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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

This dog models a Crayola Crayon costume in Philadelphia. OCT. 27, 2015 (photo credit John McDevitt)

Region Sees Boom In Halloween Costumes For Pets

It’s a growing trend… pet owners dressing up their pets for Halloween.

Business is brisk at “The Pet Snobs Boutique” on 4th near South Street in Society Hill, where you can pick up a Halloween costume for your dog or cat ranging in price from about $5 to $30.


Dogs strutted their stuff Saturday at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. (Credit: John McDevitt)

Mutts Strut Their Stuff At PAWS Fundraiser

The “Mutt Strut” was held Saturday inside the Philadelphia Navy Yard.


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ACLU Files Class Action Lawsuit On Behalf Of Individuals In PA Found Incompetent To Stand Trial

The ACLU filed a class action law suit on behalf of hundreds of people in Pennsylvania with severe mental illness awaiting court ordered mental health services known as competency restoration treatment.


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Philly Elementary School In National Spotlight For Being Healthy

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation recognized Anne Frank Elementary School.


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South Jersey Candy Store Filling Holiday Candy Orders From Around The World

The homemade candy canes at Giambri’s Quality Sweets in Clementon are sought after from around the world thanks to the Internet.


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More Than 130 Films To Be Shown At Philadelphia Film Festival

It starts Thursday, October 22 and runs through Sunday, November 1 at various venues in the city.


Succulent Plants (Photo Credit: Thinkstock)

Freeze Warning In Select Counties Brings Threat To Fall Harvest

According to Lance Frank, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Mount Holly, there are some precautions you may want to take.


(File photo:  the scene of the deadly building collapse at 22nd and Market Streets in which six people died.  Credit: CBS3)

Demolition Contractor Facing 6 Counts Of Murder In Building Collapse On Witness Stand For 2nd Day

The pictures of the six people that died in the collapse were set up on an easel in front of 51-year-old Griffin Campbell.


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Contractor Takes Stand In Building Collapse Trial

The demolition contractor facing charges in the 2013 Center City building collapse was called to the stand in his own defense Wednesday.


(credit: Bensalem Police Department)

Man Accused Of Murdering 14 Year-Old Bensalem Girl 31 Years Ago Arraigned In Bucks County

In August of 1984, 14-year-old Barbara Rowan was murdered in Bensalem and her alleged killer, George Shaw, was arrested in Florida earlier this month.


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Local Organization That Cares For Displaced Animals Needs Your Help

The Red Paw Emergency Relief Team could use your help. Their supply shelves are nearly empty.


Kids testing out transformers. (credit: John McDevitt)

Area Mom Bloggers, Children Check Out Hottest Toys For Holiday Season

Two area mom-bloggers hosted a mixer at the Franklin Institute on Saturday showcasing some of the hottest products of the season.


(Credit:  Matt Rivers)

SEPTA’s Bill For Pope Weekend Is In And It’s Much Higher Than Budgeted

SEPTA is out with numbers from Pope weekend.


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‘Terror Behind The Walls’ Celebrates Its 25th Year With 2 New Attractions

You could be sliding, climbing, even crawling through “Terror Behind The Walls” Halloween attraction at Eastern State Penitentiary historic site this year.


(credit: John McDevitt/KYW)

Praying Mantises More Visible To The Casual Observer This Time Of Year

This time of year, the insects are more visible to the casual observer.




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