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

The Service Animal Relief Area (SARA) in Terminal E near Gate E-1 at PHL, one of 7 SARAs in the Airport. (credit: PHL)

Philly Airport Adds ‘Relief Stations’ For Service Dogs To Do Their Business

Following a US Department of Transportation regulation, PHL now has seven relief areas inside security checkpoints in each terminal.


A Perseid meteor streaks across the sky. (File Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Perseid Meteor Shower To Light Up Summer Skies

A meteor shower that takes place each year around this time will be most visible Thursday and Friday night, provided there are no clouds blocking your view.


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Delaware County Girl Scouts Celebrate National S’mores Day With Sweet Victory

Today is National S’mores Day — and some Girl Scouts from the Philadelphia area are celebrating.


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Students Have Fun Learning About STEM At Franklin Institute

40 students from an elementary school in the Kingsessing neighborhood of Philadelphia were treated to a day at the Franklin Institute Science Museum thanks to the National Marketing Society in town for their annual conference.


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Phila. Archdiocese Opens Affordable Housing For Independent Senior Citizens

Affordable housing for independent seniors is in the works at 27th and Mifflin Streets in South Philadelphia.

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Mayor Kenney discussing the upcoming Philly Free Streets. (Credit: John McDevitt)

Philly Free Streets: ‘Safe Environment For Physical Activity And Learning”

The city is planning to close nearly eight miles of streets for one day next month.


Enrique de la Madrid (Photo provided by the Mexican Secretary of Tourism)

Mexican Official In Phila. Talks Trade With U.S., Presidential Speeches

Enrique de la Madrid is meeting with local and regional leaders.


An Uber SUV. (Credit: John Mcdevitt)

Area Uber Drivers Seek Basic Workplace Protections

They have their eyes on a New York union affiliate.


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DNC Donkeys Will Be Taken Off Streets Earlier Than Planned

The remaining donkeys not claimed by delegations will be auctioned off.


Photo credit: KYW's John McDevitt

Large Scale Replica Of An American Revolution Ship Is Under Construction In Old City

The forward section of a revolutionary war era sloop is being built by and at Philadelphia’s Seaport Museum for the Museum of the American Revolution, which is scheduled to open in April of next year.


Double shooting in Mantua late Friday night. (Credit: CBS 3)

Several Killed During Violent Weekend In Philadelphia

At least three people were killed in separate shootings.


Laetitia & Richard Garriott out side New York delegation party. 
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KYW Newsradio Presents: Dems After Dark: Day 4

Hillary and Bill Clinton and Tim Kaine and his wife Anna showed up to thank those who helped in the campaign.


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KYW Newsradio Presents: Dems After Dark: Day 3

From block parties, to bars and other creative venues, convention goers have been celebrating all over the city.


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KYW Newsradio Presents: Dems After Dark: Day 2

There are receptions, parties and special events all over the city during the Democratic National Convention. KYW Newsradio is getting you on the guest list and taking you to the fun through Dems After Dark.


Bobby Rydell gets crowd dancing.
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Attendees Of DNC Treated To Welcoming Party

South Philadelphia’s own Bobby Rydell got the crowd dancing.




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