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 recently joined ABC11 as part of the I-Team. He loves being back 'in the field' and telling stories. 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.
Email Jon at email@example.com.
Request Jon to speak at your event.
NCDOT clears last major hurdle in 'Complete 540' project
After decades of conversation and consternation, the last major hurdle has been cleared in the state's effort to complete the "Outer Loop" around the Capitol City.
Raleigh Police present final draft on body cameras to public
Raleigh Police Chief Cassandra Deck-Brown offered Raleighites two opportunities to review the city's final draft of its new rules on body cameras but she wouldn't distribute copies or answer reporter questions about the policy.
Wake County DA worries about the increase of digital gaming sites
They're usually off the beaten path; anonymous storefronts with darkened windows often called "business centers" or tucked in as part of "service centers." But where many people might not even notice them, law enforcement often knows right where they are.
I-Team probes area cell phone security problems
What if your smart phone had a mind of its own and locked you out so that none of your passwords worked and you couldn't access your information?
I-Team digs for answers as Triangle mail problems continue
In the week since our first I-Team report aired on spotty mail service in a north Raleigh neighborhood, scores of comments have come into ABC11 through emails, calls and on social media.
Deadly wreck unites 2 women in crusade against distracted driving
"We're not going to bring John and his fiancée back ... but what we want to do is bring awareness to stricter rules about distracted driving. The penalties have to be stricter when death is involved."
I-Team report brings new wave of postal service complaints
Turns out, it's not just north Raleigh. More than 200 people from all across the Triangle wrote the I-Team with similar stories of slow mail service and, in many cases, occasionally no mail service.
Complaints grow about mail service in Raleigh
Some have seen mail slowing down to a snail's pace; others report that it's not coming at all. Complaints about the postal service in and around Raleigh have been growing as the clocks ticks down to Christmas.
One of the Triangle's newest roads needs to be repaired. Here's why
The new toll road that extends I-540 south to the 55 bypass isn't that old. The newest stretch opened almost exactly five years ago (on December 20, 2012). But already, crews are having to shore up certain sections.
NAACP review of old arrest alleges police abuse in Dunn
The news conference was called after video was leaked from 2012, apparently shot from a Dunn police cruiser's dash cam, showing an attempted traffic stop, a subsequent police chase, and then the arrest of Seneca Jackson. During that, you can see an officer kick the man on the ground.
More TOP STORIES News