Pittsburgh Society of 
Association Executives

November Meeting

  • November 01, 2013
  • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Pittsburgh - GreenTree



Registration for this event is now closed.

Please call 412-780-4336 if you wish to register.

“Local Political Update and How the Government

ShutDown Affects Us”


KDKA Money & Politics Editor Jon Delano will discuss the upcoming election in November, the Government shutdown and the political, governmental, economic development and business related stories that affect Western Pennsylvania.  His discussion will include insights on the following:

*Elections within Allegheny County including the Mayor’s race

*Future Candidates for the Governor of Pennsylvania

*Issues affecting the 2014 Allegheny County Budget -will taxes be raised?

*How does the Government shutdown affect us locally and nationally?


Jon 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.

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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