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Jon Burnett

burnett Jon BurnettJon Burnett delivers the exclusive AccuWeather forecast weekends on KDKA-TV.

Jon joined KDKA-TV in September of 1982 as co-host, along with Liz Miles, of “Evening Magazine.” In 1985, his duties expanded to include co-hosting “Pittsburgh 2 Day” with Patrice King Brown. In 1990, he was nominated for Pittsburgh’s “Man of the Year in Communications”, and has been nominated three times for Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards for his work as a weathercaster and feature reporter. In 1984, Jon won a Golden Quill Award, as well as a National PM Magazine Award in the Outstanding Feature category, and in 1996, his hard work in the weather department paid off when he took home an Emmy for Individual Achievement in Weathercasting.

A native of Knoxville, Tn, Jon attended the University of Tennessee on a four year football scholarship and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theater. Before joining KDKA-TV, he co-hosted “PM Magazine” at WNGE-TV in Nashville, and prior to that was a weathercaster/feature reporter at stations in Louisville, Ky, and in his hometown.

Jon lives in O’Hara Township with his wife, Debbie. They have two grown children, Samantha and Eric. He spends his free time working with several local organizations like Make-A-Wish, the Boy Scouts of America and the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Reserve (Jon is an Eagle Scout and Honorary Deputy Sheriff). Whatever time he has left is spent touring our hometown highways on his motorcycle, which he treats like a member of the family!

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Another Round Of Severe Weather Moving Through Area

Strong storms brought powerful winds, heavy rain and lightning to the area Wednesday night.

06/18/2014

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Flash Flood Watch In Effect With More Rain, Storms Expected

A powerful line of storms moved through the area Wednesday evening, but more storms could be on the way today.

06/12/2014

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Snow, Colder Temperatures Moving Into Area

The pleasant temperatures we’ve enjoyed over the last couple of days were just a glimpse of what is hopefully to come.

03/12/2014

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Winter Storm Warning Issued As Winter Storm Moves In

The weekend started off calm, there was even sunshine and milder temperatures, but that’s all over now as a winter storm barrels into the area.

03/01/2014

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Weekend Weather To Start Mild, End With Storm

Be sure to soak up the milder weather Saturday, because a big storm’s expected to roll through Sunday.

03/01/2014

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Another Arctic Blast Expected Monday

Although snow fell for hours without stopping Sunday, the next week is expected to be pretty dry.

02/09/2014

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Another Inch Or 2 Of Snow Expected Sunday

If you like snow, this has been the winter for you. Now, more is on the way.

02/08/2014

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Winter Weather Advisory Issued For Most Of Area

Snow began falling overnight and is expected to linger for much of the morning today.

12/10/2013

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Inch Or 2 Of Snow Expected Locally, Much More North Of I-80

It’s going to be a cold, wintry weekend in Pittsburgh with falling temperatures and some snow showers.

11/23/2013

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Severe Storms Moving Across Pittsburgh Area

Springtime in Pittsburgh usually means storms and another round of severe weather is moving into the area this evening.

04/16/2013

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Cold Weather Continues

Spring is supposed to be just around the corner, but cold weather is what’s in the forecast for the Pittsburgh area.

03/02/2013

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Winter Weather Advisory Issued As Line Of Snow Moves Through

With a line of snow showers moving into the region, a Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for much of the area through Sunday morning.

02/16/2013

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Freezing Rain Possible Monday

Some warmer temperatures sweeping through will create the opportunity for freezing rain Monday.

02/10/2013

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Pittsburgh Missed By Blizzard, Warmer Temperatures Coming

While the Northeast may be buried under several feet of snow, the weather in Pittsburgh will continue to get milder.

02/09/2013

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Nuisance Snow Showers Expected To Continue Into Middle Of Week

A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for much of the area through Sunday evening as snow continues to fall across the area.

02/02/2013

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