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.
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.
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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.”
Jumping into the issues of the day, Pope Francis opened his visit to the United States with a strong call Wednesday for action to combat climate change.
Every time you gaze around the sloping hillside filled with graves at the Riverview Cemetery you notice another, and then another desecrated stone.
There is big news for drivers who use the Hulton Bridge.
Delayed by quite a bit, the first new restaurant on North Shore Drive will open it’s doors tomorrow morning.
It was a routine kickoff but what came next was anything but typical.
Steelers’ head coach Mike Tomlin isn’t too happy with the headset situation at Gillette Stadium, and he says it isn’t the first time.
Apple is taking a small step with its latest iPhone while trying to make a bigger leap in other key markets with its largest iPad yet and a long-awaited overhaul of its online video box for TVs.
Technical issues have delayed sewer bills for thousands of people in the South Hills, and when the bills do arrive, some will find they owe a lot of money.
The 2015 Kickoff and Rib Festival at Heinz Field is one of the many things going on in town this busy, end-of-summer holiday weekend.
It’s the same traffic nightmare, just another weekend.