From there it was on to KESQ in Palm Springs, California where he anchored the weekend evening newscasts and won his first Emmy. Then he moved to Hartford, Connecticut to hone his breaking news skills at WFSB. After that, he became the weeknight anchor for the ABC affiliate in Portland, Maine where he won another Emmy covering the fifth anniversary of September 11th. Jon has also moderated U.S. Senatorial and Congressional debates and covered presidential and gubernatorial campaigns in multiple states.
He loves being back 'in the field' and telling stories as part of the ABC11 I-Team. It's people that drive his passion for news and he's excited to get to know North Carolina and the people who live here.
Jon's an accomplished singer/songwriter and loves mountain biking, hiking, camping, and all things outdoors. He loves reading up on history and painting. But when time is short, there's only one place he wants to be: with his wife and two kids.
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The 170 North Carolina state lawmakers elected in November came to Raleigh to choose leaders and otherwise celebrate their new jobs with family and friends. But more serious work looms.
Governor-elect Roy Cooper has filed a lawsuit and asked for an emergency hearing this afternoon to block a law just passed by the Republican-controlled General Assembly that strips him of some powers.
The temporary restraining order lasts one week until another court hearing next Friday.
State Democratic Party chair Patsy Keever announced Thursday she won't seek reelection next year.
Gov. Pat McCrory announced in a video message that he has called for a special legislative session for Wednesday to discuss repealing North Carolina's controversial HB2 law.