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!
Strong storms brought powerful winds, heavy rain and lightning to the area Wednesday night.
A powerful line of storms moved through the area Wednesday evening, but more storms could be on the way today.
The pleasant temperatures we’ve enjoyed over the last couple of days were just a glimpse of what is hopefully to come.
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.
Be sure to soak up the milder weather Saturday, because a big storm’s expected to roll through Sunday.
Although snow fell for hours without stopping Sunday, the next week is expected to be pretty dry.
If you like snow, this has been the winter for you. Now, more is on the way.
Snow began falling overnight and is expected to linger for much of the morning today.
It’s going to be a cold, wintry weekend in Pittsburgh with falling temperatures and some snow showers.
Springtime in Pittsburgh usually means storms and another round of severe weather is moving into the area this evening.
Spring is supposed to be just around the corner, but cold weather is what’s in the forecast for the Pittsburgh area.
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.
Some warmer temperatures sweeping through will create the opportunity for freezing rain Monday.
While the Northeast may be buried under several feet of snow, the weather in Pittsburgh will continue to get milder.
A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for much of the area through Sunday evening as snow continues to fall across the area.