ABC11 WTVD Reporter Jonah Kaplan
Jonah Kaplan is ABC11's Political and Investigative Reporter and has built a strong reputation for his writing and in-depth style of journalism. He plays key roles in election coverage and has conducted exclusive interviews with President Donald J. Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, former Vice President Joe Biden, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and governors of three states, among other national and local 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.

Jonah began his career in sports with positions at ESPN and YES Network, but later transitioned into full-time work in news. His work has appeared on ABC, NBC, and CBS News, as well as CNN and MSNBC. Jonah is a two-time Emmy nominee, and in 2018 was named TV News Reporter of the Year by the Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas.

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 historic 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, 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.

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 daughter, Rena, and puggle, Barkley.

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