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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

(File photo: travelers check in at a US Airways ticket counter in Phoenix.  Photo by Joshua Lott/ Getty Images)

One More Day of US Flight Cancellations To and From Tel Aviv

The FAA has extended its ban on US flights to Tel Aviv until at least 4:15pm (ET) Thursday.

07/23/2014

(A frame from an Upper Darby Summer Stage video of their production of "Dr. Dolittle Jr.")

Delco SPCA Partners With Local Stage Company To Pitch Pet Adoptions

Animal advocates are getting creative, taking to the stage as they spread the message to adopt rather than shop for a family pet.

07/22/2014

Philadelphia Skyline (Credit:  Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Take A Deep Breath! Philadelphia Not Among Most Stressed Cities

CNNMoney ranks the most stressful cities in the nation and Philadelphia wasn’t in the top ten.

07/21/2014

(The vacant lot next to an abandoned home on North Third Street where Laura Araujo's body was found in a duffel bag.  Image from CBS-3)

Neighbor Charged With Murder of Philadelphia Art School Graduate

Police say Jeremiah Jakson, 22, lived in the same boarding house as victim Laura Araujo. They think he killed her after was burglarizing her room.

07/16/2014

(FILE PHOTO: A cook prepares food in the kitchen of a restaurant.  Photo by Miguel Medina/ AFP/ Getty Images)

CDC Worries About Sick Food Workers Spreading Disease Among Patrons

But calling out sick from work means no pay for many, especially low-income workers.

07/15/2014

Fishing for bass on the Delaware River. (Credit: John McDevitt)

Bassmaster Elite Challengers Bait Their Hooks For Delaware River Competition

Later this summer, a hundred of the nation’s top anglers will be catching bass for a competition on the Delaware River.

06/29/2014

(A seminar at "Work Ready Philadelphia."  Photo by John McDevitt)

Thousands of Young Philadelphians Get Workplace Orientation With Summer Internships

The Work Ready Philadelphia initiative links young people, ages 12 to 21, with paid summer internships.

06/27/2014

(Soccer fans watch the US team's loss to Germany on the giant screen at the Piazza at Schmidt's, in Northern Liberties.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Team USA Keeps Hope Alive For Philadelphia Soccer Fans

With the US national team continuing to advance in World Cup soccer (even after being beaten by Germany), US soccer fans are looking forward to the USA’s next match, on Tuesday.

06/26/2014

(Photo by John McDevitt)

Middle Schoolers Get a Taste of Dog Training in Penn Vet Program

Fourteen students from various middle schools are enrolled in the “canine handler academy” run by the Penn Vet Working Dog Center.

06/25/2014

(The Doobie Brothers at CBS-3 studios for a “Talk Philly” segment.  Photo by KYW's Bill Roswell)

Durable Rock Band ‘The Doobie Brothers’ Visits Philadelphia

The iconic, ’70s-era rock band The Doobie Brothers were getting ready for a concert Tuesday night at the Tower Theater in Upper Darby.

06/24/2014

(L-Reenactor Bill McIlhenny. Matt Schick first child on the left.)
(credit: John McDevitt)

Children Visiting Philly’s Historical District Can Dress Like A Colonial During Tour

A new program in Philadelphia’s historic district allows children to wear colonial costumes as they tour the sites.

06/21/2014

(Opening day of the swimming pool at the Cruz Recreation Center, in North Philadelphia.  Photo by John McDevitt)

First Philadelphia Public Pools Open for the 2014 Summer Season

“It’s great — it’s great!” said one girl. “It’s a little bit cold,” admitted a second.

06/20/2014

Daisey the pit bull in the office of Chatterblast Media. (Credit: Lou Perseghin)

Pups Go To The Office On ‘Take Your Dog To Work Day’

North Carolina-based Pet Sitters International started Take Your Dog to Work Day to celebrate dogs and promote animal adoptions.

06/20/2014

(Photo by John McDevitt)

Colonial Reenactors In Philadelphia Keep A Sense Of Humor In Near Record-Setting Heat

Beating the heat isn’t always an easy thing to do when you are a colonial re-enactor in historic Philadelphia.

06/19/2014

(Dale Kerns of Re-Volt Electric rewires a barn building at the Chester County SPCA for its next use as an animal training and testing facility.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Area Businesses Chip In on Chesco SPCA Expansion Projects

Today’s hot weather didn’t stop volunteers working on a renovation project on the property of the the Chester County SPCA.

06/17/2014

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