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Jon Brian Schwantes

Jon Brian Schwantes, American newspaper editor, television personality. Named one of 40 under 40 Young Achievers, Indianapolis Business Journal, 1996; recipient 1st place award for non-deadline news reporting Associated Press, 1994.

Background

  • Schwantes, Jon Brian was born on November 4, 1963 in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. Son of Arnaldo and Frances Kathleen (Casteen) Schwantes.

  • Education

    • Bachelor's degree, Indiana University, 1986.

    Career

    • Reporter The Republic, Columbus, Indiana, 1986-1987. Staff writer The Indianapolis News, 1987-1988, statehouse bureau chief, 1988-1994. Commentator, host Station WFYI-television/Station WFYI-FM (Public Broadcasting Service), Indianapolis, since 1991.

      Correspondent Congress Daily/National Journal, Washington, since 1992. Indiana stringer Chicago bureau Newsweek, since 1992. City editor Indianapolis Star/Indianapolis News, since 1995.

    Membership

    Mentor high school journalism Indiana Department Education, Indianapolis, since 1994. Member Society Professional Journalists (membership chairman 1983-1986, 1st place award for deadline reporting 1988), Indianapolis Press Club (board governors since 1989).

    Connections

    • Married Wendy Joyce Roepke, July 9, 1994. 1 child, Jon Brian Junior.
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    Born November 4, 1963
    (age 53)
    • 1986
      Indiana University
    • 1986 - 1987
      Reporter The Republic
      Columbus, Ohio, United States
    • 1987 - 1988
      staff writer, The Indianapolis News
    • 1988 - 1994
      staff writer, The Indianapolis News
    • 1991
      commentator
      Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
    • 1992
      correspondent Congress Daily/National Journal
      Washington, United States
    • 1992
      Indiana stringer Chicago bureau Newsweek
    • 1995
      city editor Indianapolis Star/Indianapolis News