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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Trump & Clinton On Their Way To The ‘Must Win’ State Of Pennsylvania

If you need any further evidence that Pennsylvania is a battleground state in the 2016 presidential election, consider this — both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are heading to Pittsburgh.

06/08/2016

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Amazon Contracts For Its Own Fast Delivery From Distribution Center

If Amazon.com had its way, every shopper would shop online, and then have that order filled and packaged at fulfillment centers like one in Crafton.

06/06/2016

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Video Game Featuring Torture Of Prisoners Being Developed In Pittsburgh

A group of Pittsburgh-based graduate students skilled in developing video games has designed a 3-D game that allows players acting as American soldiers to torture captured Iraqis.

05/26/2016

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Gas Station In Canonsburg Among First To Get Beer License

A gas station in Canonsburg is about to sell beer.

05/25/2016

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Child Abuse Hotline Calls Are Going Unanswered, Auditor General Charges

Tens of thousands of phone calls into the state’s child abuse hotline called ChildLine went unanswered last year, says state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale.

05/24/2016

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‘Underwear Bike Ride’ Kicks Off In Lawrenceville Thursday

With new bike lanes everywhere, it was inevitable this event was coming to Pittsburgh: the Underwear Bike Rid

05/23/2016

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Officials Announce Vision For New Strip District Riverfront Park

Officials announced Friday their vision plan for the Strip District Riverfront Park at various points along the river connected by updated trails.

05/20/2016

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Peduto, 2 Other Local Mayors Rescued After Getting Stuck In Elevator

Pittsburgh first responders had to come to the rescue of their boss Thursday evening.

05/20/2016

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Pennsylvania To Extend Ignition Locks Law To First Offenses

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf will sign a measure that expands Pennsylvania’s ignition lock law to first-time drunken drivers.

05/19/2016

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Steelmakers Gather In Pittsburgh, Say China Has Declared War

One of the steel industry’s most important trade conferences is meeting in Pittsburgh this week.

05/18/2016

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Highmark Health Suing U.S. Government

One of the area’s largest health insurance companies is suing the United States government alleging it failed to pay its share of Affordable Care Act claims.

05/18/2016

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Smart Meters Pose Ongoing Issues For Duquesne Light Customers

Do you have one of those smart meters that Duquesne Light is installing all over?

05/17/2016

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Experts Tips On How To Get Big Savings On Prescription Drug Costs

It seems almost every adult is on a prescription drug, not just seniors, but younger and middle aged.

05/17/2016

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Pat Toomey Calls For An End To Sanctuary Cities

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey says some of those unlawfully in this country can pose a danger especially when arrested and released by local law enforcement.

05/16/2016

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Wolf Expected To Veto Bill To Give School Boards More Authority To Fire Teachers

Most school districts have some new young teachers who are excellent — and some senior teachers who are, well, just counting down to retirement.

05/11/2016

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