When he returned to WTHI-TV in April of 2013, Jon Swaner’s broadcasting career came full circle. One can trace Jon’s roots in the business to his start at WTHI-TV in 1999. His career then took him to WTWO-TV, where he spent covering local news there for more than 13 years. During his career, Jon has covered many major stories. Jon was at the Clay County Courthouse for the reading of the jury’s verdict in the Orville Lynn Major’s case in 1999. But it was in 2001 when he covered what will likely be the biggest story of his career: the execution of Timothy McVeigh, the Oklahoma City Bomber. Jon’s work has also taken him from coast-to-coast. He’s cover National Police Week and the March for Life in Washington D.C. And in 2005, he followed U.S. Marine recruits for one week at MCRD San Diego. In 2006, Jon traveled to Rome to cover the canonization of St. Mother Theodore Guerin. To this day, that remains his favorite assignment.
Jon and his wife Kim are the proud parents of their daughter, Cami. You’ll find the three together often as they really enjoy spending time with one another. “Team Swaner” especially loves to travel, go to the movies, and visit family and friends. Jon is a proud native of Robinson, IL graduating high school from RHS in 1993. Jon still has a lot of family and friends in the Robinson area. His parents and grandparents still call Robinson home. Jon is a graduate of Indiana State University, and gives back to his alma mater as an adjunct professor in the Communications Department.
When Jon’s not on the air, he enjoys grilling out, reading and spending quality time with his family. Jon is an avid sports fan, pledging his loyalties to the Notre Dame, Indianapolis Colts, Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago Blackhawks. You’ll also catch “Team Swaner” and Terre Haute Rex and Indianapolis Indians games. In high school, Jon was on the track team and was a three-time state medalist his senior year. Jon is especially excited to be a part of Sports 10 and follow another true passion of his.