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

Kindy's Christmas Factory Outlet in South Philadelphia is ready for the holiday. (Credit: John McDevitt)

Christmas Lights Shining Bright At South Philly Factory

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! And many home owners spare no expense when it comes to decorations.

12/04/2014

(credit: Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site)

Eastern State Penitentiary Hosts Toy Drive Benefiting Children With Incarcerated Parents

If you bring a new unwrapped toy or book for the kids to Eastern State Penitentiary, the historic site will grant a second tour admission free of charge. The toy drive is a partnership between Eastern State and Philadelphia FIGHT’s Institute for Community Justice.

12/02/2014

(Photo by John McDevitt)

Drexel University Studies Calmative Powers Of Four-Legged Friends

Students at Drexel are part of a study on the effect of so-called “therapy” dogs on their stress levels.

12/02/2014

(Credit: Sunshine Arts Facebook page)

All Are Invited To Prohibition-Style Speakeasy For A Good Cause In Delco

A Delaware County non-profit organization is hosting a themed party to help raise funds for its programming.

11/29/2014

Wistar Lab (credit: Laura Feragen)

Local Junior Biomedical Researchers Create Horror Movie Parody To Promote Funding

A World Without Postdocs. That’s a name of a video created by a group of postdoctoral researchers at the the nation’s first non-profit biomedical institute — The Wistar Institute in University City.

11/28/2014

A parking kiosk in Center City. (Credit: John McDevitt)

Free Philadelphia Parking Saturdays Of Holiday Shopping Season Returns

The city of Philadelphia has announced it will continue a holiday tradition — free limited parking at meters and kiosks on Saturdays until the end of the year.

11/28/2014

(Todd Marcocci adds red drapery to barriers in advance of Philadelphia's Thanksgiving Day parade.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Snow May Impinge on Rehearsal Day For Philadelphia’s Thanksgiving Parade

Wednesday is scheduled to be a marathon day of run-throughs for the televised parade. But it comes with the threat of snow.

11/25/2014

(Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Experts Say Local Holiday Travelers Will Have Plenty Of Company

The AAA Mid-Atlantic estimates more than a half million Philadelphia-area residents will travel 50 miles or more away from home over the Thanksgiving holiday.

11/24/2014

A man holds his betting slips and money at a betting parlor.  (File Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

New Jersey Politicians Say Fight To Legalize Sports Betting Is Not Over

A bill to legalize sports betting in New Jersey racetracks and casinos is moving on to the 3rd District Court in Philadelphia after a federal judge ruled the Garden State can not lift a prohibition on sports betting.

11/22/2014

(Dr. Michael Ross gets a chemotherapy treatment while wearing a "semi-colon" shirt created for him.  Photo provided)

One Philadelphia Runner Participating In Marathon Weekend Amid Chemo Treatments

Two months ago, Dr. Michael Ross was diagnosed with colon cancer. This weekend, he’ll run the Rothman 8K.

11/21/2014

(Angela Navarro wipes away a tear during a rally and vigil in support of her effort to remain in the United States with her family.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Undocumented Immigrant Seeks Sanctuary from Deportation in W. Kensington Church

Angela Navarro, 27, has a husband and two children, all of whom are US citizens. But she is not.

11/18/2014

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Seal Can’t Return To Ocean After South Jersey Beachgoers Domesticate It

An eight-month-old seal being cared for at the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine leaves Sunday for its new home.

11/15/2014

file photo (credit: Luke Sharrett/Getty Images)

New Transit System For The Borough Of New Hope Being Considered And The Public’s Opinion Is Sought

A study is being conducting regarding the future of a new public transit system in the Borough of New Hope.

11/15/2014

(Nick Bayer begins his presentation at the 2014 "Thinkfest."  Image from Philadelphia magazine TV)

Area Entrepreneurs Share Their Success Tips at Philadelphia Conference

The third annual “Thinkfest,” sponsored by Philadelphia magazine, is a daylong discussion of ideas, innovation, and the future of Philadelphia.

11/14/2014

(photo courtesy The Philadelphia Zoo)

Father Joins Lion Cubs At Philadelphia Zoo

For many new mothers and fathers four babies all at once could cause a bit of an uproar. The male lion at the Philadelphia Zoo is slowly getting adjusted to his new family.

11/12/2014

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