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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Memorial Grows For Murdered Canonsburg Officer & Pregnant Woman

Heartfelt they arrived, momentos from the grateful, to honor those lost and those hurting.


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‘Nothing Was Ever Built On Hostility’: Healing The Divide After The Results Are In

To say this presidential election has been divisive is quite an understatement. So, is it possible to mend those fences after the votes are counted?


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‘They Are An Island Unto Themselves’: Experts Show How Pa. Voting Machines Work

There’s been a lot of talk over the past few weeks about the presidential election being rigged. But is it really possible to tamper with voting machines in Pennsylvania?


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Poll Watchers Expected To Be Present Throughout Allegheny Co.

Fervent supporters say they’ll do whatever it takes to make sure their candidate wins the presidential election, but how far is too far?


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Expert Tips For Preserving Your Memories Stored On Obsolete Videotapes

While digital may last forever, that’s not the case for your videotapes, but there are ways you can save your memories.


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St. Louis Bird Rescuer Volunteers To Trap Elusive Hill District Rooster

A judge has granted a Hill District man more time to catch a trouble-making rooster that has been hanging out on his property.


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Tractor Trailer Plows Through Traffic Cones, Leads To West End Bridge Line Painting Mess

Crews are preparing to fix the West End Bridge after a line painting job didn’t go as planned this weekend.


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Former North Hills Hotel To Transform Into Senior Retirement Center

Perched above the McKnight Siebert Shopping Center, a development that was once a hotel will become a senior retirement center.


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PennDOT Closing Parkway East Outbound This Weekend

The outbound Parkway East will be shutting down this weekend for road work.


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Expansive Iron Mountain Storage Facility Getting Even Bigger To Meet Growing Needs

With increasing attention on cyber security and data storage, more and more companies are turning to Iron Mountain in Butler County.


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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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