ABC11 WTVD Reporter Jonah Kaplan
Jonah Kaplan is ABC11's Political and Investigative Reporter and has built a strong reputation for his balanced and in-depth coverage of politics and the military. He has conducted exclusive interviews with President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, Dr. Anthony Fauci, and governors of several states, among other officials.

Jonah's investigative work, meanwhile, digs into high-impact issues such as government corruption, use of taxpayer funds, law enforcement activities, and legal precedents. He's also an integral part of ABC11's severe weather and breaking news coverage.

Jonah actually started his career in sports working behind the scenes with TV crews at YES Network and ESPN, but later made the switch to news in part to watch the games instead of work them! His work on-air has since appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN and MSNBC.

Jonah's professional journey includes stops at WTMJ-TV in Milwaukee, WI; KSPR-TV in Springfield, MO; KAUZ-TV in Wichita Falls, TX; Gray Television's Washington D.C. Bureau; and the NHL's Boston Bruins. He graduated with honors from Boston University's College of Communication.

Jonah is a two-time winner of the TV News Reporter of the Year award from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) of the Carolinas, as well as a four-time Emmy nominee.

Outside the newsroom, you can find Jonah struggling to remain a fan of Philadelphia sports teams, playing ice hockey, or chanting at synagogue (he's a son of two rabbis!). Jonah lives in Raleigh with his wife, Grace, their daughters, Rena and Romi, and puggle, Barkley.

ABC11's Stories
NC legislature votes to further delay primaries until June 7
The Republican-led General Assembly on Wednesday voted to further delay the primary election until June 7 just as the State Supreme Court will hear an appeal on redistricting.
Fed up on the sidelines, Pat McCrory plans political comeback in Senate race
He may be a career politician, but Pat McCrory takes pride in his address always being in North Carolina.
Backed by Trump, Ted Budd determined to win statewide support for U.S. Senate
He is already a member of Congress, but Ted Budd thinks he can make a greater impact for North Carolina if he moves to the other chamber.
'We don't feel pressure': Why GOP's Mark Walker remains committed to run for US Senate
Former Congressman Mark Walker says his leadership skills and conservative conviction make him the right candidate to represent NC in the Senate.
2022 Senate race again puts North Carolina in national political spotlight
Joe Biden didn't need North Carolina to win the White House, but Republicans will need support from North Carolina voters if they want to reclaim control of the U.S. Congress.
Balance of power in state, national politics at stake in NC redistricting trial
The critical trial over North Carolina's voting maps began on Monday that could make or break the Republican hold on legislative power for years to come.
New year begins with courts tackling old challenges of gerrymandering
A critical trial over North Carolina's voting maps begins on Monday that could make an impact on state and national politics for years to come.
Tolls increase (again) on 540 but there's progress in the loop project
Tolls on the Triangle Expressway will again go up on Saturday, continuing a New Year's tradition that helps maintain the roadway and pay back the construction bonds.
WCPSS introducing weekly COVID testing ahead of return from winter break
Wake County school administrators have informed parents of a new weekly, on-campus COVID-19 testing program for students and staff.
NC hospital ERs packed, COVID wards fill up with mostly unvaccinated patients
As Omicron continues to permeate through North Carolina communities, staffing again is emerging as a key issue for hospital systems because of the variant's increased transmissibility, which is infecting staffers and sending them home for a few days, even for mild symptoms.