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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Wizard World Comic Con Returns To Pennsylvania Convention Center

Pop culture fans will be able to meet their heroes at Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia that gets underway Thursday afternoon at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.


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Police Seek Public’s Help In Murder Of Elderly Man In Southwest Philly

Police are offering a $20,000 reward for information that helps lead to an arrest an conviction of those responsible.


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Eastern State Penitentiary Hosts ‘Prison Food Weekend’

As part of it’s educational programming Eastern State Penitentiary Historic site in Fairmount is hosting “Prison Food Weekend.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/01/2016

A dog bites a trainer during a defence and attack training session at the K9 school and hospital of Middle East Kennel Cub at Nahr al-Kalb area north of Beirut on October 27, 2010. The Club is the largest in the Middle East, it has more than 400 dogs and clients bring their K9 pets to be trained, bred and hospitalized. AFP PHOTO/JOSEPH EID (Photo credit should read JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images)

How To Avoid A Bite From An Aggressive Dog

In the event you encounter a threatening dog or dogs they first thing to do is try to stay calm.


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Visitors Celebrate Memorial Day With Trip To Historic Cemetary

Memorial day is a time to remember those of all wars who sacrificed their lives for our country. Visitors to a historic cemetery in old city were doing just that.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/28/2016

Photo credit: KYW's John McDevitt

Hammer Of Glory Relay Returns To Kickoff 2016 Philadelphia Beer Week

The Hammer Of Glory, a 10 pound sledge hammer is a mascot of sorts for Philly Beer Week. Each year participants come up with outlandish ways to bring the HOG from one stop to another. There are nearly 30 stops in the relay this year.


Students honored with achievement awards. Photo credit: KYW's John McDevitt

Students At Overbook School For The Blind Honored With Achievement Awards

Visually impaired students and some with additional challenges were singled out for their achievements this school year.


Louis enjoying his birthday at the Philadelphia Zoo. (Credit: John McDevitt)

Guests Go Bananas At Philadelphia Zoo Birthday Party

Zoo visitors sang Happy Birthday to Louis the Western Lowland Gorilla. He’s 17.


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Riding Into The Holiday Weekend At The Devon Horse Show

Horses and riders are arriving today in Chester County for the 120th Devon Horse Show and Country Fair.


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Horse Hit With Paintballs, Abandoned In Lancaster County Gets New Home

A 20-year-old abused horse, who was shot dozens of times at close range with paintballs in Lancaster County in March, will now get to spend the rest of her life being treated like a star on a farm in New Jersey.


JMA (now Commonwealth Heritage Group) archaeologists at work in Carter’s Alley on the MoAR site.  Summer 2014.
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American Revolution Museum Construction Unearths Artifacts

More than 82,000 artifact pieces were uncovered during construction.


Steam Fitters Local 420 at the expo.
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Middle School Students Attend STEM Expo

The kids had the opportunity to learn more career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.


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Volunteers Help Revitalize School In Strawberry Mansion

When the elementary students at Ethel Allen Promise Academy in the Strawberry Mansion section of the city go back to school on Monday, they may be wondering if their in the right place.


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Program To Support Female Inmates Training At-Risk Shelter Dogs Gets $10K Grant

A community foundation and public charity organization has awarded a grant to a prison-dog training program dedicated to improving the life of inmates and saving the lives of dogs.


KYW Newsradio's Hadas Kuznits and John Mcdevitt playing with puppies delivered by Uber.

Uber Delivers Puppy Play Dates, Some To CBS Broadcast Center

Fifteen minute puppy play dates were in demand Thursday.




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