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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North Carolina could be one of a growing list of states publicly declaring support for Israel and legislating punitive measures against those boycotting the Jewish State.
Almost a week after the big blaze that brought down Metropolitan Apartments in downtown Raleigh, construction is well underway on a number of similar wood-framed projects across the Triangle - with no surefire ways to prevent the next inferno.
The men and women who manage North Carolina's Building Code will soon get the chance to make any changes provoked by the fire in downtown Raleigh.
A Democratic lawmaker is trying to use a Republican idea to win support for a HB2 repeal bill.
There are more than 10,000 apartments under construction or proposed throughout the Triangle, and most, if not all of those units, are built with wood frames, like the Metropolitan, which burned to the ground in downtown Raleigh last week.