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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Lawsuit Accuses CVS Of Overcharging For Generic Drugs

Pharmacy giant CVS is allegedly bilking customers with a deceptive pricing scheme affecting more than 400 generic drugs, claims a Washington, DC-based law firm seeking class action status to recover the cash.

07/31/2015

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Former County Councilman Found Guilty Of Stealing From Elderly Woman

Former County Councilman and Solicitor Charles McCullough has been found guilty of taking $200,000 from an elderly woman’s estate.

07/31/2015

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Consumer Reports Sheds Light On Car Insurance Secrets

Car insurance commercials tout low rates but don’t tell you just how the companies set those rates.

07/30/2015

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Steelworkers Stage Big Protest In Downtown Pittsburgh Over ATI Contract

It was one of the largest steelworkers’ protest against a steel company that Downtown Pittsburgh has seen in a while.

07/30/2015

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Infection Rates At Hospitals Require Patient & Family Intervention

Consumer Reports found that while some hospitals have been successful at cutting their infection rates, many have not.

07/29/2015

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Android Phones Subject To Attack Via Text Pics

New research suggests that nearly a billion Android phones are capable of being hacked simply by receiving a picture message.

07/28/2015

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Budget Impasse Will Start To Hurt, Says House Majority Leader

As Pennsylvania enters its fourth week without a state budget, it’s only a matter of days before the hurt from the impasse will start to be felt locally.

07/27/2015

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Chrysler Issues Recall To Prevent Hacking Of Its Car Software

Fiat Chrysler moved quickly to recall 1.4 million vehicles equipped with certain Internet and radio software that can be hacked by outsiders.

07/24/2015

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Congress Moves To Increase Size Of Trucks On U.S. Roads

They seem to be everywhere on the highway — large trucks — even double-tractor-trailer trucks.

07/23/2015

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Aldi Opens First Of 9 Old Bottom Dollar Stores

When Bottom Dollar closed its doors, many worried at the loss of the low-priced discount grocery store.

07/22/2015

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President Obama Speaks At VFW Convention, Honors Chattanooga Victims

President Barack Obama arrived in Pittsburgh Tuesday to speak at the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ national convention, and honored slain service members killed in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

07/21/2015

Veterans of Foreign Wars Convention

Veterans Take Issue With Donald Trump’s Comments About Sen. McCain

About 12,000 combat veterans are in Pittsburgh for the Veterans of Foreign Wars Convention.

07/20/2015

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Thousands Of VFW Combat Vets Gather In Wake Of Chattanooga Tragedy

From all over the nation, some 12,000 combat veterans — members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars or VFW — are heading to Pittsburgh for a special five-day national convention, starting Saturday.

07/17/2015

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EXCLUSIVE: Kane Asserts Innocence & Intention To Fight Back

In her first sit-down television interview this year, Attorney General Kathleen Kane took some direct questions from KDKA political editor Jon Delano.

07/16/2015

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PennDOT Selling Personal Drivers’ Information Shocks Many

Tell folks on the street that PennDOT is selling personal information on drivers, this reaction is common.

KDKA-TV–07/15/2015

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