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.

Email Jonah at jonah.kaplan@abc11.com

Archive
The Supreme Court of the United States issued a landmark ruling on Friday mandating that law enforcement should generally obtain search warrants before reviewing location and mapping data on a user's smartphone.
If the United States is the Land of Opportunity, then North Carolina is the State of Hospitality: the Tar Heel State welcomes more immigrants and resettled refugees than most others in the country, including Florida and New Mexico.
The pool where three people drowned early Tuesday passed its inspection less than two weeks ago, and officials say the drownings show the limitations of those rules if swimmers don't follow them.
Health and safety officials with the United States Army tell the I-Team they have serious concerns about legal hemp products, including cannabidiol (CBD oil).
There's no cooling off for a Clayton community hot-headed over the deterioration and closure of its swim club.