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

Artist Betsy Stirratt. (credit: John McDevitt/KYW)

New Exhibit Opens Today At Mutter Museum In Phila.

The exhibit opens today and runs through July 8th.


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Construction Underway Along North Broad Street For New Buildings That Will House Luxury Apartments, Businesses

Digging is underway at two long time surface parking lots on the east and west side of Broad Street at Callowhill.


Chris DiPinto created a guitar for late singer David Bowie.  (photo credit John McDevitt)

Philadelphia Man Once Created Glam Rock Guitar For David Bowie

KYW’s John McDevitt spoke with a Philadelphia man who made a guitar for the late David Bowie and a bandmate.


Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams (credit: Mike DeNardo)

District Attorney Seth Williams Responds To Ambush Gunman Being Charged

Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams says Officer Hartnett is blessed.


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Scholarship Fund Created For Young Children Of Phila. Officers Killed, Permanently Disabled In The Line Of Duty

A new scholarship fund has been created for young children of Philadelphia Police killed or permanently injured in the line of duty.


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Iconic Cherry Hill Nightclub Closes Its Doors After Nearly Four Decades

After 37 years, a Cherry Hill, New Jersey landmark has gone of business due to bankruptcy. The music stopped at the Coastline Bar and Grill Sunday night.


Event in Philadelphia on December 5, 2015. (Photo credit: Zia Hiltey)

Philly-Based Pro Wrestling Company Looks Forward To Another Season

An independent pro wrestling company based in Philadelphia for more than a decade continues to slam industry traditions.


File photo of disco ball (credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

Iconic Cherry Hill Nightclub Closing Its Doors After Nearly Four Decades

After 37 years, a Cherry Hill, New Jersey landmark is going out of business due to bankruptcy. The music stops at the Coastline Bar and Grill Sunday night.


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Fancy Brigades Compete At Finale Shows On New Year’s Day

The Fancy Brigade Finale shows is an extension of the Mummers Parade but indoors at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.


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Easing Financial Fears During Gray Divorce

There is a trend in gray divorce. More and more couples married 30, 40 and even 50 years are calling it quits.


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FedEx Opening Express Counters On Christmas Day

If you’re last-minute FedEx shipment didn’t arrive on Christmas Eve, hope may not be lost.


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For Local Non – Profit, Donations This Season Are Low; Despite Request At A Record High

Every year Martin Luther King Jr. Association for non violence and their partners throw a party for more than 500 kids and their families. At these parties, the kids get toys, clothing, and food to take home.



Judge Finds Rapper Meek Mill Guilty Of Probation Violations

Rapper Meek Mill faces a potential prison sentence early next year after a judge in Philadelphia found the rapper guilty of probation violations.


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“Coldilocks” Celebrates Her 35th Birthday At Philadelphia Zoo

There was a big birthday bash at the Philadelphia Zoo today for the oldest polar bear in the United States. Birthday girl “Coldilocks” is 35 years old!


A new education center is planned on the site of a reservoir abandoned by the city 50 years ago. (credit: John McDevitt/KYW)

Plans For New Education Center At Site Of Abandoned Reservoir In Fairmount Park

An abandoned reservoir in Fairmount Park, inaccessible to the public for decades, will the new site of an outdoor discovery center.




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