John 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
The Philadelphia Orchestra debuts its community-based commission later this week with thousands of recorded sounds and vioces from the area blended in.
Voting is underway for America’s top dog. A dog from Bucks County is among contestants for the 2018 American Humane Hero Dog Awards.
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A restaurant in the Fairmount neighborhood of the city is celebrating Passover with a seder feast, drinks, and…frogs!?
Dozens of artifacts that tell the more than 140 years of prison life at Eastern Sate Penitentiary in Fairmount are temporarily on display at the historic site.
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The man who help transform an idea into the Museum of the American Revolution has resigned as the museum’s CEO.
The festival runs through April 13 at the Annenberg Center.
The annual St. Patrick’s Day commemoration ceremony was held at Philadelphia’s Irish Memorial on Saturday.
Funds raised from the boozy benefit go to the Pennsylvania SPCA’s outreach program.
Hundreds of people attended the birthday party Friday for Button the Hippopotamus.
Philly Wine Week was designed to showcase the options of wine available and to give the public access and knowledge to wine of all price points and styles.
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There was some trash talking between the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston before the Super Bowl.
Food delivery drivers were cashing in on the snow as the streets in Center City went down hill real fast.
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Philadelphia Flower Show says the show will go on, no matter what mother nature throws our way.
SEPTA tokens are being phased out and some merchants are getting creative by finding new uses for them.
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Many exhibits explore innovative ways green infrastructure is used to protect and conserve water sources.
The public is invited to attend an art show on Sunday featuring work from students enrolled in 26 Bucks and Montgomery County Public High Schools.
A new digital production lab at a Philadelphia high school is helping students build a foundation for the future.
To celebrate National Engineers Week, a bunch of workers at Lockheed Martin in Morrestown, New Jersey were duct taping coworkers to the wall for an annual competition known as the Fly on the Wall Challenge.
The teens were selected to participate in PAL day at Philadelphia’s city hall because of their excellence in athletics and academics.
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If there was ever a time to get an Eagles tattoo, this would probably be it.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help a family pay for funeral expenses for a 26-year-old West Philadelphia man who died suddenly of complications related to diabetes.
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Some underdogs were being celebrated at the Pennsylvania SPCA in North Philadelphia.
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Chinese culture was being celebrated at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology with music, dance and all sorts of demonstrations.
One Mayfair man has been showing his Eagles pride for decades.
There’s a temporary name change for an exhibit space at a museum in Old City.
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Philadelphians are staring to get hooked on Soju.
Sections of the letter will be read three times a day through Monday.
An annual event celebrating Benjamin Franklin’s birthday took place on Friday despite the rain. He would have been 312 years old.
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