Jon Delano

delano 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 Woman Hails Improved Relations With Cuba

When President Obama addressed the nation with word that he was going to normalize relations with Cuba, one local woman was watching intently.

12/17/2014

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Salvation Army Seeking Help To Reach Holiday Fundraising Goals

The Salvation Army says they are well-behind their fundraising goal for the holiday season.

12/17/2014

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Pittsburgh Crèche Survives For This Year, But Future Is Uncertain

It’s called the Pittsburgh Crèche, and it has attracted thousands of visitors since its dedication 15 years ago.

12/16/2014

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Flaherty To Challenge Wagner For County Controller, While Fitzgerald Stays Mum

Surrounded by supporters, former Allegheny County Controller Mark Patrick Flaherty announced a comeback try for his old office.

12/16/2014

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City Budget Approved With Concessions On Nighttime Parking

Pittsburgh’s City Council approved Mayor Bill Peduto’s new $516.6 million budget Monday.

12/15/2014

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Tree Cutter Charged With Theft And Fraud Against Homeowners

When Eugene Askey showed up at the District Magistrate’s office in Jeannette for a preliminary hearing on one scam, Westmoreland County detectives were waiting to arrest and charge him with scamming five more residents from May to October of this year.

12/12/2014

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Local Company To Take Mementos To Moon

Have you ever thought about sending a memento to the moon? If you have, a local company says it can make it happen for you.

12/11/2014

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Utility Companies Change Stance, Will Allow Banners To Honor Fallen Heroes

A controversy is brewing in Butler County where residents want to honor fallen military members like other communities do.

12/10/2014

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Hello Bistro Another Example Of Company Spin-Offs To Attract Customers

The corner at Forbes and Wood, Downtown, was once home to a Stouffer’s restaurant and later a McDonald’s.

12/09/2014

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McDonald’s To Install Touch Screens In 2015

It’s been a tough year for America’s iconic fast food chain — McDonald’s.

12/09/2014

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Forbes Hospital Opening To Medical Students

The hospital will help the next generation of local doctors.

12/08/2014

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EXCLUSIVE: Wolf Talks Election, Budget In First TV Interview Since Win

Governor-elect Tom Wolf was in Pittsburgh this evening to support Rich Fitzgerald’s bid for re-election as county executive.

12/04/2014

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Wolf Claims He Will Inherit $2 Billion Budget Deficit

Charles Zogby, Gov. Tom Corbett’s budget secretary, acknowledged on Wednesday a shortfall in revenues and unexpected expenses in the current budget, shortfalls that the Corbett administration says require additional adjustment

12/03/2014

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Fayette Co. Bridge Renaming Goes Awry As Signs Get Honoree’s Name Incorrect

Plans to honor a slain police officer who was also a Civil War veteran went awry when signs renaming a southwestern Pennsylvania bridge got his name wrong.

12/02/2014

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Parking Lot Rage Is On The Rise

We’ve all experienced it — rudeness and rage in the parking lot as customers search to find a place to park.

11/28/2014

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