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.
Tom Corbett and Tom Wolf faced off Wednesday morning on KYW Radio in Philadelphia, and it was a feistier exchange of views with both candidates going after each other.
Hold on to your wallet, some banks are raising their ATM fees for non-bank customers.
Appearing on KDKA Radio’s “Ask the Leaders,” Mayor Bill Peduto took flack over his push for more bike lanes in the city.
Move over PNC, Citizens, and those other banks. Walmart is moving into banking.
After an emotionally charged debate, Pennsylvania state senators passed legislation to legalize several forms of medical marijuana.
It was a friendly crowd for Governor Corbett.
A state agency charged with investigating civil rights violations now finds itself accused of violating the civil rights of an employee.
Just as a car cannot run without an engine, so also a smartphone cannot run without something called an operating system, Carnegie Mellon University professor Anind Dey told KDKA money editor Jon Delano on Friday.
People lined up outside Apple stores Thursday night and even during the day on Friday just to get Apple’s latest smartphone — the iPhone 6.
Bayer, the German company that became one of Pittsburgh’s business icons, is splitting up.
It sometimes seems as if every retail store has its customers’ credit and debit card information hacked by cyber criminals.
Some state officials call it a temporary cash flow problem. Others say it’s more serious.
Tom Wolf highlighted support for public education with a tour of a local school.
Julie Nixon Eisenhower, daughter of President Richard Nixon, keynoted the 250th anniversary gala this week for the Fort Pitt Blockhouse.
A Monaca plumber has taken plumbing to a new level, using toilets like ones on the roof of his garage, as a form of protest.