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

Sounds Of The City Come Together For Unique Philadelphia Orchestra Symphony

The Philadelphia Orchestra debuts its community-based commission later this week with thousands of recorded sounds and vioces from the area blended in.


Bucks County Canine Competes For America’s Top Dog

Voting is underway for America’s top dog. A dog from Bucks County is among contestants for the 2018 American Humane Hero Dog Awards.


Philadelphia Orchestra Names New Leader

Forty-eight-year-old Matías Tarnopolsky will be the Philadelphia Orchestra’s new president and CEO in August.


Fairmount Restaurant Hosting Passover Feast, With A Twist

A restaurant in the Fairmount neighborhood of the city is celebrating Passover with a seder feast, drinks, and…frogs!?


Eastern State Penitentiary Displays Artifacts In Pop-Up Museum

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.


Women May Be Better At Determining Quality Of Beer Than Men, Expert Finds

Craft beer can be a complex brew, and product consistency is important to breweries.


Best-Selling Author Aimed To Inspire Philadelphia Students With His Life Story

Senior Chris Ix, student council president at St. Joe’s Prep, says the assembly was inspiring.


CEO Of American Revolution Museum Resigns

The man who help transform an idea into the Museum of the American Revolution has resigned as the museum’s CEO.


Three-Week Festival Showcases Artistic Talent Of Cuba

The festival runs through April 13 at the Annenberg Center.


Immigration Struggles Of Past, Present Focus Of Discussion At Irish Memorial

The annual St. Patrick’s Day commemoration ceremony was held at Philadelphia’s Irish Memorial on Saturday.


Philly Bartenders To Compete In 6th Annual Bourbon Battle

Funds raised from the boozy benefit go to the Pennsylvania SPCA’s outreach program.


A Big Splash For Birthday Hippo At Adventure Aquarium

Hundreds of people attended the birthday party Friday for Button the Hippopotamus.


Cheers! Philly Wine Week Set To Return With More Than 100 Events

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.


Malvern To Host Sober St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

The stereotype of the drunken Irish on St. Patrick’s Day is frustrating to many.


Art Museum Gets Visit From ‘Patriot’ As Part Of Super Bowl Bet

There was some trash talking between the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston before the Super Bowl.


Delivery Drivers Cashed In On Snowy Conditions In Center City

Food delivery drivers were cashing in on the snow as the streets in Center City went down hill real fast.


Philadelphia Flower Show Will Go On Despite Winter Weather

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Philadelphia Flower Show says the show will go on, no matter what mother nature throws our way.


Local Artist Turning SEPTA Tokens Into Jewelry

Local Artists Turning SEPTA Tokens Into Jewelry

SEPTA tokens are being phased out and some merchants are getting creative by finding new uses for them. 


Goose Island Brew Pub Opens In Fishtown

A Chicago brewery has come to Philadelphia. The new Goose Island Brew Pub in Fishtown opens to the public Friday.


Preparations Underway As Philadelphia Flower Show Returns This Weekend

Many exhibits explore innovative ways green infrastructure is used to protect and conserve water sources.


Students Show Off Their Work At ‘Touch The Future’ Art Show

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.


Overbrook High School Opens Renovated Digital Media Lab

A new digital production lab at a Philadelphia high school is helping students build a foundation for the future.


Lockheed Martin Gets Stuck On National Engineers Week

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.


Mayor, Public Officials Mentor Students At City Hall For Annual PAL Day

The teens were selected to participate in PAL day at Philadelphia’s city hall because of their excellence in athletics and academics.


Renovations Set To Begin On Historic Exhibits At Academy Of Natural Sciences

In Philadelphia, the oldest natural sciences institution in the Western Hemisphere is beginning extensive renovations to their historic exhibits for the first time in nearly 90-years.


Eagles Faithful Get Inked At 20th Annual Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention: ‘I Love It’

If there was ever a time to get an Eagles tattoo, this would probably be it.


GoFundMe Campaign Raises Money For Former Cook’s Funeral Expenses

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.


