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
‘Words At Play.’ That’s the name of a vocabulary initiative launched Saturday for pre-kindergarten kids in socioeconomic disadvantaged neighborhoods.
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.
At the school’s Liacouras Center, on North Broad Street, some 9,000 students received degrees.
This show paints the Mongolian conqueror not as a ruthless barbarian but as a great civilizer of humankind.
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.
Larry Dubinski, president and chief executive of the Franklin Institute, said the 5th annual Philadelphia Science Festival was bigger and better than ever.
The Italian Market is celebrating its 100th anniversary, with events being held every month until the end of the year.
The historic Eastern State Penitentiary, in Fairmount, launches its 2015 season with new art installations and a free open house on Friday evening.
It’s that time of year when animal activists and others notice a surge of cats living on the street near college campuses.
Autism Speaks and Hersha Hospitality Management, or HHM a hospitality investment firm, hosted area families of autistic children at the zoo.
A free community shredding event was held Saturday outside the CBS Broadcast Center in the Spring Garden section of the city.
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.
“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.”
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.
Thousands showed up today at a job fair at the Collingswood Ballroom, hosted by the Camden County Freeholders.