Originally from Philadelphia, Jonah Kaplan loves the culture, character and pride of Milwaukee.
Jonah began his career at ESPN, but realized working in hard news would better serve the community. His work has appeared on CNN, the CBS Evening News, and in 2013 he swept the top awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and Missouri Broadcasters Association.
Jonah also won a national award from the Religion Communicators Council for reporting and producing a five-part series called "Journey to Jerusalem."
Reporting for KSPR-TV in Springfield, MO, Jonah was one of the first reporters on the ground in Joplin, Missouri, after a blistering tornado killed 161 people in 2011. He still keeps in contact with the survivors he interviewed there.
Jonah’s professional journey includes positions with KAUZ-TV in Wichita Falls, TX, the NHL's Boston Bruins and MSNBC.
Outside the newsroom, you can find Jonah playing ice hockey or playing Jewish music at area synagogues and nursing homes. Jonah also enjoys running with his puggle, listening to the Dave Matthews Band, and exchanging movie lines with his brother, Rafe, a paratrooper in the Israel Defense Forces.
Jonah graduated with honors from Boston University’s College of Communication in 2008.