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

SugarHouse Employees Help With Hurricane Relief

Employees of the SugarHouse Casino are spent their break-times on Thursday packing hygiene kits for those affected by the recent hurricanes.


SEPTA Caters To Commuters With Plan To ‘Upgrade Suburban Station’

It’s been about 15-years since suburban station’s concourse got significant improvement work done.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/10/2017

SEPTA Unveils Newly Upgraded Bus Station In West Philly

SEPTA Unveils Newly Upgraded Bus Station In West Philly

A ribbon cutting was held Tuesday morning for a newly constructed SEPTA bus station in West Philadelphia. 


Section Of Broad Street Renamed After Former City Council President

A section of Broad Street is honorably renamed after Philadelphia’s first female City Council President.


Amtrak Unveils Next-Generation Trains Sets To Replace Acela Express Trains

Amtrak Unveils Next-Generation Train Sets To Replace Acela Express Current Trains

Amtrak unveils the outside look of the new high-speed trains scheduled to operate on the Northeast corridor in 2021.


Experience Terror On Two Wheels In Philly Segway Ghost Tour

Here’s something to get you in the spirit of Halloween: a unique ghost tour through some of the oldest parts of Philadelphia.


Jill Scott, LaBelle Among Philadelphia Music Alliance’s 2017 Walk Of Fame Honorees

Several markers were added Wednesday to celebrate those who made Philly an active music city.


13th Annual DesignPhiladelphia Festival Looks To Celebrate With Over 100 Events

The kickoff party is Wednesday, and the festival runs through Saturday October 14.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/03/2017

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Local Woman Organizing Effort To Get Help To Hurricane-Ravaged Island Off Puerto Rico Coast

Thousands of people on a small remote island off the eastern coast of Puerto Rico are among those coping with the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria. A former Philadelphian who has called the island home for about a year is involved in an effort get help there. 


New Exhibit At Academy Of Natural Sciences Digs Into Dinosaur Eggs

It’s called Tiny Titans: Dinosaur Eggs and Babies.


Efforts Underway To Help Florida Shelter Animals Impacted By Hurricane Irma

The Pennsylvania SPCA is taking in some cats and dogs from Florida to aid in the displaced pet situation in the wake of Hurricane Irma. 


Thousands Celebrate Recovery With Walk Through Old City

Those in recovery and their allies participated in the 16th annual PRO-ACTrecovery Walk.


Philadelphia Orchestra Will Perform Free Sensory-Friendly Concert

The Radetzky March is one of the pieces in the program for the sensory-friendly Philadelphia orchestra concert.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/22/2017

New PLCB Rules Uncorking Controversy Among Area Restaurateurs

Starting Oct. 1, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is implementing some enhancements to the special order program.


‘Terror’ Returns To Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary national historic site is getting ready to hold its biggest fundraiser of the year.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/19/2017

Ping Pong Lounge Opens In Center City

A new social club in Center City Philadelphia is opening Friday night and is planning to to serve up a bunch of fun.


Culinary Arts, Performing Arts Join Forces For ‘Feastival’

This is the 8th year for Feastival. It’s a big party with amazing food drink and performance.


Gargoyles Land In Fairmount As ‘Terror Behind The Walls’ Gets Set To Return

Two winged, smoke breathing, giant gargoyles known as “Frank” and “Carson” were hoisted into place atop Eastern State Penitentiary, just in time for their Halloween fundraiser “Terror Behind the Walls.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/12/2017

Students Get Warm Welcome At Annual College Fest In Center City

Thousands of students were having a blast at Dilworth Park in Center City for CollegeFest 2017, an annual, all-day welcome party put on by Campus Philly.


First-Ever OktoBEARfest On Tap At Philadelphia Zoo

Unlimited samples of seasonal fall brews and ciders will be available through out the zoological garden.


Philadelphia Looking For Next Poet Laureate

If you are committed to the power of poetry and are willing to engage people in neighborhoods across the city, you may want to consider a chance to become Philadelphia’s next Poet Laureate.


Philadelphia’s Social Issues Highlighted In New Art Exhibit

A unique experimental installation exploring the city’s past, present, and possible future is taking place over the next three months at a Philadelphia museum.


Tour Center City’s Historic New Hotel

It sat vacant for two decades, and now it’s downtown Philadelphia’s newest hotel.


Local Arts Education Programs Get A Financial Boost From Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance

Local Arts Education Programs Get A Financial Boost From Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance

Two learning programs for pre-k students in the region are getting a financial boost from an organization dedicated to saving the arts.


Meat Cutters Compete For Rare Chance At Flyers Skate Zone In New Jersey

Fifteen of the restaurant chain’s meat cutters in New Jersey and Pennsylvania got an hour prepare as many high quality steaks from three loins.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/05/2017

Camden County Program Offers Therapeutic Horseback Riding For Residents With Special Needs

There are four horses that are used in the therapy program at DREAM Equestrian Park in Logan Township.


Philly Zoo Invites People To Watch Eclipse, And The Animals

How will animals react during the upcoming eclipse? You can help experts figure than out through your observations.


PECO's Tree Trimming Benefiting Philadelphia Zoo Animals

PECO’s Tree Trimming Benefiting Philadelphia Zoo Animals

Animals at the Philadelphia Zoo are benefiting from an area utilities company’s preventative tree trimming program.


Philadelphia Restaurant Offering A ‘Mug Club’ To Its Loyal Customers

At Brauhaus Schmitz in the 700 block of South Street, memberships for its “mug club” are $80 a year and $60 to renew. You get a beer mug that hangs on a numbered hook high on a wall.




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