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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

WWE superstar John Cena at last year's Comic-Con at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. (Credit: John McDevitt)

Comics, TV, Movies And More Take Center Stage When Comic-Con Returns This Week

Wizard World’s Philadelphia Comic-Con kicks off this Thursday.

06/16/2014

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AAA Mid-Atlantic Offers Tips To Avoid Gridlock On Area Highways

The SEPTA transit strike comes as roadwork takes place in several areas in the region. AAA Mid-Atlantic is offering travel tips.

06/14/2014

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Study: Drugged Driving Is A Growing Problem, Especially Among Drivers Under 25

As more states work on the legalization of medical marijuana, studies show that “drugged driving” accidents are becoming more prevalent especially among motorist under 25-years-old.

06/12/2014

Customers at Tony Luke's in South Philly. Photo Credit: John McDevitt

The “Cheesesteak King” Is Coming To A Television Screen Near You

A national television show where contestants combine unexpected food items to make a so-called “Frankenfood” premiers later this month.

06/09/2014

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Dog Walkers Take A Bite Out Of Crime In Lower Merion

Lower Merion Community Watch partnered with the Lower Merion Police Department for training classes to increase the eyes looking for crime.

06/07/2014

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Point Breeze Schools, Community Center Receive Make-Over

Hundreds of Point Breeze students may not recognize their schools when they return to class on Monday. About 1,000 volunteers gave some schools and a community center a make-over on Saturday.

05/31/2014

Suspect Ryan M. Fitch. (credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

Parents Hope to Spring Accused Community College Gunman

After Ryan Fitch’s arraignment Thursday afternoon, his parents told KYW Newsradio that they planned on coming up with the required $25,000 to get him out of jail.

05/30/2014

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Large, Metal Tree Sculpture Installed Along Ben Franklin Parkway

New York artist Roxy Paine and his crew installed a 34-foot high, 3.5 tons of stainless steel sculpture called “Symbiosis”

05/29/2014

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Philadelphia Celebrates Its Selection as a ‘US 2020′ City For STEM Education

Philadelphia has been selected in a national competition as one of seven cities to encourage youth mentorship in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (“STEM”).

05/27/2014

(Alex Balloon, head of the Tacony CDC, outside one of the businesses renovated in the project.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Tacony Puts Spotlight on Its Commercial Corridor Revitalization

In the words of Tacony Community Development Corporation’s executive director, Alex Balloon, “Good design translates to good business.”

05/27/2014

Korean War Memorial File Photo (Credit: John McDevitt)

Service Planned In Philadelphia To Honor Group That Assists Wounded Veterans

Memorial Day observances have been held at the Korean War Memorial for the past eleven years.

05/25/2014

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Christie Among Many Attractions To Start Holiday Weekend Down Shore

Even though the sky was covered with clouds for a good part of the day Saturday, that didn’t stop the fun.

05/24/2014

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Local Veteran To Speak At Memorial Day Observance In Society Hill

Kevin McCloskey of Philadelphia, who was wounded while fighting in Afghanistan in 2008, will be one of the speakers.

05/24/2014

Joe Parisi and his partner Steve Seminelli are among 18 same-sex couples to get their marriage license at City Hall in Philadelphia Tuesday, May 20, 2014. (credit: John McDevitt/KYW)

18 Same-Sex Couples Get Marriage Licenses At Philadelphia City Hall

Pennsylvania is now the 19th state to legalize same sex marriage.

05/20/2014

Cyber-bullying conference at Penn State Abington on May 20, 2014. (credit: John McDevitt)

Cyber-Bullying Prevention Conference Held In Abington

School administrators attended a conference at Penn State Abington Tuesday on a school’s responsibility when it comes to kids and cyber-bullying.

05/20/2014

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