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.
It is a difficult time for the country as nerves between some in the community and police are frayed, but recently, four local officers handled an uncomfortable situation without any confrontation.
Guns N’ Roses’ “Not In This Lifetime Tour” will rock Heinz Field Tuesday night. If you’re going to the show, there are some things to keep in mind.
There are all kinds of events planned for the Bicentennial this weekend, and at a time when security is at the top of everyone’s mind, city officials are making preparations to keep people safe.
Cyclists love the dedicated bike lane running through Greenfield’s Russian Run but not everyone’s a fan.
While crews weren’t totally happy with the results of Wednesday’s blast on Carson Street, they say they made enough progress.
There is some good news for the thousands of drivers who use the Liberty Bridge during their commute.
Around 6 a.m. Wednesday, there will be a blast, and an incredible amount of rock will slide off the city face of Mt. Washington near Station Square.
Route 65 in the Manchester area is closing Wednesday morning, so the 16,000 daily drivers will have to either use the detour or find a new way around the closure.
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.