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.
Drivers who use West Carson Street near Tuesday’s landslide will have to find a new route for the next few days.
It won’t happen instantly, but the solution to zero cell service in the Squirrel Hill Tunnel begins Monday night.
Some want to be there for the Fourth of July, others for Billy Joel, and many more for country music star Kenny Chesney.
For many of us, bees are something to avoid; but for the agricultural community, bees are all about success or failure of their crops.
The building boom along the McKnight Road corridor is in high gear, even as a popular, long-time restaurant closes its doors for good.
Abby Lee Miller, the woman who became a known worldwide for reality TV show “Dance Moms,” may be going to prison.
A deer in Downtown Pittsburgh over the weekend frightened drivers, nearly caused accidents, and ultimately, had to be put down.
Police are already preparing for a possible celebration around town should the Penguins win the Stanley Cup Thursday night.
He used to be known as “The Pittsburgh Kid.”
Construction and detours on the Parkway West could snarl traffic all weekend long.
PennDOT Secretary Leslie Richards was in Pittsburgh Wednesday to announce an aggressive pushing ahead of testing and development of “self-driving cars” in Pennsylvania.
Meticulously, PennDOT’s line painting truck made its way along Frankstown Road Tuesday as a line of cars cued up behind its trailing truck.
At least five police departments are trying to track down a pregnant woman who’s allegedly on a crime spree, and violence has been used in at least two of the cases.
Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority is launching an aggressive effort to eradicate lead from its pipes.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission is advising pet owners to keep a close eye on their animals when they’re outside after a Penn Hills woman’s dog was recently attacked and killed by a coyote.