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

Young organ players spent the day at the Kimmel Center. Photo credit: KYW's John McDevitt

Kimmel Center Hosted Annual Organ Day; Promoting Free Music For All Ages

Children were invited up on stage to get close to the largest mechanical-action concert hall organ in the united state and were even invited to play it.


Rob McNeill is managing partner of Deloitte Philadelphia. Photo credit: KYW's John McDevitt

Volunteers Clear Shelves And Refurbish Martin Luther King High School Library

Martin Luther King High School’s library was unattended, underfunded and neglected.


Equine Assisted Therapy  (Credit: John McDevitt)

Equine Assisted Therapy Helping Patients Clear The Hurdle

The program incorporates horses for emotional growth and learning.


(credit: John McDevitt)

All Of Philly PD’s K-9 Officers Outfitted With Custom Ballistic Vests

It was made possible because of a $22,000 donation.


The new radio (left) and old radio (right) side-by-side.
(credit: John McDevitt)

Al Capone Cell Accuracy Challenged By Teenager

The historical accuracy of a lavishly decorated cell at Eastern State Penitentiary in Fairmount is challenged by a teenager on a field trip.


MIAMI, FL - NOVEMBER 27:  Hundreds of guests shopped for Black Friday doorbuster deals at Target at the Black Friday At Target Dadeland South In Miami  at Target Dadeland South on November 27, 2014 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for Target)

Target Prepares For Grand Opening In Center City Next Month

A scaled down Target store known as a flexible format store opens along Chestnut Street near 11th Street on July 20th.


A local Philadelphia gym remembers Muhammad Ali. Photo credit: KYW's John McDevitt

A Northern Liberties Boxing Gym Remembers Muhammad Ali

There was a moment of of silence and then a ten bell salute to remember Muhammad Ali at the Joe Hand boxing gym in along North 3rd Street.


The Hammer is Passed! Photo credit: KYW's John McDevitt

Hammer Of Glory Is Passed Through City Before Opening Tap For Philly Beer Week

There is an oath administered at each leg of the relay as one group hands off the Hammer of Glory or hog to the other.


Design plans are expected to be completed by the end of the summer with construction starting by the end of the year.(Photo Credit: KYW's John McDevitt)

New Old City Apartments Plan To Resemble Iconic Philadelphia Industrial Building

The National Products building had a unique look, orange tiles and steel signage ‘China, Glass, Silver, Food Service Equipment since 1928.’


(credit: Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images for Saban Brands)

Wizard World Comic Con Returns To Pennsylvania Convention Center

Pop culture fans will be able to meet their heroes at Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia that gets underway Thursday afternoon at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.


(credit: John McDevitt)

Police Seek Public’s Help In Murder Of Elderly Man In Southwest Philly

Police are offering a $20,000 reward for information that helps lead to an arrest an conviction of those responsible.


(Credit: John McDevitt)

Eastern State Penitentiary Hosts ‘Prison Food Weekend’

As part of it’s educational programming Eastern State Penitentiary Historic site in Fairmount is hosting “Prison Food Weekend.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/01/2016

A dog bites a trainer during a defence and attack training session at the K9 school and hospital of Middle East Kennel Cub at Nahr al-Kalb area north of Beirut on October 27, 2010. The Club is the largest in the Middle East, it has more than 400 dogs and clients bring their K9 pets to be trained, bred and hospitalized. AFP PHOTO/JOSEPH EID (Photo credit should read JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images)

How To Avoid A Bite From An Aggressive Dog

In the event you encounter a threatening dog or dogs they first thing to do is try to stay calm.


(Credit: John McDevitt)

Visitors Celebrate Memorial Day With Trip To Historic Cemetary

Memorial day is a time to remember those of all wars who sacrificed their lives for our country. Visitors to a historic cemetery in old city were doing just that.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/28/2016

Photo credit: KYW's John McDevitt

Hammer Of Glory Relay Returns To Kickoff 2016 Philadelphia Beer Week

The Hammer Of Glory, a 10 pound sledge hammer is a mascot of sorts for Philly Beer Week. Each year participants come up with outlandish ways to bring the HOG from one stop to another. There are nearly 30 stops in the relay this year.




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