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

Bobby Rydell gets crowd dancing.
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Attendees Of DNC Treated To Welcoming Party

South Philadelphia’s own Bobby Rydell got the crowd dancing.


(Credit: John McDevitt)

Members Of Local Educational And Cultural Program To Represent Philly In Egypt

65 members of a Philadelphia educational and cultural program will serve as youth ambassadors on their trip to Egypt.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/20/2016

(Credit: John McDevitt)

Award-Winning Group Educates Local Students On South African Music And Culture

Some Philadelphia area students studying the music and culture of South Africa were treated to a demonstration and instruction.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/19/2016

Joe and Dave take the plunge at Devil's Pool in Philadelphia. (Credit: John McDevitt)

Thrill Seekers Beat The Heat At Philadelphia’s ‘Devil’s Pool’

Daredevils were spending an excessively hot Thursday afternoon in Wissahickon Valley Park.


Gregory Augustine, owner of the Baer Collection (credit: john McDevitt)

First Phase Of East Market Project Nears Completion

The Design Center — a resource for the interior design trade– will lease 48,000 square feet at 34 South 11th Street.


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Police Searching For Suspect In Basketball-Related Shooting

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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Penn Summer Camp Teaches Teens About Career In Vet Medicine

Teenagers interested in pursuing a career in the veterinary medicine are participating in a week long summer camp.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/12/2016

snake head fish

Officials Search For Invasive Species Lurking In Philadelphia Waterways

They’re called the Northern snake-head fish. They’re an invasive species lurking in some of Philadelphia’s waterways.


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Otter Sightings On The Rise Along Schuylkill River

River Otters aren’t rare along the Schuylkill, but there appear to be more sightings recently. It’s a sign that efforts to improve the environment are paying off.


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‘Respect My Vote!’ Campaign Comes To Philadelphia

Organizers of an upcoming online initiative geared towards urban youth voters across the country comes to Philadelphia for a little help.


"Cool Guard" is keeping the dogs safe. (Credit: John McDevitt)

Equipment Helps Philadelphia Police Dogs Beat The Heat

Dogs on the Philadelphia police force have some added protection.


DNC Donkey

Artists Rolling Out DNC Donkeys To Build Excitement

Thirty local artists are putting the final brush strokes on 57 fiberglass donkeys.


File photo of hotel room

Advice For Booking A Hotel For The DNC: Good Luck

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 of the American Revolution in Old City . (Credit: John McDevitt)

Philly’s Museum Of The American Revolution Taking Shape, Sets Open Date

The museum at 3rd and Chestnut Streets is 118, 000 total square feet.


(Credit: John McDevitt)

Philadelphia Zoo Opens New 360 Meerkat Maze Exhibit

The latest phase of a network of see through mesh trails that allows Philadelphia zoo animals to roam around visitors has been completed.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/15/2016



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