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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Free Library Of Philadelphia Launches Vocabulary Initiative For Underprivileged Kids

‘Words At Play.’ That’s the name of a vocabulary initiative launched Saturday for pre-kindergarten kids in socioeconomic disadvantaged neighborhoods.

05/09/2015

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Gloucester County Couple Charged After Man’s Young Daughter Seriously Injured

The toddler’s father, 25-year-old Jacob Lihn of Sewell and a woman he lived with, 24-year-old Jennifer Pandorf, were charged Friday with aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of a child.

05/09/2015

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Temple U. Holds Its 128th Commencement

At the school’s Liacouras Center, on North Broad Street, some 9,000 students received degrees.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/08/2015

(The visage of Genghis Khan peers from a banner over the entrance of the Franklin Institute, at 20th and The Parkway.  Photo by John McDevitt)

‘Genghis Khan’ Exhibit at Franklin Institute Puts New Spin on Conqueror’s Reputation

This show paints the Mongolian conqueror not as a ruthless barbarian but as a great civilizer of humankind.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/07/2015

(The Philadelphia civic flag, at right behind the arc of balloons, seemed disinclined to unfurl during ceremonies marking its 120th anniversary.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Plaque Dedication Marks 120th Anniversary of Creation of Philadelphia’s Flag

The next time you jog up the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, take a moment to notice the azure blue and golden yellow flag on the righthand side. It’s Philadelphia’s “civic” flag.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/05/2015

Philadelphia Science Festival

Philadelphia Science Festival Wrapped Up With Carnival On The Parkway

Larry Dubinski, president and chief executive of the Franklin Institute, said the 5th annual Philadelphia Science Festival was bigger and better than ever.

05/02/2015

(A huge portrait mural of Frank Rizzo, the late Philadelphia mayor, keeps watch over the "Italian Market" section of South Ninth Street, in South Philadelphia.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Italian Market, a South Philly Icon, Gears Up for Celebration of Its 100th Year

The Italian Market is celebrating its 100th anniversary, with events being held every month until the end of the year.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/01/2015

(A mural by artist Jesse Krimes, recreating one he painted on prison bedsheets, is installed in a cell at Eastern State Penitentiary.  Photo by John McDevitt)

New Artworks Accompany Seasonal Opening of Eastern State Penitentiary

The historic Eastern State Penitentiary, in Fairmount, launches its 2015 season with new art installations and a free open house on Friday evening.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/30/2015

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Abandoned Cats Growing Problem For Philly Neighborhoods Near College Campuses

It’s that time of year when animal activists and others notice a surge of cats living on the street near college campuses.

04/29/2015

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Autistic Children And Their Families Participate In Scavenger Hunt At The Zoo

Autism Speaks and Hersha Hospitality Management, or HHM a hospitality investment firm, hosted area families of autistic children at the zoo.

04/28/2015

People shred personal documents at CBS3's annual shredding event. (credit: John McDevitt)

Dozens In Philadelphia Shred Past For Safer Future

A free community shredding event was held Saturday outside the CBS Broadcast Center in the Spring Garden section of the city.

04/25/2015

(Scuba divers reset the course between each competitor. Photo by John McDevitt)

Area Schoolkids Compete in Underwater Robotics Challenge

At the tenth annual Greater Philadelphia Sea Perch Challenge, hundreds of spectators in the bleachers were cheering on their favorite competitors as they maneuvered their robots through obstacle courses and a simulated recovery mission.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/24/2015

(Philadelphia fire commissioner Derrick Sawyer, at the ceremony marking ten years of the joint PFD/USAF program.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Phila. Fire Department Marks 10th Year of Providing Specialized Training to US Air Force

“I want to thank the Air Force for being a partner,” fire commissioner Derrick Sawyer said today, “because you could have chosen another fire department.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/23/2015

(A dog undergoes training with the Throw Away Dogs Project.  Photo provided)

K9 Training Fundraiser Tonight in Clifton Heights, Pa.

Nick & Lou’s Pines Diner, in the Penn Pines Shopping Center, says it will donate 20 percent of all guest bills between 4pm and 9pm to the Throw Away Dogs Project.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/23/2015

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Event in Camden County Offers Opportunities and Image Tips for Job Seekers

Thousands showed up today at a job fair at the Collingswood Ballroom, hosted by the Camden County Freeholders.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/22/2015

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