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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Pittsburgh Promise Scales Back To Extend Years of Service

The Pittsburgh Promise has come a long way since first announced, but scholarship cuts threaten its legacy.

07/14/2015

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In Pittsburgh, Wolf Seeks Public Help To Get Budget Through Harrisburg

Governor Tom Wolf pressed the flesh with North Hills school officials as he worked to distinguish his state budget proposal from the Republican budget he vetoed.

07/13/2015

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Budget Deadlock Approaching 3rd Week With No Talks Planned

No negotiations between the Wolf administration and leaders of the Legislature’s Republican majority are scheduled as Pennsylvania’s budget stalemate approaches its third week.

07/13/2015

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Another Bird Flu Casualty: Rita’s Pulls Frozen Custard

The latest casualty of bird flu? Frozen custard.

07/09/2015

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Rainy Weather Breeding More Mosquitoes, Leads To West Nile Concerns

When it rains and water ponds, mosquitos breed faster than ever.

07/08/2015

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Budget Impasse Continues With Differences From Last One

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf isn’t backing off his demand for a new state budget after vetoing a $30.2 billion document passed solely by Republican state lawmakers.

07/07/2015

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O’Connor Proposes Paid Sick Leave For All Workers In The City

Workers recently demonstrated downtown, demanding that all employers provide paid sick leave to everyone who works in the city.

07/06/2015

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In First Statement Since Release, Veon Goes After Corbett

Freedom came to former Beaver County PA Rep. Mike Veon at 9:40 a.m. on Thursday when he was paroled from the Laurel Highlands state prison after five years in jail.

06/19/2015

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Pittsburgh VA Wants To Fire 3 Who Bound Co-Worker With Tape

Officials with the Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System want to fire three people and discipline four others after a worker complained that he was harassed and bound with duct tape.

06/19/2015

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Sherman Tank Delivered To Heinz History Center As Part Of WWII Exhibit

It was an unusual delivery to the Heinz History Center — a 37-ton Sherman tank now parked outside the museum as part of the center’s “World War II — We Can Do It” exhibit.

06/17/2015

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FCC Levies Toughest Fine Ever For AT&T’S Alleged ‘Throttling’

AT&T Mobility LLC has been slapped with a $100 million fine for offering consumers “unlimited” data, but then slowing their Internet speeds after they reached a certain amount.

06/17/2015

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Invention Convention Brings Together Inventors With Product Developers & Marketers

It’s an invention convention right here in Pittsburgh at the Monroeville Convention Center.

06/16/2015

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Equal Pay Case Settled Before Trial While Raising Issues For All Women

The state court system that administers the courts of common pleas has settled a pay equity case with two local women employees.

06/15/2015

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City Offers Free Lunches During The Summer-Time

Schools out – and for thousands of kids that means an end to healthy meals provided by local school systems.

06/12/2015

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Park Rangers Hired For County And City Parks

Visitors to Allegheny County parks or the city’s Schenley Park will soon see men and women in a different kind of uniform — that of park ranger.

06/11/2015

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