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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

This Philadelphia Science Musuem Has A Tour You Have To Hear, And See

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway has an audio tour that takes you to 12 areas of the museum.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/29/2017

Philly Zoo Amphibian Conservationists Head To Ecuador

The Philadelphia Zoo’s Amphibian conservation biologist is currently in Southern Ecuador giving guidance to conservationist there.


MANNA Honors Longtime Philadelphia Philanthropist

An organization that serves nutritious meals to people with chronic illness honors one of its long time supporters at its new Spring Garden facility.


Tiger Cub Born At Philadelphia Zoo Finds New Home

The baby Amur tiger was born July 10 at the Philadelphia Zoo was the only surviving cub in the litter of five.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/25/2017

Weekend Of Events Planned For Ocean City’s ‘Night In Venice’

A big weekend of entertainment is planned in Ocean City.


Philadelphia ‘Heatline’ To Be Active For Second Day

The Philadelphia Corporation for Aging will activate its heatline on Friday for a second day.


High School Students Learn About Veterinary Medicine At UPenn Summer Camp

High school students from around the world interested in pursuing a career in health and science are participating in summer camps this week at the University of Pennsylvania.


Reshaping The Use Of Eakins Oval With ‘The Oval+’

Summer programming, activities, and events will take place for a fifth year on Eakins Oval and two other parks along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.


The Palm Philadelphia Gets Ready To Reopen Its Doors

An iconic center city restaurant re-opens Saturday after being closed for nearly a year and a half for extensive renovations.


USO Joins Forces With SugarHouse To Send Care Packages Overseas

Volunteers were treated to a performance from the USO show troupe as speaker after speaker thanked those gathered for their support.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/12/2017

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Baby Sumatran Orangutan Dies At Philadelphia Zoo Shortly After Being Born

The zoo announced Tuesday that the baby orangutan behaved normally through the afternoon and early evening after it was born on Sunday, but died overnight.


Philly Zoo’s Newest Baby Gorilla Gets A Name

A Western lowland gorilla born in early June at the Philadelphia Zoo now has a name. The little guy’s mother actually picked the name on Wednesday.


Franklin Institute Add City’s Most Hi-Tech Escape Room Games

Two new hi-tech escape room games are now at the Franklin Institute that have participants utilizing skills essential to the science fields.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/27/2017

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Biz Markie Kicks Off Penn’s Landing RiverRink Summerfest

Amusement rides and boardwalk style games are a part of this year’s Summerfest at the Riverrink along Penn’s Landing.


Pennsylvania SPCA Celebrates 150th Anniversary

The PSPCA is the second oldest animal welfare organization in the country — founded June 21, 1867.


Burlington County Elementary School Rewarded With New Playground For Recycling Efforts

The new playground at Hawthorne Park Elementary School in Willingboro is made from recycled materials.


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Free Skin Cancer Screenings Were Being Offered At Dilworth Park

More than 2 million people are diagnosed with skin cancer annually. It’s the most common form of cancer in the United States.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/13/2017

Historic Strawberry Mansion Hosts 9th Annual Strawberry Festival

Visitors were able to pick strawberries right off the plant and pop them in their mouths, if they wished.


North Philly Pet Shelter Offering Free Adoptions

A city animal shelter facility in North Philadelphia is at capacity. ACCT Philly is offering free dog and cat adoptions in an effort to save as many lives as possible.


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Two Baby Raccoons Found In Trash Bag, Left For Dead

A passerby noticed a moving trash bag in the area of Lawrence Street off Pattison and Packer Avenues in South Philadelphia.


Treadmill Challenge Held In Center City To Raise Money For Homeless

Treadmill Challenge Held In Center City To Raise Money For Homeless

To coincide with Global Running Day, a treadmill challenge is being held in Center City Wednesday.


Philadelphia Zoo Gorilla Gives Birth To Healthy Baby After Difficult Labor

It wasn’t your typical birth as human doctors assisted veterinarians to deliver a baby gorilla at the Philadelphia zoo.


Having Fun In The Mud, For A Good Cause

A fun run with a serious mission takes place this weekend in Glenn Mills, Delaware County.


Barnes Foundation Hosts Flamenco Dance Concert

Pasión y Arte (PyA), Philadelphia’s all-female flamenco dance company will perform this Friday.


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Philadelphia Film Industry To Hold Rally For Better Incentives

As Pennsylvania lawmakers work on balancing a budget, Philadelphia’s film industry is calling for help.


Pop Culture Comes To Life At Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia

Tens of thousands of pop culture enthusiasts are expected to attend Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia.


Former PA Congressman To Give Memorial Day Speech At Philly Korean War Memorial

There will be Memorial Day events going on throughout the region Monday including one in Society Hill.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/28/2017

Final Preparations Are Underway To Kick Off Philly Beer Week

The Olympics have the torch, but what does Philly Beer Week have? It’s called the Hammer Of Glory or the “HOG.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/27/2017

A Busy Memorial Day Weekend At Philadelphia’s Historic District

Lines were long for the Liberty Bell and at the Museum of the American Revolution folks were reflecting on those who sacrificed and served for the freedoms we enjoy today.


Storytelling Benches Return To Historic Philadelphia

A lot of Philadelphia’s summer programming gets underway this weekend.




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