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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Three Republican Congressmen in Philadelphia To Call For Repeal of Portion of Obamacare

Among the Republican US congressmen on stage in support of the repeal of the 2.3-percent tax on medical devices was Rep. Patrick Meehan (R-Pa.).

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/10/2015

(credit: John McDevitt)

Giant LEGO Exhibit Opens At Franklin Institute

“The Art Of The Brick” exhibit opened Saturday at the Franklin Institute, with more than 100 works made entirely from LEGO pieces.

02/07/2015

(Penguins seem happy as larks despite Philadelphia's cold snap.  Photo by John McDevitt)

At Philadelphia Zoo, Some Animals Thrive in Frigid Weather, Others Manage With Some Help

Some species can endure the cold weather easily. Others not so much. But the Philadelphia Zoo makes sure all the species are kept happy.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/06/2015

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Campaign Helps Support The Troops, Raise Money For Local USO Programs

The “Hug A Hero” campaign is designed to show support for service members in combat and to raise money for USO programs in Pennsylvania and South Jersey.

02/06/2015

(Bill Wuest.  Photo provided by Temple University)

Local Chemist Gets Large Grant To Help Develop Super Anti-Bacterial Cleaner

An area chemist may be one step closer to developing the next generation of anti-bacterial cleaning products.

02/05/2015

(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Pennsylvania Medical Society Hosts Panel On Measles In Keystone State

As concern about the recent measles outbreak grows in the United States, the Pennsylvania Medical Society hosted a four-member panel Tuesday to raise awareness that state residents, particularly those who are not vaccinated, could be vulnerable.

02/03/2015

(credit: John McDevitt/KYW)

Snow Squalls Make Their Way Through The Region

KYW’s John McDevitt spoke with folks running for cover Friday afternoon.

01/30/2015

(One connecting corridor below City Hall shows many signs of deterioration.  Photo by John McDevitt)

SEPTA Planning Short-Term Cleanup, Long-Term Repairs For City Hall Station

Those dark, dingy, decaying underground corridors — used by thousands of commuters daily to access the Market-Frankford El, the Broad Street Subway, and underground trolley platforms — have seen better days.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/30/2015

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Local Doctor, Assistant Charged With Taking $$$ for Narcotics Prescriptions

William O’Brien III, 49, a doctor of osteopathic medicine and his receptionist, 29-year-old Angela Rongione, have been charged with illegally distributing Oxycodone and Xanax.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/29/2015

(File photo by Andrew Harrer-Pool/ Getty Images)

TRAFFIC ALERT: Pres. Obama, VP Biden Coming to Philadelphia This Week

The nation’s Democratic legislative leaders are in town this week, working on their policy agenda for the 114th Congress.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/28/2015

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Obama, Biden Expected In Philadelphia This Week For Dems Policy Retreat

The president and vice president are expected to be in Philadelphia this week for the house Democrats annual policy retreat.

01/28/2015

(credit: John McDevitt)

Children Make Most Of Day Off After Snow Closes Schools

Whether it was indoors or outside, many children in the region were enjoying their day off from school due to the threat of snow.

01/27/2015

Forman Mills' owner Rick Forman, undercover as "Brad Bandini (left) and on the set of CBS3's "Talk Philly," describing his "Undercover Boss" experience.  Images from CBS3)

Head of Local Clothing Chain Becomes an ‘Undercover Boss’ for National TV Show

Rick Forman, CEO and founder of the Pennsauken, NJ-based Forman Mills, went under cover recently for the hit CBS Television series “Undercover Boss.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/22/2015

Supporters attend the celebration in West Kensington. (Credit: John McDevitt)

Supporters Of Woman Facing Deportation Celebrate A Win In West Kensington

A victory celebration was held Saturday at a West Kensington church where an undocumented immigrant called home for nearly 60 days.

01/17/2015

(The former Peco power plant on the Delaware River near Penn Treaty Park, in Fishtown.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Developer Plans to Turn Former Peco Power Plant Into Hotels Plus Event Spaces

Developer Bart Blatstein and caterer Joseph Volpe have signed a contract with Exelon Corporation to buy the old power plant at an undisclosed price.

01/16/2015

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