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
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The SEPTA transit strike comes as roadwork takes place in several areas in the region. AAA Mid-Atlantic is offering travel tips.
As more states work on the legalization of medical marijuana, studies show that “drugged driving” accidents are becoming more prevalent especially among motorist under 25-years-old.
A national television show where contestants combine unexpected food items to make a so-called “Frankenfood” premiers later this month.
Lower Merion Community Watch partnered with the Lower Merion Police Department for training classes to increase the eyes looking for crime.
Hundreds of Point Breeze students may not recognize their schools when they return to class on Monday. About 1,000 volunteers gave some schools and a community center a make-over on Saturday.
After Ryan Fitch’s arraignment Thursday afternoon, his parents told KYW Newsradio that they planned on coming up with the required $25,000 to get him out of jail.
New York artist Roxy Paine and his crew installed a 34-foot high, 3.5 tons of stainless steel sculpture called “Symbiosis”
Philadelphia has been selected in a national competition as one of seven cities to encourage youth mentorship in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (“STEM”).
In the words of Tacony Community Development Corporation’s executive director, Alex Balloon, “Good design translates to good business.”
Memorial Day observances have been held at the Korean War Memorial for the past eleven years.
Even though the sky was covered with clouds for a good part of the day Saturday, that didn’t stop the fun.
Kevin McCloskey of Philadelphia, who was wounded while fighting in Afghanistan in 2008, will be one of the speakers.
Pennsylvania is now the 19th state to legalize same sex marriage.