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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Elmwood Park Zoo Teams With Eagles To Help Raise Awareness About Wildlife Conservation

A Bald Eagle from the Elmwood Park Zoo will be raising awareness about wildlife conservation at every Philadelphia Eagles home game starting Sunday.

10/04/2014

(credit: John McDevitt/KYW)

New Tour In Philadelphia This Halloween Season Mixes History With Ghost Stories

A new tour in Philadelphia this Halloween season is mixing history with ghost stories.

10/03/2014

(Elizabeth Yerger holds a giant rabbit at the Elmwood Park Zoo.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Thirty-Pound Rabbits?! A Montco Zoo Shows Off Its ‘Gentle Giants’

If you see a picture of these hefty bunnies, you might say it’s been Photoshopped.

10/02/2014

(A Drexel University emergency medical services vehicle.  Photo by John McDevitt)

ONLY A DRILL: Drexel U. Prepares For Neighborhood Disasters

Drexel University held a field-level mass casualties and “hazmat” drill to test communications and decision-making in the event of a similar actual emergency.

10/01/2014

(A dead raccoon, ensnared in power lines, hangs over a street corner in Juniata.  Photo provided by Cynthia Harris)

Eww! Juniata Deals With Dead Raccoon, Rotting In Overhead Wires For Two Weeks

“You have flies flying all around it, it’s decaying, it’s disgusting, it smells horrible,” said Cynthia Harris, who contacted KYW Newsradio about the problem.

09/30/2014

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South Jersey Candy Company Holds Annual Candy Cane Flavor Of The Year Contest

This is the fourth year Giambri’s will let the public decide what new flavor of candy canes will be sold through an online contest.

09/30/2014

File Photo of items donated by Cradles to Crayons (Credit: CBS3)

Non-Profit Giving Back To Local Children In Need

A massive collection drive for needy children in the region is taking place Friday and Saturday.

09/26/2014

(Credit, Michelle Hein)

Free Walking Tours Stroll Through Philadelphia This Weekend

Free walking tours of Philadelphia will take place Saturday in four areas of the city.

09/26/2014

David Shaffer, 62, of Marcus Hook, Pa. was resuscitated at the airport on August 1st while waiting to catch a flight to Houston.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Red Cross Honors PHL Airport For Installing Heart Defibrillators

David Shaffer of Marcus Hook, Pa., 62, was resuscitated at the airport on August 1st while waiting to catch a flight to Houston.

09/25/2014

(Siobhan Haney, VMD, a board-certified veterinary radiation oncologist at Hope Veterinary Specialist, plans the procedures and manages the animals at Veterinary Cyberknife.  Photo provided by Veterinary Cyberknife Cancer Center)

Robotic Radiosurgery Center For Pets, Only Second in US, Opens in Malvern

The Cyberknife is able to deliver effective radiation to a pet with cancer in one to three treatments, versus 17 to 20 treatments of traditional radiation therapy.

09/24/2014

(Volunteers scrub one of the hundreds of bronze plaques along the Philadelphia Walk of Fame.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Philadelphia ‘Walk of Fame,’ on Broad Street, Gets Some Loving Attention

About 30 members of the Friends of the Avenue of the Arts, armed with metal polish and toothbrushes, used elbow grease to shine all 221 plaques along the city’s “Walk of Fame.”

09/23/2014

(Photo by John McDevitt)

‘City Year’ of Service Begins Anew For Hundreds in Philadelphia

City Year members in Philadelphia work directly with teachers to get students who are “off track” back on track and headed toward high school grauation.

09/19/2014

(credit: John McDevitt/KYW)

New Addition To Terror Behind The Walls At Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary in Fairmount opens the gates to “Terror Behind The Walls” Friday night for the 24th year.

09/18/2014

(The Camden Sophisticated Sisters with Queen Latifah on her national talk showing, airing on CBS-3.  Photo provided)

Camden, NJ Group Gets Big Boost on National TV Show

What the Camden Sohisticated Sisters drill team didn’t know: there was a $10,000 donation provided by Queen Latifah. The segment airs today at 3pm on CBS-3.

09/17/2014

Philadelphia Police Department's Boat team (credit: John McDevitt)

Philly Police Department’s Boat Team Holds Dedication Ceremony For Its New Canoe

There was a traditional Hawaiian blessing for the team’s new OC6, an outrigger canoe which seats six paddlers. The crowd was invited to touch the vessel, and then there was a celebration with fire and hula dancers.

09/13/2014

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