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.

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

Study: Self-Service Checkout Lines Lead To Greater Retail Losses

Retailers may be sustaining substantial losses when customers use those self-service, self-scanning check-out lines, says a British criminologist.


(Photo by Mark Lyons/Getty Images)

War Of Words Escalates Between Trump, Parents Of Muslim American Hero

The Clinton-Kaine bus stop in Pittsburgh came as Donald Trump escalated his dispute with Khizr Khan, the father of a fallen Muslim American hero who died saving the lives of his Army comrades in Iraq.


(Photo Credit: KDKA)

Clinton Lays Out Strategy For Winning Western Pennsylvania

With 20 electoral votes, Pennsylvania is a big prize for any presidential candidate.


(Photo Credit: KDKA)

EXCLUSIVE: Clinton Reacts To Khizr Khan’s Convention Speech, Trump’s Response

KDKA’s political editor Jon Delano got Hillary Clinton’s reaction to Khizr Khan’s Convention speech and Donald Trump’s response in an exclusive interview.


Photo: KDKA

DNC Off To Rocky Start As Party Stresses Need For Unity

The Democratic National Convention kicked off with a bang Monday as the party struggled to unite amid scandals.


Photo: KDKA

Democrats Focus On Uniting Ahead Of DNC

In sweltering heat, Democrats from across the nation arrived in Philadelphia on Sunday.


Photo: KDKA

Exclusive: Pence Says It Will Take “Vision, Leadership” To Carry States Like Pa.

The Trump-Pence ticket is determined to win over Pennsylvania voters.


Photo: Jon Delano

Pennsylvania Delegates Enjoy First Day Of Republican National Convention

It was the first official day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, which meant plenty of food and talk for the delegates from Pennsylvania.


Photo: Jon Delano

Local Delegates Head To Cleveland For Republican National Convention

A group of local delegates was rallying in Cleveland Sunday night.


Photo: KDKA

Columbia Gas Customers Need To Opt Out Again To Stay Off Mailing Lists

Attention Columbia Gas customers! There’s a letter in your mailbox you do not want to ignore, especially if you don’t want to be solicited by other natural gas suppliers.


Left: Donald Trump (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images), Right: Hillary Clinton (Photo by Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images)

Trump Leads In Pennsylvania Over Clinton, Says Quinnipiac Poll

Just days before he officially becomes the Republican presidential nominee in Cleveland, Donald Trump got some good news from the Quinnipiac poll.


(Photo Credit: KDKA)

Some Shops Cashing In On Pokémon Go Craze, Offering Players Discounts

Pokémon Go could be good for local businesses that are savvy to the latest fad and technology.


Photo Credit: Thinkstock

Gov. Wolf Allows Budget To Become Law, But Waits For Revenue Bill To Pay For It

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf said he would not stop a roughly $31 billion election-year spending bill from becoming law.


(Photo Credit: KDKA)

Downtown Butler Welcomes New Micro Brewery

Four years ago, demolition began on a key corner in downtown Butler where young entrepreneurs dreamed of opening their own micro-brewery.


Photo: KDKA

Small Boxes Added To Lamp Posts To Enhance Cell Service

If you look up in and around Pittsburgh, you’ll see a growing number of boxes mounted on lamp posts.




More From CBS Pittsburgh

Bringing You The Best in Sports Talk Radio
New Podcast Network
Learn How

Listen Live