Jonathan Shelley joined WPTA TV as news director in August 2016 after holding the same position at WDSU TV in New Orleans for nine years. During his time there, the station was recognized with the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism, two National Headliner Awards, two Sigma Delta Chi Awards, two Gabriel Awards and numerous Edward R. Murrow and Emmy awards, including the honor for overall News Excellence in the Suncoast Region. He was part of the Hearst-Argyle Television team honored in 2009 with a Peabody Award for excellence in political and elections coverage. Since his arrival in Fort Wayne, WPTA has earned honors including multiple regional Edward R. Murrow, Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists and Indiana Broadcasters Association awards, along with several Emmy nominations. He received a journalism degree (BSJ) from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. Jonathan, born in Manhasset, NY, was raised in South Florida, has a wife, Stacie, and two sons.