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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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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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Proposed New Walmart Has Some McCandless Residents Concerned

Replacing retail with retail on one McCandless corner seems simple enough, but not in this case.

07/22/2014

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Some Local Crops Damaged By Nasty Winter

A steady stream of customers filed into Shenot Farms in Wexford Monday, looking for the first corn of the season from local farms.

07/07/2014

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Emergency Crews Called To Sewickley Train Derailment & Fire

Emergency crews have been called to the scene of a train fire in Sewickley.

07/02/2014

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PennDOT Prepares For New Round Of Rt. 28 Construction

Over the seemingly endless life of the Route 28 construction, southbound drivers had endured many changes and overnight Tuesday, it will get messier.

06/10/2014

The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, fly in the Delta Formation over downtown Pittsburgh near Point State Park, Wed. June 4, for a scheduled photo shoot. The Blue Angels are scheduled to perform 68 demonstrations at 34 locations across the U.S. in 2014. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kathryn E. Macdonald/Released)

Naked Photos In Aircraft Cited In Navy Blue Angels Probe

A former Blue Angels commander tolerated inappropriate sexual comments and pornographic images in the workplace – including photos of naked women in the cockpits of the precision flying team’s planes, the Navy said Tuesday.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–06/05/2014

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New Theater, Restaurants To Boost McCandless Crossing Nightlife

On land that once housed part of La Roche College in McCandless, a new entertainment destination is rising out of the ground.

05/09/2014

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PASSHE Chancellor Worries Bill Could Splinter School System

A bill that would let universities leave the state system of higher education is expected next week in the state legislature.

03/07/2014

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Cleanup Scheduled For Rockslide On Route 28

Tons of rock has fallen along Route 28, and now PennDot says they have a plan to clean it up.

01/16/2014

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Rockslide Brings Massive Boulder Tumbling Near Route 28

There have been many landslides around the area caused by winter weather, and now PennDot is trying to figure out how to clean up one big mess along Route 28.

01/15/2014

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PennDot Unveils Major Route 51 – Route 88 Road Project

PennDot unveiled its plan for one of the largest road projects of the next two years.

12/09/2013

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RMU Cuts 7 Varsity Sports, Says Funding Spread Too Thin

Robert Morris University announced Tuesday it would be cutting seven of its varsity sports.

12/03/2013

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Light Up Night Shines Bright For Pittsburgh

– The activities are already getting started for the 53rd annual Light Up Night celebration. Officials held a tree lighting ceremony at the City County Building early Friday afternoon.

11/22/2013

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New Survey Says One-Quarter Of Drivers Surf The Web

Stand on any side of the road and it’s likely you’ll see drivers with a cell phone against their ear.

11/12/2013

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