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
By John McDevitt PHILADELPHIA (CBS)–The Pa. Turnpike pile-up yesterday had a lot of motorists, who were stuck for hours, making sure winter emergency preparedness kits are well stocked in their trunks “Oh it will be [...]
“It’s been a rough winter for all of us,” admits Joe Lostritto. “We are dealing with it. We deal and cope, and move on.”
The dogs will now go through SEPTA explosives training class, and will go into in the field in mid-April.
Peco electrical crews are bracing for another winter whammy on Thursday. It is unclear whether workers will be available from other jurisdictions if needed.
The purpose of the investigation is not to point the finger, but to see if any improvements can be made predicting or handling power outages.
Demolition of seven structures is about to get underway to make room for a $20-million mix-use apartment complex at 3rd and Market Streets in Old City.
Insurance adjusters are working overtime thanks to the recent ice storm.
“Mother Nature had a little hissy fit, and we are seeing a lot of crazy stuff out there,” says Tony Hoffman, owner of Ace Public Adjusters, in Northeast Philadelphia.
With scores of accidents all over the region because of traffic lights not operating due to the power outages, law enforcement officials have a safety reminder for you.
Greater Philadelphia area residents without power are finding novel ways to keep things running close to normal.
It could take days before full power is restored to residents in the area knocked off line yesterday due to the weather. One of the hardest hit areas was Chester county.
“We are in a crisis here,” says Mary Davis of Davis Feed Mill, in Rushland (Bucks County), Pa. Her company sells salt in bulk but has had to institute rationing.
The annual Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention is drawing thousands to the Pennsylvania Convention center this weekend.
A new cabaret show staring entertainer Justin Guarini will premiere at the Bucks County playhouse on Valentine’s Day weekend.
CHOP patient Camden Divert, 10, of Pottsville, Pa., was all smiles today when he got to meet about ten therapy dogs.