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.
Keeping vehicles on the Pennsylvania Turnpike during a major snowfall that stranded hundreds of motorists for more than 24 hours last month was the safest decision under the circumstances, turnpike officials and state police said Wednesday.
The North Hills is booming with new business.
Police believe a woman found dead of an apparent suicide in Cranberry Township may be responsible for her mother’s death in Buffalo, New York.
The century-old Hulton Bridge that connects Freeport Road to Oakmont was demolished Tuesday morning.
As the looming snow storm grows closer to Pittsburgh, officials are asking that everyone does their part.
PennDOT will implode the 107-year-old Hulton Bridge in Oakmont on Jan. 26.
Development on the North Shore certainly hasn’t gone as smoothly as developers had planned.
In a city of many bridges, some are over-the-hill.
President Barack Obama unveiled an array of measures on Tuesday tightening control and enforcement of firearms in the U.S.
Another weekend means another road closure for the Pittsburgh area.
Light Up Night is Friday night, and organizers have a whole lot packed into a couple of hours, but security issues are also top of mind heading into the celebrations.
Turnpike workers at the Monroeville Interchange estimate they have as many as a hundred violators a day just on the shift that includes the afternoon rush hour.
Today has been declared as Pirates Pride Day and plenty of fans attended a rally Downtown.
Bill Cowher has walked a lot of football fields, but the grass the Carlynton Cougars play on is special.
Toby Keith’s song “I Love This Bar” begins with the lyrics, “We’ve got winners, we’ve got losers,” which could be a description of his chain of restaurants, called “Toby Keith: I Love This Bar.”