Jon Weinstein became NY1's Manhattan reporter in January of 2013. He joined the 24-hour news channel in October of 2007 as a freelance anchor/reporter for both Your Staten Island News Now and Your New Jersey News Now. He became anchor/reporter for Your Queens News Now in August of 2008.
Weinstein reported from JFK Airport during the arrest of failed Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad; he was live outside the Manhattan courthouse when the Bernard Madoff/Mets settlement was announced; and he filed reports on the 2010 tornado as well as Hurricanes Irene and Sandy. He also reported live from Lower Manhattan's Canyon of Heroes during the New York Giants' Super Bowl XLVI victory celebration.
Weinstein was previously a freelance sports reporter with News 12 The Bronx and News 12 Brooklyn. He previously worked at WCAX-TV in Burlington, Vermont, where he reported out of Washington D.C. He also worked at WLIU-FM on Long Island. He got his start as an intern with WNBC-TV's sports department and the Fox Soccer Channel.
He holds a master's degree from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and received an undergraduate degree from Cornell University in Policy Analysis and Management. He is a native New Yorker and currently resides in Flatiron with his wife.