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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

(Mayor Nutter is accompanied by Philadelphia prisons commissioner Louis Giorla as he chats with several prisoners at the orchard project groundbreaking.   Photo by John McDevitt)

Philadelphia Inmates To Grow Produce While Learning Horticulture

The Philadelphia Prison System project will give prisoners — or, as Mayor Michael Nutter refers to them, clients — the green jobs training and skills they need to reenter society one day.

04/01/2014

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Millions Expected To Take Part In “Earth Hour”

Earth Hour is 8:30 to 9:30 Saturday night — and there will be a number of local efforts.

03/29/2014

(JUST A DRILL.  Students at Holy Family University portray shooting victims as an officer with a rifle portrays an "active shooter" during an emergency preparedness drill at the school's NE Philadelphia campus.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Emergency Preparedness Drill Trains Students, Law Enforcement at Holy Family U.

The scenario was an “active shooter” in a hospital.

03/28/2014

In this Caltech undated handout, a rendering of the farthest object in our solar system, Sedna, is seen. Sedna is a mysterious planet-like body three times farther from Earth than Pluto. NASA held a news conference  March 15, 2004 to detail the findings by a team of astronomers at Caltech led by Dr. Mike Brown.  (Photo by Caltech/Getty Images)

With Discovery of Dwarf Planet, Local Astronomer Says Scientists One Step Closer in Solving Mysteries of Outer Space

Could a recent discovery of a dwarf planet hint that a separate planet bigger than earth exists?

03/27/2014

(Images in red, green, and blue show the location of the newly discovered dwarf planet nicknamed "Biden."  Image by Scott S. Sheppard, Carnegie Institution for Science.  Used with permission)

Astronomers Announce Discovery of New ‘Dwarf’ Planet at Edge of Solar System

It’s official designation is 2012 VP113. The “VP” in the name inspired its nickname: Biden.

03/27/2014

(The empty lot that the Spring Garden Civic Association wants to turn into a dog run.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Plan For Gated, Leash-Optional Dog Park Divides Spring Garden Community

A community organization in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia wants to acquire a vacant lot and turn it into a private dog park.

03/26/2014

(credit: John McDevitt)

Philadelphia Civil Service Considers Replacing Some Paramedics With EMTs

The city will propose a new deployment model for paramedics and emergency medical technicians. It wants to replace one of two paramedics on city ambulances with an EMT.

03/26/2014

Michael Resnick, Director of Public Safety. (photo by John McDevitt)

Phila. Firefighters Union Opposes City’s Proposed Deployment Model for Paramedics and EMTS

The city will propose a new deployment model for paramedics and emergency medical technicians. It wants to replace one of two paramedics on city ambulances with an EMT.

03/25/2014

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter was in Center City Saturday getting people to sign up. for a health plan through the Affordable Care Act. (credit: John McDevitt)

Nutter Joins Effort To Get Uninsured To Enroll For Health Plan Under Affordable Care Act

The effort was called Sign Up Saturday. Volunteers with the Get Covered America campaign were getting uninsured folks to enroll in a plan for affordable coverage.

03/22/2014

(Photo provided by Phila. PD)

UPDATE: Police Make Arrest In Center City Stabbing Incident

Police announced they have made an arrest in connection with a stabbing Thursday night on South Camac Street, near Chestnut.

03/21/2014

(The lot in North Philadelphia where the animal remains were found. Credit: CBS3)

New York State Man Fined in North Phila. Mutilated Animal Probe

A New York hunter has been cited by the Pennsylvania Game Commission following the discovery earlier this month of the mutilated remains of a bobcat in a vacant lot at 31st and Jefferson Streets in the Brewerytown section of North Philadelphia.

03/20/2014

(Developer Bart Blatstein, left, with entertainment promoter Larry Magid, right.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Noted Promoter Hired To Help Program Entertainment For Proposed ‘Provence’ Casino

Magid was hired by developer Bart Blatstein (left). “We are obviously going to go for the biggest names,” Magid (right) said.

03/19/2014

(Assistant US attorney Robert Reed addressing attendees of seminar on the impact of trauma and violence on the criminal justice system.  Credit: John McDevitt)

Phila. Forum Highlights Growing Incidence of PTSD in City’s Children

Post-traumatic stress disorder, “PTSD,” is a malady commonly associated with war veterans. But children living in Philadelphia’s most violent neighborhoods are showing signs of it, too.

03/18/2014

(Credit: John McDevitt)

After School Scrabble Clubs Match Up In Tournament

A Philadelphia non-profit organization dedicated to keeping kids safe, active and engaged after school hosted a scrabble tournament at the parkway central library today.

03/15/2014

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Camden Police Dogs Get Equipped With Bullet Proof Vests

The two K-9 police dogs on Camden County Metro Division’s force are now equipped with custom fitted bullet proof vests thanks to a non-profit animal organization.

03/15/2014

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