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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PASSHE Chancellor Worries Bill Could Splinter School System

A bill that would let universities leave the state system of higher education is expected next week in the state legislature.

03/07/2014

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Cleanup Scheduled For Rockslide On Route 28

Tons of rock has fallen along Route 28, and now PennDot says they have a plan to clean it up.

01/16/2014

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Rockslide Brings Massive Boulder Tumbling Near Route 28

There have been many landslides around the area caused by winter weather, and now PennDot is trying to figure out how to clean up one big mess along Route 28.

01/15/2014

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PennDot Unveils Major Route 51 – Route 88 Road Project

PennDot unveiled its plan for one of the largest road projects of the next two years.

12/09/2013

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RMU Cuts 7 Varsity Sports, Says Funding Spread Too Thin

Robert Morris University announced Tuesday it would be cutting seven of its varsity sports.

12/03/2013

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Light Up Night Shines Bright For Pittsburgh

– The activities are already getting started for the 53rd annual Light Up Night celebration. Officials held a tree lighting ceremony at the City County Building early Friday afternoon.

11/22/2013

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New Survey Says One-Quarter Of Drivers Surf The Web

Stand on any side of the road and it’s likely you’ll see drivers with a cell phone against their ear.

11/12/2013

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Fire Traps Workers In South Side Building

It was the noon hour when workers in the building on 7th Street on Pittsburgh’s South Side knew something was wrong.

11/01/2013

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Local Author Kenna Marroitt Shares Daughter’s Battle

Kenna Marriott author of “Coulda, Shoulda, Woulda – A Mothers Journey Through Her Daughters Seven Year Battle With Cancer,” joined Larry and John to explain her daughter Jeannine’s battle with cancer.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–10/21/2013

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Center Township Police Called For Brutal High School Cafeteria Attack

Two brothers, two fights. Center Township Police were called to Central Valley High School after a brutal cafeteria attack.

10/09/2013

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Pittsburgh Public Schools Spending $1 Mil On New Security

As the students return to class in the Pittsburgh Public Schools, they arrive amidst a school-wide effort to improve attendance numbers – and security.

08/26/2013

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Road Work To Make Steelers Game Commute A Nightmare

Pick a compass point and there’s a good chance you’ll see orange on your way to root on the black and gold.

08/09/2013

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Road Construction Work Progressing On Route 28

Driving Route 28 these days is not for the steering wheel timid.

08/07/2013

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Powerball Hits $425 Mil, Continues To Grow

The current Powerball Jackpot has reached $425 million and it’s expected to keep growing.

08/06/2013

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Traffic Nightmare Continues As West Carson St. Closes Tonight

The city’s traffic nightmares are only going to get worse – starting this weekend.

08/02/2013

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