Jon Delano Bio, Wiki
Jon Delano is a winning American journalist, attorney, professor, and writer working at KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, serving as a Money & Politics Editor. He has been working with this station since 1994.
Jon Delano Age
Delano is 73 years old as of 2023. He was born in Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania, in the United States in 1950.
Jon Delano Height/Measurements
Delano stands approximately 6 feet 1 inches (1. 85m) and weighs around 89 kg.
Jon Delano Education
For his education, Jon attended Gannon University where he earned his degree in 1997.
Jon Delano Career
Bortz works at KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as a Money & Politics Editor. He is a familiar face on KDKA, having been the station’s political analyst since 1994. In September 2001, Jon joined KDKA full-time serving as the Money & Politics Editor and this region’s only political analyst who reports on national and local issues that affect hometown residents. Jon also serves as producer of the Sunday Business Page segments for KDKA’s weekend news and served as co-host of the KD/PG Sunday Edition, a weekly public affairs program.
Jon is acknowledged for his ability to analyze complex problems and make them understandable to any viewer. He has worked in both the private business world and government, practiced law, reported on both radio and television, and has taught at the graduate level.
During the 2020 presidential campaign, Jon was the first local TV reporter to interview former President Donald Trump one-on-one and had four one-on-one interviews with President Joe Biden. He also interviewed members of the Trump family, retired Vice President Pence, and many other Democratic and Republican administrators including most of the Democratic presidential candidates.
More recently, Jon has had one-on-one interviews with Vice President Kamala Harris and associates of the President’s Cabinet, including Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, and Labor Secretary Marty Walsh.
Jon’s on-air work commenced in 1991 after 14 years working in the US Congress as chief of staff to a Pennsylvania congressman. In 1994, he was promoted as the political analyst for KDKA-TV and reported from both Democratic presidential conventions and the Republican in 1996, 2000, 2004, and 2016. In 2008, he was the first TV journalist in the state to interview Barack Obama and had 6 interviews with him that year, together with John McCain, Sarah Palin, and Hillary Clinton.
In 2011, Jon was the first Pennsylvania television journalist to interview President Obama in the White House, which he performed a second time in 2012. During the 2012 campaign, he also interviewed First Lady Michelle Obama, Ann Romney, Gov. Mitt Romney, and Cong. Paul Ryan and Dr. Jill Biden.
During the 2016 campaign, Jon was the first local TV journalist to interview Hillary Clinton after she was the winner of the Democratic nomination and had several interviews with Mike Pence, a Republican vice-presidential candidate. After the election, Jon interviewed President Trump during one of his stays in Pittsburgh. He was also invited to the White House to interview senior staff and associates of President Trump’s Cabinet, and he was the sole local TV reporter invited to join the President’s motorcade to cover his visit to the Tree of Life Synagogue.
Jon has earned countless awards for his work including the Edward R. Murrow Award for the best “hard news” story in Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey. He also earned the Small Business Journalist Champion of the Year recognition from the U.S. Small Business Administration, two Golden Quill Awards, two Robert Vann awards from the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation, the “Good Government Award” from the Greater Pittsburgh League of Women Voters, and the Clarity Award for the Pennsylvania Bar Association for being a lawyer who can write in plain English.
After two decades and a half of teaching graduate learners, Jon recently retired as an adjunct lecturer at Carnegie Mellon University’s H. John Heinz College of Information Systems & Public Policy where he instructed courses on media and public policy, politics and money, and public policy implementation.
Active in his church, Jon also volunteers for a few society organizations. He frequently moderates and promotes seminars, candidate debates, and programs and speaks on governmental and political matters to business, civic, and labor groups. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and Haverford College, Jon and his wife reside in Mt. Lebanon two blocks from where Jon was raised.
Jon Delano’s Net Worth
In Jon’s career as an anchor/reporter, he was able to amass a net worth between $1 Million 5 million.
How Much Does Jon Delano Earn?
Jon acquires annual earnings that range between $ 118, 470, and $ 280, 925.
Jon Delano Parents and Siblings
Delano was born and raised to parents in Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania, the United States. Growing up, his devoted parents offered him the best upbringing possible. Besides this, the journalist has not provided any further information about his mum, dad, or siblings if he has any.
Jon Delano Wife
Delano is married to Jane and together they live in Mt. Lebanon two blocks from where he grew up. He and his wife are proud parents of two grown-up children.
Jon Delano KDKA TV
Delano works at KDKA TV, where he works alongside his fellow anchors, reporters, and meteorologists, such as;
- Ken Rice
- Kristine Sorensen
- Kristin Emery
- Ron Smiley
- Ray Petelin
- Mary Ours
- Falicia Woody
- Jessica Guay
- Erika Stanish
- Erica Mokay
- John Shumway
- Lindsay Ward
- David Highfield
- Meghan Schiller
- Royce Jones
- Kym Gable
- Jennifer Borrasso
- Shelley Bortz
- Chris DeRose
- Ross Guidotti
- Chris Hoffman
- Andy Sheehan
- Lynne Hayes
- Dave Crawley
- Josh Taylor
- Bob Pompeani
- Rich Walsh
Jon Delano Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram
Delano is vocal on his social media accounts, where he posts often. On his Twitter account, he has about 4,934 Followers 1K followers on his Facebook page, and 823 followers on his Instagram account.