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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Pennsylvania Beer Bill On Its Way To Becoming Law

Freshly passed legislation to liberalize laws on the sale of beer in Pennsylvania is on its way to becoming law.


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Company Considers Building Car Vending Machine In Pittsburgh

The company that built a vending machine filled with cars in Nashville is considering building its second one in Pittsburgh.


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City Controller’s Office Holding Thousands Of Dollars In Unclaimed Funds

Is the City of Pittsburgh holding money for you?


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McCandless Water Main Break Floods Home

Bursting out of the ground late morning, the pressure from a broken 10-inch water main puts out a pretty impressive flow of a gurgling, muddy mix.


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Inbound Liberty Bridge, Tunnel Closed Through Weekend

Crews from Fay Construction were working Friday on the finishing touches on the Liberty Bridge.


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Smaller Airlines Reconnecting Pittsburgh To Other Regional Cities

Reconnecting Pittsburgh International Airport to regional cities with direct flights has moved another step forward.


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Contract Talks At Impasse As Strike Looms At 14 Universities

The faculty is close to going on strike at 14 state-owned universities.


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Mayview Hospital Property To Be Reborn As Unique Neighborhood

The echos of history have long faded hear as a vision of tomorrow emerges.


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Chief: Liberty Bridge Contractors Did Not Have Proper Permits, Fire Suppression

The Liberty Bridge was closed to traffic for 24 days after a fire that caused major damage, creating no shortage of backups and inconvenience.


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Thousands Expected At Arnold Palmer’s Public Memorial Service

The world of golf will turn its attention to Saint Vincent College Tuesday morning to celebrate the life of Arnold Palmer.


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Liberty Bridge’s Weight Limit Restored To 30 Tons

With new reinforcements being put in place, the nine-ton weight limit on the Liberty Bridge was lifted Thursday morning.


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Inbound Red Line, Blue Line Trolleys To Be Detoured For Several Weeks

All T Red Line and Blue Line trolleys inbound will be detoured around the Mt. Washington tunnel through Allentown beginning Monday.


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PennDOT Reassures Commuters Concerned About Liberty Bridge Safety

It was a quicker, smoother commute Tuesday for many in the South Hills thanks to the reopening of the Liberty Bridge, but some vehicles have already violated the span’s new weight limit.


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PennDOT Reopens Liberty Bridge To Traffic

PennDOT has reopened the Liberty Bridge to traffic, weeks after a fire caused major damage to the structure.


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Port Authority Holds Test Ride In Preparation For Red Line Reopening

There is good news for riders of the Port Authority’s T service.




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