Jon covered the presidential election for PolitiFact, a Pulitzer Prize winning fact checking news service based in Washington, D.C. and where he was pleased to see a campaign ad he debunked selected as Lie of the Year. Prior to that, he was Executive Editor at New Hampshire Public Radio where his coverage of a rogue bone marrow registry was awarded the 2012 prize for Investigative Radio Journalism by the Society of Professional Journalists. Before coming to New Hampshire, Jon spent six years as a Washington reporter for National Public Radio. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, the Tampa Bay Times, the Portsmouth Herald, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and other newspapers around the country.
He is board chair for Computer Technology Assistance Corps, a Manchester-based nonprofit that refurbishes used computer equipment and passes it on for free or low cost to deserving individuals, nonprofits and small businesses. Jon also sits on the Board of Advisors of the Banyan Project, an effort to spur the creation of local news service cooperatives.
Jon has degrees from Johns Hopkins University, the Kennedy School at Harvard University, and Syracuse University. In 1996, a Fulbright Scholarship took him, his wife and their two children to Romania.