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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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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Creepy Crawly Season: Tent Caterpillars Invading Local Yards

On the back deck of Bobbi Kapis’s home they are everywhere.

05/18/2015

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New Road Project Will Help Minimize Traffic Jams With Real-Time Updates

How many times have you found out moments after you pass the last exit that there’s an accident between you and the next chance you can get off the road.

05/11/2015

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Addition Of Local Jobs Means Good News For College Grads

The certainty of college life this time of year gives way to the unknown of the future.

04/24/2015

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Fee For Park-And-Ride Lots Mulled By City Officials

Park and Rides might cost you starting this summer.

04/17/2015

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Prepare For Parkway West Roadwork When Heading To Weekend Games

So much work, so little time.

04/16/2015

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Officials Work On Temporary Traffic Fix After Rankin Bridge Crash

It’s been 24 hours since a car came off the Rankin Bridge, taking out the traffic signals and landing on two parked cars.

04/09/2015

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“Deer Doctor” Being Brought In To Help With Mt. Lebanon Deer Problem

After a controversial deer hunting program earlier this year, Mt. Lebanon is trying a new approach to combat deer.

04/03/2015

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