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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Philadelphia Students Take Part In Ballroom Dance Competition

Some Philadelphia school children participating in a Ballroom Dancing competition learned more than just dance steps on Tuesday.


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Wilmington Firefighter Honored As Hero At Memorial Service

Lt. Hope was the third firefighter killed in the September 24 row house arson.



Quaker School For Students With Learning Disabilities Adds Lower Grade Program

The addition of the grades will make Delaware Valley the only friends school in the Philadelphia region for students with learning differences in elementary up to high school.


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Local Effort To Help Older Adults Reduce Risk Of Loneliness

The program is called “Expand Your Circles.”


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There Were 35 Suspected Drug Overdoses In 5 Day Period In Philadelphia

The opioid epidemic is causing great concern in the region.


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Philly College Students Take Part In Gingerbread House Competition

Some interior design students at Moore College of Art & Design broke up into three groups in a gingerbread-style competition.


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Foundry That Cast Liberty Bell To Close In May

The London England bell foundry that made bells around world, including the Liberty Bell, since the 1500s is closing its doors for good in May.


Artifacts recovered from the site of the new museum. (credit: John McDevitt)

Artifacts Found In Museum Site Tell Stories Of Early Philadelphia

An illegal tavern run out of a family home is one of those stories.


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Medics Impromptu Plan Helps Locate Man In Need Of Medical Help In Delaware County

Officials say a man suffering from dementia fell in his Chester City home Friday and called 9-1-1 for help, but was unable to tell the dispatcher where he was.


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Santa Brings Elves, Gifts, Scuba Gear To Adventure Aquarium

Jolly Old St. Nick paid a visit to Adventure Aquarium in Camden on Friday, arriving via jet ski.


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Special BEARthday Celebration At Philadelphia Zoo

Visitors and staff sang happy birthday to Kayla — the four-year-old Sloth bear.


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PSPCA Adoption Event Seeks ‘Purrfect’ Homes For 30 Kittens

It’s called “Whisker Wonderland.” A pet adoption event placing kittens in good homes.


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Toy Drive Benefits Kids With Parents In Prison

A toy and book drive is being held to bring joy and connection to families separated by incarceration.


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New ‘Jurassic World’ Exhibit Features Life-Like Animations At Franklin Institute

The Jurassic World exhibition is underway at the Franklin Institute through April 23rd.


NEW ORLEANS - MAY 30: Homeless kittens look up from the cage at Animal Rescue New Orleans headquarters May 30, 2007 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The grass-roots group shelters animals that were left behind following Hurricane Katrina or have been separated from their owners. According to the LA/SPCA about 104,000 pets were left behind after the storm and 88,700 pets are still unaccounted for.

A Giving Tuesday Donation That Helps Local Homeless Pets

An anonymous donor will match donations up to $10,000 for the Stella Fund on Giving Tuesday.




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