He was also shortlisted for the business journalist of the year prize at the Regional Press Awards for 2013.
Jon began his career at the Peterborough Evening Telegraph in 1975 and first joined the then Birmingham Evening Mail in 1978.
He had stints at the Coventry Telegraph and then the Wolverhampton Express and Star before rejoining the Mail in April 1996
Among those under threat is veteran columnist Maureen Messent, pictured left, who has written for the title since the 1960s.
Maureen retired from the staff of the Mail in 2003 but has continued to write a column for the paper until now.
She was inducted into the Regional Media Hall of Fame – then part of the Regional Press Awards – in 2006.
A Trinity Mirror spokesperson said: “Trinity Mirror is currently in consultation with two full-time editorial staff members at the Birmingham Mail and Coventry Telegraph.
“We are also in the process of reducing use of contributors, as part of a newsroom structure review.”