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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Uber Now Licensed To Offer Rides To And From Pittsburgh International Airport

Allegheny County Airport Authority officials have approved a policy that lets ride-sharing companies pick up passengers at Pittsburgh International Airport.

06/02/2015

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Healthy Ride Bike Sharing Program Kicks Off To Big Start

It’s called Healthy Ride, a public bike sharing system that hopes to have 50 bike stations around the city with 500 bikes available to rent.

06/01/2015

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Monday Supreme Court Case Revisits Threats Posted Online

Twitter, Instagram, Facebook — chances are good you’ve seen something posted that could be construed as a threat to harm someone.

06/01/2015

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Closing Of The Tin Angel This Weekend Leaves Behind Plenty Of Memories

Memories — soon that’s all that will be left of the Tin Angel, a Mt. Washington icon that has offered its great food — and views of the Point — since 1957.

05/29/2015

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Mayor’s Trip To Cuba Sets Groundwork For Future Business Relationship

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A mission to Havana, Cuba, over the Memorial Day weekend will bring dividends to Pittsburgh-based companies, Mayor Bill Peduto predicts. “What they really need right now is construction, engineering, they need new […]

05/28/2015

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Local Grand Jury Charges Chinese Students In Conspiracy Aimed At U.S. Universities

Fifteen Chinese nationals — almost all in their 20s — have been indicted by a Pittsburgh grand jury for using fake Chinese passports and hired test-takers to take SATs and other standardized exams in order to gain admission to American universities.

05/28/2015

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Rick Santorum Announces Second White House Run During Campaign Visit To Cabot

He exceeded the political world’s expectations by scoring a second-place finish in the race for the Republican presidential nomination four years ago. Yet as he readies a second White House run, Rick Santorum may struggle even to qualify for the debate stage in 2016.

05/27/2015

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Class Action Lawsuit Seeks Damages & Action On Incorrect Water Bills

A Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority customer is suing claiming she and other customers have been overbilled by as much as 600 percent and threatened with shut-off notices due to faulty radio-controlled water meters.

05/26/2015

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Fitzgerald Says He’s Heard The Message Voters Sent Him

Usually, public officials try to put the most positive spin on election results that they don’t like.

05/20/2015

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Gov. Wolf Wants To Tax Lottery Winnings Over $600

If you’ve ever won any money in the Pennsylvania Lottery, you already know that those winnings are not subject to Pennsylvania’s 3.07 percent income tax.

05/19/2015

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Governor Optimistic That Property Tax Relief Is On Its Way

Gov. Tom Wolf was back in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, this time to meet with Pittsburgh School District educators at Roosevelt Elementary School in Carrick.

05/19/2015

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New Website And App Designed To Help Renters Estimate Utility Bills

One out of three Americans lives in a rental unit.

05/18/2015

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FAA Is Investigating Drone Near-Miss With Television Chopper

This video shot from News Chopper 2 shows an unidentified drone sweeping across the sky after coming within 10 feet of the chopper — twice — at an altitude at least double the allowable drone maximum of 400 hundred feet.

05/15/2015

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Walmart Explores Cutting Shipping Costs To Compete With Amazon Prime

Move over Amazon Prime. Walmart.com may be coming after you.

05/14/2015

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New Credit Cards With Chips Are Not Fool-Proof

The new credit card with a chip is a response to all those credit card breaches at stores like Target, Kmart, Staples, and Home Depot.

05/14/2015

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