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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Pirates Players, Announcers React To PNC Park “Wooing”

A crucial series with playoff implications begins tonight at PNC Park.

08/20/2015

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New Study Looks At Use Of Speed Traps As Money Makers

AAA is out with a study on municipalities raising money through speed traps.

08/17/2015

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Expert Assesses Risk Of Oil Train Accident In Pa.

With as many as 70 oil trains rumbling across Pennsylvania each week, the administration of Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday released a series of recommendations meant to reduce the risk of a catastrophic derailment, including reduced speeds through cities, beefed-up track inspections and a call for trackside communities to plan for an emergency.

08/17/2015

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Beaver Valley Expressway Testing Out Electronic-Only Tolls

The Beaver Valley Expressway covers 16 toll miles from Chippewa North — and it will be the first to go all-electric, eliminating the need for toll takers.

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North Hills Traffic Mess Expected As McCandless Bridge Work Begins

Work is beginning this weekend on McKnight Road in McCandless, reducing traffic to a single lane in each direction.ane in each direction.

07/31/2015

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Doctors Warn Of Dangers Of Children And Folding Chairs

An accident involving a child and a folding chair is prompting a warning to parents about household dangers.

07/30/2015

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Boy Scouts Ratify Resolution To Allow Gay Scoutmasters

The Boy Scouts of America are expected to ratify a resolution today that would lift the long-standing ban on gay adults serving as den leaders, scoutmasters and camp counselors.

07/27/2015

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Officials Worried About River Conditions Leading Up To Regatta

The Three Rivers Regatta starts Friday, and all eyes are on the Rivers tonight.

07/02/2015

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Open Streets Planned For This Weekend Amid Mixed Reactions From Business Owners

Thousands are expected to participate in another Open Streets event this weekend.

06/26/2015

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Weekend Rainfall Could Lead To Flooding Issues

The National Weather Service has issued an advisory following the rain we’ve had.

06/25/2015

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Parkway West Work Will Squeeze Lanes Down Again

Emerging from the Fort Pitt Tunnel, you can’t miss them.

06/22/2015

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Rt. 88 To Partially Close For 5 Months Starting Monday

Part of Route 88 will be closed for the next five months, starting Monday night.

06/22/2015

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Taylor Swift Fan Says She And Others Had Purses Thrown Away At Concert

To 19-year-old Mollie Stein there is only one word to describe Taylor Swift’s performance on Saturday night.

06/08/2015

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Rivers Casino Planning To Build New Hotel On North Shore

Officials with Pittsburgh’s Rivers Casino told state gambling regulators they hope to begin building a $50 million hotel next year.

06/03/2015

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City Officials Happy With Kenny Chesney Tailgaters

The Kenny Chesney concert is wrapped, his entourage is on the way out of town and the overall assessment is that everything went well.

06/01/2015

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