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
Pass the stuffing and a reminder to your Thanksgiving dinner guests — don’t feed the dog.
Macy’s Center City department store unveiled its holiday windows Saturday with the help of some friends.
In an effort to show appreciation for active military personnel, the public is being asked to buy tickets for troops who want to attend next month’s Army/Navy game in South Philadelphia.
The mission of the Rendell Center is to promote civic education and engagement.
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On Saturday, St. Joe’s Prep Hawks won their first city football championship since 1977.
Saying running has truly saved his life, 26-year-old John Ciccone of West Philadelphia started running seriously about two years ago. He was diagnosed with bi-polar disorder when he was 16.
Penn Veterinary Hospital is currently looking for dogs with spleen cancer to participate in a study on mushroom compound therapy.
The Boston Marathon bombings have Philadelphia making security enhancements for its marathon on Sunday.
Axel Barreto was sentenced to three consecutive life sentences for the murder of three teens last year behind his Juniata Park home.
There were four contest winners: a rabbit, a cat, and two dogs.
Three breeds newly recognized by the American Kennel Club will make their competitive debut later this month when the National Dog Show comes to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center.
It is called “Franny” and it stars Richard Gere, Dakota Fanning and Theo James.
About 300 US Airways passengers complained that they were left unattended in the terminals for long periods of time or missed connecting flights when assistance was needed to get from one gate to another.
Even though it’s that time of year to fall back an hour, an area watch repair specialist says always go forward when changing time on certain types of watches or you could cause some expensive damage.