Jon Delano

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Jon 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.

Reschenthaler Calls Saccone An ‘Embarrassment’ To GOP In May Primary Battle For Congress

Pa. Sen. Guy Reschenthaler is taking on Rick Saccone, who lost to Conor Lamb, in a new district that includes counties Saccone won, like Washington, Greene, Westmoreland to which Fayette County has been added.

03/29/2018

Challenger Ray Linsenmayer Says Conor Lamb Doesn’t Represent Suburban Democrats’ Views

Unlike his opponent, Conor Lamb, fellow Democrat Ray Linsenmayer is hardly a household name.

03/28/2018

Company To Bring Cruising Tiki Bar Boats To Pittsburgh

A company called Cruisin’ Tikis is bringing tiki bar boats to Pittsburgh.

03/27/2018

AG Shapiro, 36 Other AGs Send Letter To Zuckerberg For More Info On Facebook Breach Of Data

Led by Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, 37 state Attorneys General sent a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Monday.

03/26/2018

Gov. Wolf Proposes Voter Registration, Absentee Ballot Changes

At the state Capitol on Monday, Governor Tom Wolf endorsed plans to make it easier for all Pennsylvanians to register to vote.

03/26/2018

Pa. A.G. Shapiro Reviewing Whether Facebook Broke State Laws

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro is reviewing whether Facebook broke state laws when its user data was transferred by third parties, possibly for political purposes by the Donald Trump campaign.

03/23/2018

Saccone Concedes To Lamb As Both Launch New Campaigns, But Not Against Each Other

It’s all over in the old 18th Congressional District; although both candidates, Democrat Conor Lamb and Republican Rick Saccone, are off and running again — just not against each other.

03/22/2018

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Pa. Teachers Learn Of Possible Data Breach From Credit Monitoring Company

Several hundred thousand teachers in Pennsylvania are receiving letters offering free credit monitoring after their personal information was released publicly last month due to a “human error.”

03/22/2018

Pa. GOP Lawmakers Looking To Impeach Democratic Justices Over Congressional Map-Making

If certain Republican lawmakers have their way, the seven-member state Supreme Court would lose four Democratic justices.

03/21/2018

With 18th Congressional District Results Still Not Official, Lamb Prepares For Possible Showdown With Rothfus

So far, the ongoing official tabulations have not helped Republican Rick Saccone overcome Democrat Conor Lamb’s narrow but clear lead, and Lamb is expected to be sworn in come April.

03/20/2018

Senate Hopeful Jim Christiana Sees Republican Model In Conor Lamb

If Republicans are looking for young blood, one young Republican state representative wants to be a U.S. Senator.

03/19/2018

Federal Courts Reject Republican Effort To Stop New Congressional Map

The new congressional districts for Pennsylvania stand, says a federal court panel, tossing out a lawsuit filed by eight Republican congressmen.

03/19/2018

Official Ballot Count Begins In 18th Congressional District Special Election

In election bureaus in Allegheny, Greene, Washington, and Westmoreland counties, officials began the final tabulation to determine the official winner between Republican Rick Saccone and Democrat Conor Lamb.

03/16/2018

Saccone, Lamb Gearing Up To Run For Congress In 2 Different Districts

Both Democrat Conor Lamb and Republican Rick Saccone are plotting their next campaigns, not against each other but in brand new congressional districts.

03/15/2018

Saccone Refuses To Concede Until Every Vote Is Counted, ‘Irregularities’ Cleared Up

In his first TV interview since election day, Republican Rick Saccone says it’s way too early to call it quits in his nail-biter race with Democrat Conor Lamb.

03/15/2018

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