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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A big celebration is planned along a stretch Philadelphia’s historic area for the opening of The Museum Of the American Revolution.


A Sneak Peek Inside The Museum Of The American Revolution

The new Museum Of The American Revolution opens to the public on Wednesday, and KYW’s John McDevitt has a sneak peak.


Nearly 100 Non Profit Organizations Took Part In Eagles 4th Annual Care Summit

The Philadelphia Eagles hosted it’s 4th annual Care Summit Tuesday where nearly 100 non profit organizations spent the day learning how to strengthen their outreach efforts.


Drexel University Opens New Wellness Hub

Drexel University has opened the Community Wellness HUB at 36th and Spring Garden Streets in West Philadelphia.


Celebrity Animal Trainer Debuts New Dog Training Book

A celebrity animal trainer is out with a book on how to train a dog in seven days.


‘Piranha Falls’ Now Open At Adventure Aquarium

The Amazon Rainforest comes to life at Adventure Aquarium in Camden.


Vintage Neon Signs Light Up Windows Of Pop-Up Art Gallery In Philadelphia

Vintage neon signs that once belonged to Philadelphia-area businesses are back on display. But this time as part of a temporary art gallery in University City.


National Effort Focuses On Giving Free Screenings To Working Dogs

A Bucks county veterinary facility in Langhorne will be providing free eye examinations next month to Police K-9’s and other service animals in the tri-state area.


Hundreds Celebrate ‘International Pillow Fight Day’ In Washington Square Park

Massive pillow fights were held around the world Saturday, including here in Philadelphia.


Museum Of The American Revolution Is Almost Ready For Visitors

Final touches are being put on the Museum of the American Revolution in Old City. It opens to the public on April 19.


Local Organization Helps Rebuild Low Income Homes In West Philadelphia

Sixteen low income home owners in the Belmont neighborhood of Philadelphia are getting major repairs done for free over the next three days.


Local Bakery Helps Celebrate Anniversary With Eight Tier Free Cake

The candles were lit and happy birthday was sung to a food magazine for its first anniversary as more than two hundred people lined up for free cake Thursday at the reading terminal market.


Therapy Chickens? Backyard Hen Brings Comfort To Many In Philly Area

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Local Students Are Honored For Their Work At Annual Science Fair

A science fair opened to Philadelphia school students held it’s award ceremony for the 38th year.


Adventure Aquarium Celebrates Button The Hippo’s 20th Birthday

There was a big birthday bash for Button the hippopotamus Wednesday at Adventure Aquarium in Camden.


Philadelphia Zoo Looks For Teen Volunteers For Upcoming Summer Program

ZooCREW or Zoo Champions for Restoring Endangered Wildlife has been a volunteer program at the Philadelphia Zoo since 2006.


Snow Slows Flower Show Attendance; Attendees Wait Until Final Weekend To Smell The Roses

Numbers were down Tuesday and Wednesday, but things picked up closer to the weekend.


Remembering And Celebrating Irish Traditions At Irish Memorial In Philadelphia

Mayor Jim Kenney was there talking about religious persecution Irish immigrants once faced in the city.


Vote For PSPCA’s Violet In ‘Tournament Of Tails’ Competition

It’s March Madness for shelter dogs and cats.


Independence National Historical Park Feeling Impact Of Government Hiring Freeze

Visitors and employees of Independence National Historical Park are feeling the impact of the government’s hiring freeze with the closure of some historic sites and a set of restrooms.


Local Trump Supporter Gets Inauguration Invitation…Two Months Late

As President Trump enters the halfway point of his first 100 days in office, a local man finds out he had an opportunity to be there on day one.


New Jersey Students Practice Reading Skills With Four-Legged Friends

Students from Brookfield Schools, ages 10 to 17, read to dogs at Camden County Animal Shelter.


Cats Rescued From Shelters Used To Help Businesses With Rodent Control

“Working Cat” is a program where some hard to place shelter animals are getting jobs and homes.


Philly To Host World Arm Wrestling Eastern Classic

It being called the fastest growing underground sport…..Professional Arm Wrestling.


Rowan University Hosts 6th Annual ‘Mustache March’

Rowan University in Glassboro was host to the 6th annual Mustache March on Thursday afternoon.


Volunteers Celebrate ‘Read Across America’ Week With Young Students In North Philly

About 100 men volunteered to read to the Mastery Frederick Douglass Elementary School in North Philadelphia as part of a nationwide celebration.


What Not To Bring! TSA Has Tips To Reduce Wait Time At Airport Security Checkpoints

When traveling by air, remember what you are carrying on you or in your bags when going through security checkpoints at the airport.


Queen Village School Launches Italian Language Program For Young Students

A Queen Village elementary school has launched a pilot Italian language program for kindergarten, first, and second grades.


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Zoo visitors sang happy birthday to four Black-and-white Ruffed Lemurs for their first birthday.


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The Bodyguard is a Broadway-style musical and a concert where R&B superstar Deborah Cox portrays Rachel Marron, the role Whitney Houston played in the movie.




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