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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This string of hot weather is creating plenty of challenges.
Bad news for Pittsburgh Steelers fans…
If you’ve been to the pharmacy lately, you were probably asked to show your driver’s license.
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A new survey by AAA estimates that 80 percent of drivers have taken part in some form of “road rage.”
PennDOT says that frustration is resulting in dangerous speeds in a work zone on Route 65.
He’s one of the hottest acts in music, but Justin Bieber is still willing to share the stage.
It is a difficult time for the country as nerves between some in the community and police are frayed, but recently, four local officers handled an uncomfortable situation without any confrontation.
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There are all kinds of events planned for the Bicentennial this weekend, and at a time when security is at the top of everyone’s mind, city officials are making preparations to keep people safe.
Cyclists love the dedicated bike lane running through Greenfield’s Russian Run but not everyone’s a fan.
While crews weren’t totally happy with the results of Wednesday’s blast on Carson Street, they say they made enough progress.
There is some good news for the thousands of drivers who use the Liberty Bridge during their commute.
Around 6 a.m. Wednesday, there will be a blast, and an incredible amount of rock will slide off the city face of Mt. Washington near Station Square.