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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Franklin Square To Hold Annual Fundraiser

Tickets are still available for ‘An Evening In Franklin Square’ taking place Thursday, May 19. It’s a fundraiser party for the park and its programming.


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Chinese Lantern Festival Adds New Jaw-Dropping Performance

Chinese Lantern Festival adds a performance element with the price of admission and a new line up.


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La Salle Students Embark On Travel Study Program To Cuba

A KYW Newsradio employee is among the dozen students going.


Mr. Jazz reading to children. (Credit: John McDevitt)

North Philly Barber Puts Down Clippers To Read, Sing To Children

A North Philadelphia Barber Shop is encouraging literacy and building community.


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Cirque du Soleil’s ‘OVO’ Cracks Open At Liacouras Center

Cirque du Soleil has 18 productions going on worldwide. One called ‘OVO,’ which, in Portuguese, translates to egg, cracks open at the Liacouras Center Wednesday night.


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Energy Professionals Bring Latest Cost Efficient Gadgets To City For Annual Conference

The Association of Energy Services Professionals (AESP) is in town for its spring conference where members are able to learn about the latest energy and cost saving products.


File Photo from 2012 (Bobby Rydell on stage, Credit: Cherri Gregg)

From South Philly To Stardom, Bobby Rydell Shares Story In New Book

A tell-all autobiography about the former teen idol is out now.


Penguin gender reveal party at Adventure Aquarium. (Credit: John McDevitt)

Penguin Gender Reveal Party Held In Camden

It’s not every day a gender reveal party is held for a penguin, let alone one more than four months old.


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New Exhibit At Eastern State Penitentiary Unlocks Conversation About Mass Incarceration

It’s been three years in the making…..a new interactive exhibit at Eastern State Penitentiary historic site designed to unlock conversation on the topic of mass incarceration in America.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/04/2016

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Advocates Rally To Raise Awareness For Organ And Tissue Donation

A march and rally took place in Center City on Saturday to raise awareness to the importance of organ and tissue donation.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/30/2016

An Uber SUV. (Credit: John Mcdevitt

Young Entrepreneurs Promote Business Ideas While Driving In An Uber SUV

You’ve heard of an elevator pitch, but what about an Uber pitch?


The new baby lemurs at the Philadelphia Zoo.
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Baby Lemurs Debut At Philadelphia Zoo

Four black-and-white ruffed lemurs that were born two months ago at the Philadelphia Zoo explored their new enclosure with mom and dad near by.


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Bernie Sanders Makes Surprise Visit To Reading Terminal Market

Customers at the Reading Terminal Market in Center City were doing double takes when Bernie Sanders made his way through the market shaking hands and posing for pictures.


LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 22:  A general view of atmosphere at The Grove And TreePeople Earth Day Celebration With Holly Marie Combs on April 22, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for Caruso Affiliated)

Locals Celebrate Earth Day At National Constitution Center

Today is Earth Day and events are taking place around the globe including here in Philadelphia.


Tonnetta Graham paints a bench during the city's annual spring clean up. (credit: John McDevitt)

Philly Breaks Out Brooms, Paintbrushes For Annual Spring Clean Up

Thousands turned out for the 9th annual Philly Spring Clean Up on Saturday.




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