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

Lane Johnson Makes Generous Donation To Support Philadelphia School District

Eagles offensive tackle Lane Johnson announced he is donating 100 percent of his new clothing line “Follow my block” LJ65, to the fund for the School District of Philadelphia.

KYW Newsradio 1060–11/28/2017

Better Business Bureau Warns Of Scam Targeting Online Shoppers

The Better Business Bureau is warning the public of a scam targeting online holiday shoppers.


Penn’s Landing RiverRink Opens For The Season

Even if you don’t want to skate, people of all ages may find it a cool place to hang out.


PSPCA Celebrates The ‘Pawlidays’ By Waiving Adoption Fees

There are a lot of shelter animals looking for a home for the holidays, and the Pennsylvania SPCA is waiving adoption fees this Saturday to help out.


Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town On SEPTA’s 27th Annual ‘Santa Express’

Santa Claus is making a stop in Philadelphia on Friday, and he is trading in his reindeer for the SEPTA El to get around town. And you are invited to join him.


Macy’s Holiday Light Show Returns For 61st Year

For more than six decades shoppers have been enjoying the story of the Nutcracker at the Macy’s Holiday Light Show. 


Holiday Treats For Your Pets That Aren’t Hazardous To Their Health

An expert explains that there are holiday inspired treats that you can make for dogs and cats to keep them occupied at gatherings.

KYW Newsradio 1060–11/21/2017

Philadelphia Marathon Weekend Causing Major Headache For Motorists

It’s Race Weekend in Philadelphia. Saturday’s half-marathon and 8K caused major delays for many motorists in and around Center City.


Health And Fitness Expo Running Alongside Philly Marathon

It’s Philadelphia Marathon Weekend, and to coincide with the event, a two day (Friday and Saturday) Health & Fitness Expo is going on at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.


Museum Tells Stories Of Philadelphia’s Stoops

A Philadelphia museum that tells the stories of the city’s neighborhoods is taking steps, literally, to create a new exhibit.


Cheers! Yards Brewing Company Set To Open New Home

Yards Brewery and Taproom at 5th and Spring Garden Streets is 70,000 square feet, it has a huge bar made out of old bowling alley wood, and there are 20 taps.


Pet Owners Could Face Hefty Fines If Dogs Are Left Out In Cold

When a Code Blue is issued by the city, pet owners can’t leave your dog outside without shelter or they can be fined up to $500.


Better Business Bureau Warns Of Military Family Phone Scam

The scheme is a twist on an emergency scam sometimes called the “grandparents scam.”


Museum Of The American Revolution Celebrates Veterans

Active military personnel and veterans with ID will be able to get in to the Museum of the American Revolution for free through Sunday.


11-Year-Old Becomes Youngest Mummers Captain Ever

He is the youngest captain of a mummer’s string band club ever. An 11-year-old boy takes over the role after his father suddenly died in his sleep.


Comedian Pens Book About ‘The Five People You Meet In Wawa’

A Chaddsford man is out with humorous book about the loyal customers of a popular convenience store chain.


Germantown Wins Grant To Preserve Historic Buildings

Germantown has won first place in a national competition for historic preservation funds.


Society Hill Church Uses Colorful Ribbon Campaign To Spark Conversation

There are more than a thousand colorful ribbons tied on an iron fence of Saint Peter’s Episcopal church.

KYW Newsradio 1060–11/04/2017

Competitive Eater Partners With Conshohocken Company For Charitable Treat

Competitive eater “El Wingador” has partnered with a local company to create a waffle with a portion of proceeds going to help the people of Puerto Rico affected by hurricane Maria.


Philadelphia Celebrates Adoptive Families

The City of Philadelphia hosted a circus-themed party on Thursday to celebrate adoptive families in honor of National Adoption Month.


Pet Store Damaged In Fire Donates Supplies To Local Shelters

It’s in honor of two rescue dogs that lost their lives in the blaze.


Camden County Animal Shelter To Get Million Dollar Upgrade, Expansion

The Camden County Freeholder Board says it wants to make sure residents as well as animals have the best services available to them.


Philly Continues Pursuit Of Amazon HQ Bid With Seattle-Based Ad Campaign

Visit Philadelphia says it’s all ready seeing positive feedback through social media.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/31/2017

Halloween Scare With Important Message To Impart On Display At Philadelphia Zoo

In the zoo’s Extinction Graveyard there are ornate tombstones for animals who no longer walk the earth from long ago to modern-day.


DEA Holding 14th ‘National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day’

There will be drop off points throughout the region between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.


Philadelphia Zoo Welcomes Red Panda Cubs

Two new furry additions to the Philadelphia Zoo make their public debut.


Donations Come From Loss Of Rescue Dogs In South Street Fire

Two rescue dogs looking for forever homes were killed in a two-alarm fire at 2nd and South streets early Wednesday morning.


Rare Sword Donated To Museum Of The American Revolution

The Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia’s historic district is given a rare artifact that belonged to two revolutionary war officers. 


Going Batty: Learning More About Bat Conservation At Philadelphia Zoo

There are more than 1,000 different species in the world with 40 species of bats found in the United States.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/24/2017

Unique Center City Partnership Shakes Up Some Special Drinks

Hop Sing Laundromat’s owner is know by most simply as Lê sat down to talk about his latest undertaking with another center city business.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/22/2017



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