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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If Your House Is Haunted, Do You Have To Disclose It?

Some states, yes, some states, no…

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Community Revitalization Projects Aim To Transform Houses, Women’s Lives

It’s called “She Build.” It’s a nationwide effort to create change for women through community revitalization projects.


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Artwork Depicting Social, Political Environment Of Mexico To Be Featured At Phila. Museum Of Art

The exhibition is called “Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism 1910-1950.”


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Philadelphia Music Alliance Goes All Jazz With Walk Of Fame Additions

The Philadelphia Music Alliance (PMA) has inducted six new members in its walk of fame along the Avenue of the Arts in Center City. This year, they celebrate all that jazz.


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AFL-CIO President Campaigns For Clinton At Site Where Trump Casino Was Proposed

Store employees were engaged in conversations about the stakes of the election.


American civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929 - 1968) sits on a couch and speaks on the telephone after encountering a white mob protesting against the Freedom Riders in Montgomery, Alabama, May 26, 1961. (Photo by Express Newspapers/Getty Images)

Martin Luther King Jr. House In Camden May Soon Be A National Landmark

Work could start in the next couple weeks, this could pave the way for the house to become a national historic landmark.


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Proposed Regulations Aimed At Protecting Kids From Tobacco Could Go Into Effect In January

The Board of Health and Mayor Kenney are proposing regulations in Philadelphia aimed at protecting children from tobacco.


John Levy (R) and Glenn Orwan (L) outside Fort Mifflin. (credit: John McDevitt)

Philly Police Officers Lead Team Of Ghost Hunters

They bust bad guys by day and ghosts by night. A team of Philadelphia police officers is leading paranormal investigations in the area.


Marsha Cohen on the left.
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About 100 Homeless Men And Women Get Birth Certificates At No Cost

“I didn’t have the money to get it, so it’s really a blessing.”


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Rittenhouse Billy Goat Statue Could Be On Move

A planned hearing by the Philadelphia Art Commission on the fate a beloved life-sized goat statue in Rittenhouse Square was withdrawn Wednesday.


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‘Day Of Empowerment’ Helps Low-Income Men Find Career Opportunities

An event to reduce employment barriers for low-income men was held in Center City on Tuesday.


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Low-Income Residents Treated To Free Pet Wellness Day In West Philly

There was a long line as residents brought their cats and dogs to get them checked out by a veterinarian, get vaccinations and even to receive, leashes, food, treats and toys.


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Carson Puts Philly’s Wentz Street On The Map

A small street in Olney, bearing part of Quarterback Carson Wentz’s name, is being put on the map so to speak.


"Life at Vet U" cast (Photo provided by Animal Planet)

New Reality Series About Philly Vet Students Set To Debut

The show is called “Life at Vet U.”


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‘America’s Toy Scout’ Comes To Town Seeking Treasures

Want to cash in on your collectables? A vintage toy buyer is offering sellers cash on the spot.



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