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
The Philadelphia Corporation for Aging will activate its heatline on Friday for a second day.
High school students from around the world interested in pursuing a career in health and science are participating in summer camps this week at the University of Pennsylvania.
Summer programming, activities, and events will take place for a fifth year on Eakins Oval and two other parks along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
An iconic center city restaurant re-opens Saturday after being closed for nearly a year and a half for extensive renovations.
Volunteers were treated to a performance from the USO show troupe as speaker after speaker thanked those gathered for their support.
The zoo announced Tuesday that the baby orangutan behaved normally through the afternoon and early evening after it was born on Sunday, but died overnight.
A Western lowland gorilla born in early June at the Philadelphia Zoo now has a name. The little guy’s mother actually picked the name on Wednesday.
Two new hi-tech escape room games are now at the Franklin Institute that have participants utilizing skills essential to the science fields.
Amusement rides and boardwalk style games are a part of this year’s Summerfest at the Riverrink along Penn’s Landing.
The PSPCA is the second oldest animal welfare organization in the country — founded June 21, 1867.
The new playground at Hawthorne Park Elementary School in Willingboro is made from recycled materials.
More than 2 million people are diagnosed with skin cancer annually. It’s the most common form of cancer in the United States.
Visitors were able to pick strawberries right off the plant and pop them in their mouths, if they wished.
A city animal shelter facility in North Philadelphia is at capacity. ACCT Philly is offering free dog and cat adoptions in an effort to save as many lives as possible.
A passerby noticed a moving trash bag in the area of Lawrence Street off Pattison and Packer Avenues in South Philadelphia.
To coincide with Global Running Day, a treadmill challenge is being held in Center City Wednesday.
It wasn’t your typical birth as human doctors assisted veterinarians to deliver a baby gorilla at the Philadelphia zoo.
A fun run with a serious mission takes place this weekend in Glenn Mills, Delaware County.
Pasión y Arte (PyA), Philadelphia’s all-female flamenco dance company will perform this Friday.
As Pennsylvania lawmakers work on balancing a budget, Philadelphia’s film industry is calling for help.
Tens of thousands of pop culture enthusiasts are expected to attend Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia.
There will be Memorial Day events going on throughout the region Monday including one in Society Hill.
The Olympics have the torch, but what does Philly Beer Week have? It’s called the Hammer Of Glory or the “HOG.”
Lines were long for the Liberty Bell and at the Museum of the American Revolution folks were reflecting on those who sacrificed and served for the freedoms we enjoy today.
A lot of Philadelphia’s summer programming gets underway this weekend.
A community school in the Strawberry Mansion section of the city wraps up a program for the school year, aimed at fighting food insecurity.
Thanks to $30,000 in grant money, Ridley Township has been able to reinstate its K-9 officer program for the first time in more than a decade.
Summer barbecues are occasions when friends and families get together. Sometimes not everyone knows what may not be good for your pets.
The 32nd annual Arts & Business Council awards were held to honor the region’s most innovative and philanthropic leaders.
More than 2 years of renovations and $90 million later Longwood Garden in Chester County re-opens it’s main fountain garden this weekend.