John Shumway

shumway John ShumwayJohn Shumway joined KDKA-TV in October 1988 as a General Assignment Reporter.

During his years at KDKA-TV, he has anchored the morning and weekend news and is currently a featured General Assignment Reporter on the station’s 5 and 6pm newscasts. Every morning, you’ll find John on NewsTalk 1020 KDKA Radio where he co-hosts the KDKA Morning News with Larry Richert and Shelly Duffy.

John began his broadcasting career as a disc jockey for WLAP Radio in Lexington, Kentucky, while he was in college. After graduation, he started his news career by moving into the WLAP Radio newsroom. In 1979, John moved to WHAS Radio News in Louisville, Kentucky, where he switched over to WHAS-TV News as a reporter a few years later.

John has been recognized throughout his broadcasting career regionally, statewide, and nationally. A Columbia DuPont Citation, Ohio State Journalism Award, and an Emmy Nomination are among the list of awards and recognitions John has received.

John earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from Eastern Kentucky University in 1978. His desk is an art gallery of Shumway family snapshots and John will quickly tell you that his most important jobs are husband and father. He resides in the Pittsburgh area with his wife, Sonya, and their daughter. In his spare time, John enjoys golf, running, hiking, camping and singing in his church choir.

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Technology To Allow Residents To Monitor City Plow Trucks

People who live in Pittsburgh will soon have a new way to find out if their street has been plowed or salted.

11/19/2014

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Traffic Nightmare Expected With Weekend Road Work

Several areas of Pittsburgh will be under construction this weekend.

11/14/2014

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2 Drivers Charged In Port Authority Bus Rollover Crash

The drivers of two Port Authority buses that collided on the Parkway North in September have been charged.

11/12/2014

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Congressman Hopeful New VA Administrator Will Turn Things Around

Like so many teenagers in the ‘60s, Don Bowers went to Vietnam.

11/11/2014

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Latest Round Of PennDOT Work To Close Outbound Fort Pitt Tunnel

In the latest Pittsburgh tunnel update, the outbound Fort Pitt Tunnel will close for several weekends.

11/10/2014

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Senator’s Bill Could Save You Money On Vehicle Inspections

A state senator is hoping his bill will update the vehicle inspection law, saving some people money.

11/03/2014

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Charges Filed In Washington Co. Army Navy Surplus Store Bust

It was almost a year ago when NCIS agents, joined by Washington County investigators raided the Army Navy surplus store in California, Pennsylvania.

10/23/2014

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Mt. Lebanon Hit And Run Suspect Arrested

Mt. Lebanon police say they have arrested the man responsible for a hit and run accident.

10/10/2014

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Sears Pulling Out Of Century III Mall

The current owners of the Century III mall say it’s not a dead facility, but that it’s a facility on its way back.

09/22/2014

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Study: Pa. Drivers Rank 2nd Among Most Likely To Hit Deer

You’re driving around on a dimly lit back road when all of a sudden a deer runs out in front of car. You slam on your brakes, but it’s too late. You’ve hit the deer, and it took off into the woods.

09/15/2014

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Victims Of Flight 427 Crash Remembered By Loved Ones 20 Years Later

Family members of the Flight 427 victims will gather in Moon Township to honor those they lost.

09/08/2014

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Route 28 Lanes Shifting, Parkway West Barriers Added

PennDOT has made its last major move on Route 28 before it finishes construction.

09/05/2014

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Suspect In Custody After Carjacking 2 Vehicles While Fleeing From Police

Allegheny County Police attempted to serve a warrant in Baldwin this afternoon when the suspect opened fire.

08/06/2014

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What To Expect At This Weekend’s Big Events

This weekend marks another big country music event on the North Side – and some changes to what you can and can’t do leading up to the event.

07/25/2014

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PennDOT: Parts Of I-80, I-380 To See Increase To 70 MPH

Speed limits on more than 100 miles of two interstates maintained by PennDOT will rise to 70 mph for the first time as part of a pilot program.

07/23/2014

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