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
Chinese culture was being celebrated at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology with music, dance and all sorts of demonstrations.
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There’s a temporary name change for an exhibit space at a museum in Old City.
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As Eagles fans embrace the underdog craze, the Pennsylvania SPCA is raising awareness for its underdogs — abused dogs up for adoption.
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.
A recently discovered watercolor painting, depicting the use of Washington’s war tent, is the centerpiece.
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.
The effort is focused on saving the lives of healthy, treatable animals that end up in city shelters.
Philadelphia is known as the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection, and that’s even true in the bitter cold and snow.
It’s 10 days of events to celebrate the life of David Bowie, who died nearly two years ago.
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.
An Old City institution has a new focus and soon a new name.
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.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation started preparing Thursday for the forecasted snow.
When the weather outside is frightful, an Old City bar is trying to make it more delightful.
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Twelve clubs are trucking in large sets, props and other equipment for the 21st Fancy Brigade finale.
The endowment will pay for watershed research and a postdoctoral fellowship.
People come from all over the region to the Italian Market for things like meats, fish, cheese, pasta and sweets.
O’Neals Pub is open every day of the year, and I think the owner actually laughed at me when I asked him if they were going to be opened on Christmas.
It has been 125 years since the first trolley started rolling through the streets of Philadelphia.
A crowd gathered Thursday to sing happy birthday to Coldilocks. At 37 years old, she is and the oldest polar bear in captivity in the United States.
Due to the weather the tradition of military flyovers were canceled.
Philadelphia Flyers Shayne Gostisbehere and The GhostBear Foundation will host the Pennsylvania SPCA “Yappy Hour.”
Local efforts continue to help the people of Puerto Rico rebuild their lives after the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria.
A jewel-encrusted medal owned and worn by George Washington is going on display in Philadelphia for the first time since it was presented to Washington in the city 233 years ago.