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

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Those in recovery and their allies participated in the 16th annual PRO-ACTrecovery Walk.


Philadelphia Orchestra Will Perform Free Sensory-Friendly Concert

The Radetzky March is one of the pieces in the program for the sensory-friendly Philadelphia orchestra concert.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/22/2017

New PLCB Rules Uncorking Controversy Among Area Restaurateurs

Starting Oct. 1, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is implementing some enhancements to the special order program.


‘Terror’ Returns To Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary national historic site is getting ready to hold its biggest fundraiser of the year.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/19/2017

Ping Pong Lounge Opens In Center City

A new social club in Center City Philadelphia is opening Friday night and is planning to to serve up a bunch of fun.


Culinary Arts, Performing Arts Join Forces For ‘Feastival’

This is the 8th year for Feastival. It’s a big party with amazing food drink and performance.


Gargoyles Land In Fairmount As ‘Terror Behind The Walls’ Gets Set To Return

Two winged, smoke breathing, giant gargoyles known as “Frank” and “Carson” were hoisted into place atop Eastern State Penitentiary, just in time for their Halloween fundraiser “Terror Behind the Walls.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/12/2017

Students Get Warm Welcome At Annual College Fest In Center City

Thousands of students were having a blast at Dilworth Park in Center City for CollegeFest 2017, an annual, all-day welcome party put on by Campus Philly.


First-Ever OktoBEARfest On Tap At Philadelphia Zoo

Unlimited samples of seasonal fall brews and ciders will be available through out the zoological garden.


Philadelphia Looking For Next Poet Laureate

If you are committed to the power of poetry and are willing to engage people in neighborhoods across the city, you may want to consider a chance to become Philadelphia’s next Poet Laureate.


Philadelphia’s Social Issues Highlighted In New Art Exhibit

A unique experimental installation exploring the city’s past, present, and possible future is taking place over the next three months at a Philadelphia museum.


Tour Center City’s Historic New Hotel

It sat vacant for two decades, and now it’s downtown Philadelphia’s newest hotel.


Local Arts Education Programs Get A Financial Boost From Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance

Local Arts Education Programs Get A Financial Boost From Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance

Two learning programs for pre-k students in the region are getting a financial boost from an organization dedicated to saving the arts.


Meat Cutters Compete For Rare Chance At Flyers Skate Zone In New Jersey

Fifteen of the restaurant chain’s meat cutters in New Jersey and Pennsylvania got an hour prepare as many high quality steaks from three loins.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/05/2017

Camden County Program Offers Therapeutic Horseback Riding For Residents With Special Needs

There are four horses that are used in the therapy program at DREAM Equestrian Park in Logan Township.


Philly Zoo Invites People To Watch Eclipse, And The Animals

How will animals react during the upcoming eclipse? You can help experts figure than out through your observations.


PECO's Tree Trimming Benefiting Philadelphia Zoo Animals

PECO’s Tree Trimming Benefiting Philadelphia Zoo Animals

Animals at the Philadelphia Zoo are benefiting from an area utilities company’s preventative tree trimming program.


Philadelphia Restaurant Offering A ‘Mug Club’ To Its Loyal Customers

At Brauhaus Schmitz in the 700 block of South Street, memberships for its “mug club” are $80 a year and $60 to renew. You get a beer mug that hangs on a numbered hook high on a wall.


4th Year Of PHL LIVE Center Stage Announced

A free contest for aspiring musicians in Philadelphia to help them advance in the entertainment field is being held for the 4th year.


Local Restaurant Holding Fundraiser For Service Dog Training

It’s an effort later this month to raise funds for an local organization that trains service dogs for military veterans in need.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/12/2017

Penn Vet Scientists Working To Stop Mosquito-Borne Diseases

Scientists all around the world are working on ways to stop the spread of mosquito-born diseases.


Hundreds Gather For 36th Bayada Regatta

The Bayada Regatta showcases skills of athletes with disabilities, with more than 200 participants from rowing clubs across the country.


Philly Zoo Frog And Toad Breeding Program Approaches Milestone

A critically endangered frog and toad breeding program in Ecuador, with local ties, is reaching a milestone.


Singer Dionne Warwick Honored With Marian Anderson Award

Internationally known pop icon Dionne Warwick is this years Marian Anderson Award recipient.


Academy of Natural Sciences Has 2 Stinking Cute New Additions To Education Program

The Live Animal Center at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University has more than 100 birds, mammals reptiles and amphibians.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/04/2017

Sister Sledge, Jill Scott Among 2017 Philadelphia Music Walk Of Fame Inductees

The Philadelphia Music Alliance has announced this year’s inductees to the Philadelphia Music Walk of Fame.


Philadelphia Zoo Shows Off Newest Exhibit For Bald Eagles, Barn Owls

The Philadelphia Zoo’s newest exhibit showcases some birds of prey. It’s called the Raptor Ridge Experience.


Probe Launched To Find Suspects Involved In Forcing Alligator To Drink, Smoke

The video posted online shows men grabbing at least one alligator by the tail putting a lit cigarette in its mouth and pouring a liquid down the reptile’s throat.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/01/2017

Tiger Cub Born At Philly Zoo Enjoying New Home In Oklahoma Zoo

KYW’s John McDevitt checks on how a three-week old tiger cub born at Philadelphia Zoo is doing after being rejected by he mother and relocated to another zoo to live with another big cat family.



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