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
Toyota to build lithium battery plant in North Carolina, creating thousands of new jobs
Toyota USA will invest billions of dollars into a new automotive battery plant in North Carolina -- a project that amounts to the largest capital investment in state history.
Full NC Appeals Court overturns panel ruling that delayed filings in key political races
The full 15-member North Carolina Court of Appeals has undone the order from Monday morning that temporarily blocked candidates from filing for several key political races.
Republican-led General Assembly approves new congressional maps for NC that could heavily favor GOP
Though Democrats roundly voted against all the proposed maps, they reserved particular ire for the congressional map which several analysts predict will give the GOP a good chance of winning as many as 11 of 14 districts.
VP Kamala Harris visits Charlotte to spell out how infrastructure package can help North Carolina
Harris explained how Biden's $1.2 trillion infrastructure package will create good-paying union jobs in North Carolina.
SCOTUS case on MS abortion law has major implications for North Carolina
Wednesday's case before the U.S. Supreme Court is the most significant challenge to Roe v. Wade in 50 years.
NC DHHS Sec. Mandy Cohen, who led state's COVID-19 response, to step down
North Carolina's Secretary for the Department of Health and Human Services, Dr. Mandy Cohen, announced she is stepping down from her position.
Streets at Southpoint closes for the day after 3 people shot, 3 others hurt during evacuation
The Streets at Southpoint closed early on one of the busiest shopping days of the year after three people were shot Friday, including a 10-year-old. One person has been arrested.
Volunteers forego shopping to fill bags with 100,000 meals
As Black Friday shoppers loaded up their trunks, hundreds of volunteers this weekend are packing 100,000 meals to fight worldwide hunger.
'Every drop counts': WakeMed Milk Bank seeks more donations as premature births increase
As premature births increase, more breast milk donations are needed to help NICUs serve families during a difficult time.