Jonah Kaplan
Originally from Philadelphia, Jonah Kaplan is so far loving the character, culture, and pride of the Triangle. He joins ABC11 Eyewitness News as the Political & Investigative Reporter and newest member of the I-Team.

Jonah began his career at ESPN, but later decided that reporting hard news was more fulfilling work and his passion for broadcast journalism would better serve the community. His work has appeared on ABC, NBC, and CBS News, as well as CNN and MSNBC. He's also a two-time Emmy nominee and has swept the top awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and Missouri Broadcasters Association.

In 2013, the Religion Communicators Council recognized Jonah with the Wilbur Award for his reporting and producing a five-part series called "Journey to Jerusalem," an award he shared with the late 60 Minutes correspondent Bob Simon.

Reporting for KSPR-TV in Springfield, MO, Jonah was one of the first reporters on the ground in Joplin after a blistering tornado killed 158 people in 2011. He still keeps in contact with the survivors he interviewed there.

Jonah's professional journey also includes stops at WTMJ-TV in Milwaukee, WI, and KAUZ-TV in Wichita Falls, TX, among other positions in news and sports. He graduated with honors from Boston University's College of Communication.

Outside the newsroom, you can find Jonah playing ice hockey or playing guitar at area synagogues (he's a son of two rabbis!). Jonah lives in Raleigh with his wife, Grace, and their puggle, Barkley.

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The I-Team is looking into how birthing centers and midwives are regulated after a Cary birthing center stopped delivering babies following the deaths of three newborns in the past six months.
A Moore County judge on Thursday awarded residents $161 million from the maligned owners of the Woodlake Dam, who continue to be either unwilling or incapable of fixing the dam that nearly breached during Hurricane Matthew.
A special committee met Wednesday for the first and only time in front of the general public ahead of its upcoming decision on whether or not to relocate three Confederate monuments from North Carolina's State Capitol.
According to the City of Durham, a preliminary report counted at least 20 crashes and slide-offs at the sharp curve in the 2900 block of Dearborn Drive from Maplewood Drive to Apollo Street. Of those 20 incidents, nearly all of them reportedly involve speeding.
A federal investigation into a Raleigh surgery center reports a "systematic failure" in protocols at a Raleigh surgery center that resulted in a brief termination of its Medicare contract.