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

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Expect A Lot Of Company On Roads If Traveling For Thanksgiving

AAA-Mid-Atlantic projects the roads will be the busiest in nine years.

11/15/2016

Photo credit: KYW's John McDevitt

‘Bat-Friendly’ Booze? Pilot Program Aims To Protect Eco-System Of Mexican Grown Plant

A hologram label that says “bat friendly” and it appears on the side of a bottle of Siembra Valles Ancestral, a fine mezcal from Siembra spirits.

11/12/2016

One of the units at Flotation Philly. (Credit: John McDevitt)

Trendy Therapy Helping People Soak Stress Away

Many say flotation therapy helps people rest, relax, recover and re-balance.

11/11/2016

Trump posters in the window of Weblinc's Center City HQ. (credit: John McDevitt)

Local Employees Consider Emigration Following Trump Election

Donald Trump’s victory as the next Commander in Chief has some Americans looking into the possibility of moving to another country.

11/10/2016

Seth Williams (credit: John McDevitt)

Seth Williams Announces New Protocol For Police-Involved Shooting Cases

The Philadelphia District Attorney announces a new protocol in the investigation and prosecution of officer involved cases.

11/10/2016

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‘I Find It Very, Very Scary’ Middle Eastern, Muslim Communities React To Trump Victory

Reaction was coming in Wednesday from Philadelphia’s Middle Eastern and Muslim communities on the election of Donald Trump as the nation’s 45th president.

11/09/2016

Photo credit: KYW's John McDevitt

Puppies Help Destress Anxious Voters

Silas the three-month-old Springer Spaniel mix and Spanky the three-month-old Pitbull mix were destressing voters and acting as ambassadors for all the animals at the Pennsylvania SPCA or PSPCA.

11/08/2016

(credit: John McDevitt)

Zipcar Offering Free Cars To Help Voters Get To Polls

It’s a drive to encourage voting.

11/04/2016

Spencer Iversen
(credit: John McDevitt)

SEPTA Strike Means Brisk Business For Car Rental Offices

It’s been extremely busy at car rental offices in the region because of the SEPTA strike.

11/04/2016

Gaudio's Animated Wonderland returns to South Jersey this year. (Credit: John McDevitt)

Popular Christmas Wonderland Crosses The Delaware River…Again

Gaudio’s Animated Wonderland is in a new South Jersey location after a brief stint in Philadelphia.

11/03/2016

(credit: John McDevitt)

Philly DA’s Office Prepares For Election Day With Election Fraud Task Force

The Philadelphia District Attorney’s office is preparing for the Presidential election on Tuesday.

11/02/2016

John Cooper of Dad's Hat Pennsylvania Rye Whiskey  (credit: John McDevitt)

Cheers! Week Of Events Celebrates Craft Spirits Made At Philly-Area Distilleries

People are raising their glasses at Philly Craft Spirits Week running at various venues now through Friday, November 4.

10/29/2016

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Yards Brewing Company Crosses The Delaware…Avenue

They officially announced their relocation into to a new, high-tech facility.

10/27/2016

"Spring Thing" (credit: John McDevitt)

Home Inventors Pitch Wares For Shot At $50K Marketing Prize

One of the largest marketers of “As Seen On TV” products was in Philadelphia on Wednesday to select the winner of a competition to take the at home inventor’s product to the next level.

10/26/2016

Photo credit: KYW's John McDevitt

If Your House Is Haunted, Do You Have To Disclose It?

Some states, yes, some states, no…

10/25/2016

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