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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Wolf Poised To Take Inaugural Oath As 47th Governor

Former businessman Tom Wolf is poised to be sworn in as Pennsylvania’s 47th governor in a ceremony at the state Capitol.

01/19/2015

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Highmark Denies In-Network Coverage To Some Pregnant Women Using Magee Womens Hospital

The ongoing dispute between Highmark and UPMC is heating up again.

01/16/2015

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City Public Works In Search Of Potholes

When there’s a brief thaw or just a break in the winter weather, out come the pothole crews to cold patch the streets of Pittsburgh.

01/15/2015

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Police Chief Tries To Shut Down Leaks From Officers

A memorandum from Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay criticizing unauthorized leaks to the public that “add credibility to our critics” brought a strong response from the Fraternal Order of Police.

01/14/2015

Taxes

TurboTax Customers Angry Over Change In Tax Return Software

Changes to the popular tax program, TurboTax, has some customers mad.

01/13/2015

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Local Shot Spotter Testing Had Flaws, But Won’t Delay Implementation

No, it’s not some futuristic NCIS law enforcement tool.

01/12/2015

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Governor-Elect Wolf Talks Economic Growth, Other Issues During Pittsburgh Visit

Governor-elect Tom Wolf called a press conference in Pittsburgh Friday, in part, to sing the praises of his first Cabinet appointment from Allegheny County – Dennis Davin as secretary of Community & Economic Development.

01/09/2015

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Police Chief McLay Speaks Out After Controversy Over Sign

In his first television comments since the local Fraternal Order of Police criticized his holding a protester’s sign, Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay took the blame for a misunderstanding.

01/09/2015

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AG Kathleen Kane Could Face Criminal Charges After Grand Jury Findings

A grand jury is recommending that Attorney General Kathleen Kane be criminally charged on allegations she leaked information to a newspaper.

01/08/2015

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Mayor Peduto Defends Controversial Police Chief Photo To Fox News

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto took to national television news to defend Police Chief Cameron McLay who is under fire for a controversial photo.

01/08/2015

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Local Cartoonist Says Terrorist Attack In France Won’t Stop Editorial Cartoons

The murder of French editorial cartoonists was more than a tragic killing, says local cartoonist Rob Rogers.

01/07/2015

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Pa. House Elects A New Speaker, Other Legislators Sworn In

With both an outgoing and incoming governor looking on, a more Republican General Assembly took office in Harrisburg Tuesday.

01/06/2015

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New Casino Game Created By Locals To Debut At Meadows

Move over blackjack. Stand aside poker, Forget the slots. A new card game invented locally may hit the casino soon.

01/05/2015

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Home Remodeling Expo Kicks Off At Convention Center

So it’s the first weekend after the holidays — are you thinking spring and home remodeling projects?

01/02/2015

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Behind The Scenes Of Sausage Making On New Year’s Day

New Year’s Day is one of Uncle Charley’s favorite holidays.

01/01/2015

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