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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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.


The Wanamaker organ in the Center City Macy's. (Credit: John McDevitt)

Macy’s Shoppers Treated To Performances For 20th Annual Wanamaker Organ Day

The grand opening concert in the grand court featured organist Peter Richard Conte.


The Elmwood Park Zoo would see funding cut by more than $100,000 in the proposed budget. (photo provided)

Three Red Pandas Make Their Public Debut At Local Zoo

Slash, Shredder and Clinger will be one-year-old later this month.


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Uber Philadelphia Says Thank You To Its Drivers With a Lunch

There are about 1,000 Uber drivers in North Philadelphia alone, according to Jon Feldman, the general manager of Uber Philadelphia.


(Laurie Phillips, at left, is a longtime customer of the Four Seasons Philadelphia and says she will miss it.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Four Seasons Hotel About To Close Its Doors on Logan Circle

The luxury hotel is scheduled to reopen in 2018 in the upper floors of the Comcast Innovation Center, now under construction.


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Eastern State Penitentiary Hosts Prison Food Weekend

Prison Food Weekend runs June 6th and 7th.


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Philly Beer Week Participants Drink For Local Charity

100 percent of the proceeds of the “pop up bar” go to the Vetri Foundation’s school nutrition program.


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World’s Largest Rubber Duck To Be Featured At Tall Ships Festival

She weighs 11-tons and is 61 feet tall. It made its debut at Los Angeles’ Tall Ships festival last year and was a big hit.


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Food Bank Of South Jersey Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary

Since 1985, the Food Bank of South Jersey has been distributing food to those in need and provides nutrition education and cooking courses to help individuals find sustainable ways to improve their lives.


The plaques for the inductees to the Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame. (Credit: John McDevitt)

Philadelphia Music Alliance Announces New Inductees For Walk Of Fame

There will be seven new plaques embedded in the sidewalk along the Avenue of the Arts this Fall honoring Philadelphia music stars.