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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

(Angela Navarro wipes away a tear during a rally and vigil in support of her effort to remain in the United States with her family.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Undocumented Immigrant Seeks Sanctuary from Deportation in W. Kensington Church

Angela Navarro, 27, has a husband and two children, all of whom are US citizens. But she is not.

11/18/2014

(Credit: MMSC)

Seal Can’t Return To Ocean After South Jersey Beachgoers Domesticate It

An eight-month-old seal being cared for at the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine leaves Sunday for its new home.

11/15/2014

file photo (credit: Luke Sharrett/Getty Images)

New Transit System For The Borough Of New Hope Being Considered And The Public’s Opinion Is Sought

A study is being conducting regarding the future of a new public transit system in the Borough of New Hope.

11/15/2014

(Nick Bayer begins his presentation at the 2014 "Thinkfest."  Image from Philadelphia magazine TV)

Area Entrepreneurs Share Their Success Tips at Philadelphia Conference

The third annual “Thinkfest,” sponsored by Philadelphia magazine, is a daylong discussion of ideas, innovation, and the future of Philadelphia.

11/14/2014

(photo courtesy The Philadelphia Zoo)

Father Joins Lion Cubs At Philadelphia Zoo

For many new mothers and fathers four babies all at once could cause a bit of an uproar. The male lion at the Philadelphia Zoo is slowly getting adjusted to his new family.

11/12/2014

("Cali," a Spanish water dog, shows her leaping ability.  File photo by Steve Lessel, provided by Sarah Spinler)

Downingtown Canine Taking Part In ‘Dock Dogs’ Competition In Iowa

Cali, a two-year-old Spanish water dog, has qualified to compete in the world championship of “Dock Dogs,” in Dubuque.

11/11/2014

(Tom Clemens, senior vice president of Clemens Family Corporation, presents a check to Delaware Valley College president Joseph Brosnan.  Photo provided by Delaware Valley College)

Local Food Conglomerate Boosts Ag Education With Big Gift To Nearby School

Delaware Valley College received the $250,000 grant from the Clemens Family Corporation, owner of Hatfield Meats, to help build a new swine science center.

11/10/2014

("Burberry" is a coton de tuléar.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Expo Center in Oaks, Pa. Ready to Welcome National Dog Show Entrants

The National Dog Show, hosted by the Kennel Club of Philadelphia, takes place at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center on November 15th and 16th.

11/08/2014

(A car makes its way along Martin Luther King Drive on November 7th, 2014.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Drivers Urged To Plan Routes Around Weekend-Long Closure of MLK Drive

The temporary closure is designed to allow city Streets Department crews to safely make repairs to the roadway, curbs, sidewalks, and walls along MLK Drive.

11/07/2014

(credit: John McDevitt/KYW Newsradio)

PennDOT Secretary Comes Into Town With Check To Support “Philadelphia 30th Street Station District Plan”

PennDOT Secretary Barry Schoch in from Harrisburg for the announcement of $2.5 million to support transportation, commercial development community opportunities at at around 30th Street Station.

10/30/2014

(Bretagne is trained to paw at her owner, Wayne Mowry, a diabetic, when his blood sugar seems too low.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Penn Vet’s Working Dog Center Shows Off 3 Exceptional Graduates

Today was graduation today for some special dogs who will go on to do some special work.

10/28/2014

(credit: Mike DeNardo)

SEPTA’s Largest Union Set To Vote On Whether To Strike Or Not

The Trasnsport Workers Union Local 234 represents SEPTA bus drivers, subway and trolley operators. They’ve been working without a contract since March.

10/25/2014

(Dr. Larry Kaiser, dean of Temple University's medical school, examines items from a 1930 time capsule recovered on campus.  Photo by John McDevitt)

At Temple University, A Glimpse Into The Medical School’s Past

Eighty-four years ago, artifacts were placed into a tin box and placed behind the building’s cornerstone.

10/24/2014

(Cell phone collection boxes are displayed at Philadelphia police headquarters before being deployed to police stations citywide.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Phila. Police Again Collect Used Cell Phones To Benefit Domestic Abuse Victims

The program, called “Hopeline,” is a joint effort among the Philadelphia local of the Fraternal Order of Police, the Philadelphia Police Department, Verizon, and the organization “Women Against Abuse.”

10/23/2014

(File photo:  students outside the Temple University Student Center.)

Temple University Acting Proactively To Fend Off an Ebola Event

Temple University says its preparedness efforts began over the summer, before the start of the semester, when students coming from the Ebola-affected countries were contacted.

10/22/2014

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