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
South Philadelphia’s own Bobby Rydell got the crowd dancing.
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Daredevils were spending an excessively hot Thursday afternoon in Wissahickon Valley Park.
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he search continues for the triggerman who ambushed a group of teens leaving a basketball game in Southwest Philadelphia Monday night.
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Organizers of an upcoming online initiative geared towards urban youth voters across the country comes to Philadelphia for a little help.
Dogs on the Philadelphia police force have some added protection.
Thirty local artists are putting the final brush strokes on 57 fiberglass donkeys.
Each Center City hotel reserved 85 percent of their rooms to the DNC and it’s delegates. With the remainder of the rooms during convention open to the public.
The museum at 3rd and Chestnut Streets is 118, 000 total square feet.
The latest phase of a network of see through mesh trails that allows Philadelphia zoo animals to roam around visitors has been completed.