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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Birthday Party Held For Lions At Philadelphia Zoo

Well wishers sang happy birthday to African male lion 7-year-old Makini and lioness 6-year-old Tajiri.


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Penn State Brandywine Campus Begins Construction Of First Dorm

Penn State Brandywine kicked off construction of the campus’s first residence hall and a new student union building after a ground breaking ceremony.


Photo taken by volunteer, Alicia Cianci.

Local Cat Rescue Organization Celebrates Decade Of Service

Perfect Paws Rescue has placed nearly 12-hundred cats into forever homes and has trapped, neutered, and returned about a thousand community cats over the past decade.


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Manayunk Bridge Could Open At Night Thanks To New Lighting

The pedestrian and bicycle bridge that connects Manayunk and Roxborough with Lower Merion Township could be open at night once lighting is installed. But that most likely won’t happen for a couple of years.


A drone drops Easter eggs to hundreds of children below in Germantown (credit: John McDevitt)

A Modern Spin On Traditional Easter Activity For Philadelphia Church Group

The Easter Bunny got a little help from a drone this year at an annual Easter celebration in Northwest Philadelphia.


“Untapped " by Nathan Parry of Upper Moreland High School was awarded the Best Painting honor in the 2015 show. (Credit: AMP studios)

Exhibition Celebrates Art In Dozens Of Suburban Schools

It’s the 29th year the “Touch the Future” art show will be held.


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Fishing Pier In South Philly Becomes Popular Spot On Beautiful Day

A refurbished pier in South Philadelphia that opened last fall is a new hot spot for those who want to spend a nice day outdoors.


Tiki the African Grey and Buddy the Amazon in their loving new homes.
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Upper Darby Woman Looking For Homes For Unwanted Birds

Unwanted parrots often times find their was into rescues this time of year because their owners didn’t know what they were getting into.


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Block Captains Rally For 2016 Spring Cleaning Projects In Philadelphia

The theme of this year’s rally was ‘block pride citywide’ encouraging citizens to work together to keep neighborhoods clean.


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Travelers Explore PA Convention Center During Annual Showcase

Lil Gunning of the National Park of New jersey rode a camel at the show. She joked she can now check that off her bucket list.


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Meet Grom: The Philadelphia Zoo’s Newest Tiger

Grom comes to the Philadelphia Zoo from the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado on a breeding recommendation.


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Many Gather In Center City To Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

One place has been pouring the shamrock colored suds for 156 years.


Hotel Monaco (photo credit: John McDevitt)

Hotel Chain Among Companies Offering Employees Time Off To Grieve Death Of Pet

A luxury hotel chain among companies giving its employees time off to grieve the death of a pet.


Dr. Hans Kersten medical director of Grow Clinic. 
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Program Helping Kids Diagnosed With FTT Celebrated At St. Christopher’s Hospital

The Grow Clinic at St. Christopher’s Hospital helps kids diagnosed with FTT or Failure To Thrive.


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Philly’s Le Cat Cafe Hopes To Unite Cats And Cat Lovers

Philadelphia’s first cat-cafe is educating patrons about rescued felines and the possibility of making them a part of their lives.




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