Jon joined KDKA-TV in September of 1982 as co-host, along with Liz Miles, of “Evening Magazine.” In 1985, his duties expanded to include co-hosting “Pittsburgh 2 Day” with Patrice King Brown. In 1990, he was nominated for Pittsburgh’s “Man of the Year in Communications”, and has been nominated three times for Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards for his work as a weathercaster and feature reporter. In 1984, Jon won a Golden Quill Award, as well as a National PM Magazine Award in the Outstanding Feature category, and in 1996, his hard work in the weather department paid off when he took home an Emmy for Individual Achievement in Weathercasting.
A native of Knoxville, Tn, Jon attended the University of Tennessee on a four year football scholarship and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theater. Before joining KDKA-TV, he co-hosted “PM Magazine” at WNGE-TV in Nashville, and prior to that was a weathercaster/feature reporter at stations in Louisville, Ky, and in his hometown.
Jon lives in O’Hara Township with his wife, Debbie. They have two grown children, Samantha and Eric. He spends his free time working with several local organizations like Make-A-Wish, the Boy Scouts of America and the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Reserve (Jon is an Eagle Scout and Honorary Deputy Sheriff). Whatever time he has left is spent touring our hometown highways on his motorcycle, which he treats like a member of the family!