Jon Delano

delano jon web 2015 Jon DelanoJon Delano is a familiar face on KDKA-TV, having been the station’s political analyst since 1994.

In September 2001 Jon joined KDKA full time as the Money & Politics Editor and this region’s only political analyst who covers national and local issues that affect hometown residents.

Jon also hosts the KDKA Sunday Business Page, a weekly public affairs program.

Jon is recognized for his ability to analyze complex issues and make them understandable to any audience. He has worked in both government and the private business world, practiced law, reported on both radio and television and has also taught at the graduate level.

Jon’s on-air work began in 1991 after fourteen years working in the US Congress. In 1994 he became the political analyst for KDKA-TV and reported from both the Republican and Democratic presidential conventions in 1996, 2000, and 2004. In 2008, he was the first TV reporter in the state to interview Barack Obama and had six interviews with him that year, along with John McCain, Hillary Clinton, and Sarah Palin.

In 2011, Jon became the first Pennsylvania television reporter to interview President Obama in the White House, which he did a second time in 2012. During the 2012 campaign, he also interviewed the First Lady Michelle Obama, Gov. Mitt Romney, Ann Romney, Cong. Paul Ryan, and Dr. Jill Biden.

Jon has also been teaching graduate students since 1995 at Carnegie Mellon University’s H. John Heinz College of Public Policy & Management.

He writes a monthly column entitled “Government Busters” for the Pittsburgh Business Times and is a contributing writer to Pittsburgh Magazine.

Jon has won numerous awards for his work.

In 2011, he won the Edward R. Morrow Award for the best “hard news” story in Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey. He also won the Small Business Journalist Champion of the Year award from the U.S. Small Business Administration, the “Good Government Award” from the Greater Pittsburgh League of Women Voters, two Golden Quill Awards, two Robert Vann awards from the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation, and the Clarity Award for the Pennsylvania Bar Association for being a lawyer who can write in plain English.

Active in his church, Jon also volunteers for several community organizations. He often moderates and facilitates seminars, candidate debates and programs, and speaks on governmental and political issues to civic, business and labor groups.

A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Haverford College and University of Pennsylvania Law School, Jon and his wife Jane and their two children live in Mt. Lebanon two blocks from where Jon grew up.

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Local Cancer Doctors Comment On Senator McCain’s Brain Cancer

While not familiar with U.S. Sen. John McCain’s specific medical condition, two local cancer experts acknowledged the senator faces a difficult period ahead.

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07/19/2017

Council Considering Raising Realty Transfer Tax To Fund Low-Income Housing

City councilmen want to raise Pittsburgh’s realty transfer tax to fund the city’s Housing Opportunity Fund to help low-income residents.

07/18/2017

Speaker Ryan Slips Into Pittsburgh And Out, Avoiding All Protesters

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07/17/2017

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07/14/2017

Pittsburgh City Council Told Getting Medical Marijuana Will Not Be Simple

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07/13/2017

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Amid talks of raising tuition, consultants hired to review the state’s system of higher education delivered their report today.

07/12/2017

Officials: Pension Dollars Invested In Medical Marijuana Project Without Their Knowledge

Unknown to some key county officials, pension funds from both Allegheny County and Beaver County were invested in a newly formed medical marijuana company.

07/11/2017

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Pennsylvania lawmakers are pushing the Clean Slate Bill to seal automatically the records of all non-violent misdemeanor convictions and all arrested or charged but never convicted if crime-free for ten years.

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U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry was in the Pittsburgh area Friday, and he spoke to KDKA’s Jon Delano about President Trump’s pledge to bring energy jobs back to the region.

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