John 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
It’s a growing trend… pet owners dressing up their pets for Halloween.
Business is brisk at “The Pet Snobs Boutique” on 4th near South Street in Society Hill, where you can pick up a Halloween costume for your dog or cat ranging in price from about $5 to $30.
The “Mutt Strut” was held Saturday inside the Philadelphia Navy Yard.
The ACLU filed a class action law suit on behalf of hundreds of people in Pennsylvania with severe mental illness awaiting court ordered mental health services known as competency restoration treatment.
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation recognized Anne Frank Elementary School.
The homemade candy canes at Giambri’s Quality Sweets in Clementon are sought after from around the world thanks to the Internet.
It starts Thursday, October 22 and runs through Sunday, November 1 at various venues in the city.
According to Lance Frank, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Mount Holly, there are some precautions you may want to take.
The pictures of the six people that died in the collapse were set up on an easel in front of 51-year-old Griffin Campbell.
The demolition contractor facing charges in the 2013 Center City building collapse was called to the stand in his own defense Wednesday.
In August of 1984, 14-year-old Barbara Rowan was murdered in Bensalem and her alleged killer, George Shaw, was arrested in Florida earlier this month.
The Red Paw Emergency Relief Team could use your help. Their supply shelves are nearly empty.
Two area mom-bloggers hosted a mixer at the Franklin Institute on Saturday showcasing some of the hottest products of the season.
SEPTA is out with numbers from Pope weekend.
You could be sliding, climbing, even crawling through “Terror Behind The Walls” Halloween attraction at Eastern State Penitentiary historic site this year.
This time of year, the insects are more visible to the casual observer.