Jonathan P. Decker
Born in Washington, D.C., Jon Decker is the Editorial Producer of the PBS
television program -- "This Week In Business." In addition, he is the
Washington Correspondent for the USA Radio Network, and serves as a Special
Correspondent for The Christian Science Monitor . His journalism background is
in business and politics.
After graduating with honors from the Wharton School of the University of
Pennsylvania, Jon headed for Wall Street where he was a financial analyst for
the Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company. After a year of crunching numbers, he
entered the world of politics, serving as an aide to U.S. Senator John Heinz
(R-PA) while simultaneously completing his Master's in International Relations
also from Penn. Following the death of Senator Heinz, on April 4, 1991, Jon
became a full-time journalist-- hosting a show on politics on public radio in
Philadelphia and anchoring the local cut-ins for CNN Headline News.
Several job offers brought Jon to Miami, where he was the Miami Correspondent
for NBC Radio as well as The Christian Science Monitor. He also served as a
field producer for WTVJ -- the NBC television affiliate in Miami. Among the
stories Jon covered were the exodus of Cuban and Haitian boat people, the major
league baseball strike and Hurricane Andrew.
In 1995, Jon moved to Washington to take a position as Reporter/Producer for
PBS television's "Nightly Business Report." There, he covered the 1996
Presidential and Congressional elections, the government shutdowns and the U.S.
perspective on the handover of Hong Kong.
Jon has reported from Cuba, Haiti, China and Hong Kong. Additionally, he is an
Adjunct Professor of Broadcast Journalism at Howard University. In his spare
time he enjoys tennis, bicycling and reading.