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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PennDOT Prepared For Major Projects In 2015

The story of 2015 road construction in PennDOT’s District 11 starts with this:

12/25/2014

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New Gift Idea: Get A Personal Greeting From A Steelers Player

It’s that time of the year when the search is on for the perfect gift for a diehard Steelers fan.

12/15/2014

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Health Officials Warn Number Of Whooping Cough Cases Going Up

Health officials are sending out warnings after the number of Whooping Cough cases has doubled the yearly average.

12/11/2014

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After 3 Water Main Breaks, Boyce Road Set To Re-Open

Three water main breaks, and more than a month later, there is good news in the future of Boyce Road.

12/10/2014

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Steelers First Lady Kiya Tomlin Featured On HBO’s “State Of Play”

A new episode of the NFL documentary show “State of Play” will feature Mike Tomlin’s wife, Kiya.

12/05/2014

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Ring Returned To Owner After It Winds Up In Donation Kettle

Lisa Hawkins, like many people, was compelled to donate to one of the numerous Salvation Army red kettles.

12/03/2014

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Gas War Drops Prices In Oakmont Area

Drivers are doing a double take at the gas prices in the Oakmont – Harmarville area.

12/02/2014

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Victim, 91, Faces Alleged Attacker In Court

Even with her fractured vertebrae still healing, a 91-year-old woman faced one of her accused attackers in a Westmoreland County court Monday.

12/01/2014

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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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