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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

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Children’s Hospital Of Philadelphia To Open New Outpatient Facility

The first phase of a unique pediatric out-patient facility, with a goal to help make appointments less scary for the kids, is set to open this Monday.


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Community Pleads Police Brutality Following Video Of Tyree Carroll Arrest

Supporters of 22-year-old Tyree Caroll say he was brutally beaten by police back in April. a video tape shows 3 officers trying to hold him on the ground. With more than a dozen officers responding it appears at least one punches him.



Local Animal Shelter Promotes Adoption With Special Offer

Today only, ACCT Philly is waiving all adoption fees as a special incentive.


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Teens Interested In Pursuing Career In Veterinary Medicine Participate In Program On Univ. Of Pennsylvania’s Campus

The students in the week-long program are exposed to various areas of veterinary medicine including anatomy, pathology and research.


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Historic NASA Mission Captures Images Of Pluto

Data retrieved by the probe is expected to unlock secrets of the solar system.


The Royal Theater in South Philadelphia (Credit: John McDevitt)

Hearing To Decide If Vacant South Philly Theater Can Be Demolished

The Royal Theater near 16th and South Streets in the Graduate Hospital neighborhood has been vacant for more than four decades.


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Historic Prison To Present Stories Of Pets Behind Bars

All sorts of interactive and educational activities about animals roles in prisons from the past to the present are planned.


New street sign honoring Albert Brown. (Credit: John McDevitt)

Section Of Point Breeze Avenue Renamed To Honor Community Advocate

The 1700 block of Point Breeze Avenue has a new, honorary name: “Al Brown Way” and signs are now in place.


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Mother Of 3 Found Stabbed To Death Inside Logan Home

Authorities say officers responded to a home in the 4900 block of Warnock Street around 7 a.m. Wednesday where they found a 28-year-old woman who had been stabbed to death.


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900 Street Light Fixtures To Be Replaced With LED Lighting In Camden County

Saving energy and money – that’s the goal of a program in Camden County where LED bulbs will be installed at nearly 1,000 existing street fixtures.


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Philly Bike Share Program Off To Early Success In Historic District

The mayor’s office of transportation and utilities said the numbers show Indigo bike stations near Independence Mall are some of the busiest in the city.


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12-Week Modernization Project Set To Begin On SEPTA’s Media, Sharon Hill Trolley Lines

Buses will replace the trolleys for the entire line June 15th through September 6th.


(A participant asks a panelist a question at a summit on high school graduation rates, held at the Chemical Heritage Society offices.  Photo by John McDevitt)

In Philadelphia, Dissecting How To Increase High School Graduation Rates

Philadelphia lags about 15 percentage points behind the national average in the rate of high school graduation.


A group participating in "Escape The Room" Philly. (Credit: John McDevitt)

Game In Philadelphia Forces Groups To Work Together To ‘Escape The Room’

If you are among ten people locked inside a room, would you be able to work together to solve the clues and get out?


Paul Furtaw with Drexel's counseling services runs through the program.
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Mental Health Screening Kiosk Opens Outside Of Drexel University Rec Center

The mental health screening is anonymous. You walk up to the kiosk, and there are a bunch of yes-or-no questions on various topics including depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder.