighborhoods where many students live.
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Jeremiah Laster has been sworn in as Deputy Commissioner.