Academy of Natural Sciences To Host Event For Over 21 Crowd

Guests will be able to imbibe in festivities and go behind the scenes to learn about the quirky side of science.



PSPCA Holds Eagles-Themed Fashion Show For Dogs Up For Adoption

Some underdogs were being celebrated at the Pennsylvania SPCA in North Philadelphia.


Super Bowl Bet: Philly Or New England Zoo’s Newborn Goat To Be Named After Winning Quarterback

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is known by many as the G.O.A.T [Greatest of All Time], and the Philadelphia Zoo is hoping to get Zoo New England to name its goat after the Eagles quarterback Nick Foles.


Penn Museum Celebrates Year Of The Dog, Underdog At Annual Chinese New Year Event

Chinese culture was being celebrated at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology with music, dance and all sorts of demonstrations.


‘Original Eagles Tailgater’ Gives Tour Of Eagles Bus

One Mayfair man has been showing his Eagles pride for decades.


Eagles Gallery

American Revolution Museum’s Patriots Gallery Gets Name Change Ahead Of Super Bowl

There’s a temporary name change for an exhibit space at a museum in Old City.


Camden County Animal Shelter Achieves Highest Save Rate in Region

The Camden County Animal Shelter is the only open admission animal shelter in the region to achieve a 92 percent save rate for dogs and 91 percent save rate for 


Philly Zoo Makes Earth Friendly Bet With Zoos In Minnesota

In honor of Super Bowl LII, the losing zoo, or zoos, will have to plant 52 trees in their community.


Dog Mask Eagles

Chris Long Helping PSPCA Raise Awareness About Its ‘Underdogs’

As Eagles fans embrace the underdog craze, the Pennsylvania SPCA is raising awareness for its underdogs — abused dogs up for adoption. 


Cheers! South Korean Liquor Becoming Popular With Philadelphians

Philadelphians are staring to get hooked on Soju.


Eastern State Penitentiary Commemorates MLK With Readings Of ‘Letter From Birmingham Jail’

Sections of the letter will be read three times a day through Monday.


Celebrating And Educating For Ben Franklin’s 312th Birthday

An annual event celebrating Benjamin Franklin’s birthday took place on Friday despite the rain. He would have been 312 years old.


American Revolution Museum Opens New Exhibit Centered On Recently Discovered Painting

A recently discovered watercolor painting, depicting the use of Washington’s war tent, is the centerpiece.


Philadelphia Zoo Celebrates Gorilla’s 33rd Birthday

The Philadelphia Zoo holds birthday parties year round for many of its animals, not only to celebrate them, but to educate visitors about the importance of conservation.


Philly’s Animal Welfare Organizations Join Forces To Form ‘No Kill’ Coalition

The effort is focused on saving the lives of healthy, treatable animals that end up in city shelters. 


South Philly Residents Help Neighbors Clear Snow

Philadelphia is known as the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection, and that’s even true in the bitter cold and snow.


‘Philly Loves Bowie Week’ Lifts Off Friday

It’s 10 days of events to celebrate the life of David Bowie, who died nearly two years ago.


Pop-Up South Street Film House Increasing In Popularity

A South Street store front turned pop-up film house is increasing in popularity since it opened a couple of months ago as B-movies, horror films, kid matinees and theme nights are planned.


Chemical Heritage Foundation Changing Its Name

An Old City institution has a new focus and soon a new name.


Pop-Up Ice Bar Looks To Cash In On Philadelphia’s Cold Weather

This is the second year La Peg at Fringe Arts along Columbus Boulevard and Race Street will create the outdoor ice bar known as Pegsicle.


PennDOT Prepares For Snow

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation started preparing Thursday for the forecasted snow.


Old City Bar Creates Hot Toddy Menu To Warm Yourself During Winter

When the weather outside is frightful, an Old City bar is trying to make it more delightful.


Keeping Pets Warm In Cold Weather

These frigid temperatures can be dangerous, not only for you, but for your pets, if precautions aren’t taken to keep them warm outdoors.