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
It’s Race Weekend in Philadelphia. Saturday’s half-marathon and 8K caused major delays for many motorists in and around Center City.
It’s Philadelphia Marathon Weekend, and to coincide with the event, a two day (Friday and Saturday) Health & Fitness Expo is going on at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
A Philadelphia museum that tells the stories of the city’s neighborhoods is taking steps, literally, to create a new exhibit.
Yards Brewery and Taproom at 5th and Spring Garden Streets is 70,000 square feet, it has a huge bar made out of old bowling alley wood, and there are 20 taps.
When a Code Blue is issued by the city, pet owners can’t leave your dog outside without shelter or they can be fined up to $500.
The scheme is a twist on an emergency scam sometimes called the “grandparents scam.”
Active military personnel and veterans with ID will be able to get in to the Museum of the American Revolution for free through Sunday.
He is the youngest captain of a mummer’s string band club ever. An 11-year-old boy takes over the role after his father suddenly died in his sleep.
A Chaddsford man is out with humorous book about the loyal customers of a popular convenience store chain.
Germantown has won first place in a national competition for historic preservation funds.
There are more than a thousand colorful ribbons tied on an iron fence of Saint Peter’s Episcopal church.
Competitive eater “El Wingador” has partnered with a local company to create a waffle with a portion of proceeds going to help the people of Puerto Rico affected by hurricane Maria.
The City of Philadelphia hosted a circus-themed party on Thursday to celebrate adoptive families in honor of National Adoption Month.
It’s in honor of two rescue dogs that lost their lives in the blaze.
The Camden County Freeholder Board says it wants to make sure residents as well as animals have the best services available to them.
Visit Philadelphia says it’s all ready seeing positive feedback through social media.
In the zoo’s Extinction Graveyard there are ornate tombstones for animals who no longer walk the earth from long ago to modern-day.
There will be drop off points throughout the region between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Two new furry additions to the Philadelphia Zoo make their public debut.
Two rescue dogs looking for forever homes were killed in a two-alarm fire at 2nd and South streets early Wednesday morning.
The Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia’s historic district is given a rare artifact that belonged to two revolutionary war officers.
There are more than 1,000 different species in the world with 40 species of bats found in the United States.
Hop Sing Laundromat’s owner is know by most simply as Lê sat down to talk about his latest undertaking with another center city business.
A new study is out showing there is a lot of horsing around in the region.
PPSREA members enjoyed a sit down lunch, music, and award ceremony given to outstanding individuals.
A big bunch of flowers made out of coffee filters are needed to create a 40-foot long art installation called Flores de Libertad (Flowers of Freedom).
More than 1,300 students in the Philadelphia School District are involved in after school Scrabble clubs where they work on strategies to make the most of the tiles they get.
Thousands of dogs participated in PAWS’ 11th annual Mutt Strut on Saturday at the Navy Yard.
It has been a destructive hurricane season with Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and help is still needed in some of the devastated areas like in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Superstition meets the supernatural. On this Friday the 13th the oldest continuously operated tavern in Philadelphia maybe serving up spirits in more ways than one.