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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.

(Photo Credit: KDKA Photojournalist Tim Lawson)

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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Change Of Venue Means Other Adjustments At Steelers Night Practice

Latrobe Memorial Stadium under the lights, it’s a night the Steelers look forward to.

08/01/2013

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Liberty Tube Closure Causes Traffic Headache

Midday on the Liberty Bridge — it was as if everyone got the memo to go another way.

07/29/2013

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4 People Survive 40-Foot Fall From Liberty Bridge

How did a truck drive off the Liberty Bridge and plunge 40 feet to the road below? That’s the question Pittsburgh Police want to answer.

07/24/2013

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Grand Prix Organizers Prepping For Possible Severe Weather

Summertime storms are just part of the hazard of hosting a mid-summer car paradise in the open air of Schenley Park.

07/19/2013

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Local Experts Discuss Train Safety

Rail car brakes scream across the Conway Rail Yards as tankers loaded with hazardous chemicals roll to join the trains that will carry them to points unknown west.

07/08/2013

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Furries Fill Downtown For 8th Year

From every color of the spectrum and every corner of the imagination comes the inspiration.

07/05/2013

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Pirates Fans Rushing To Scoop Up Tickets

Through 20 losing years, there has been a constant belief in the front office.

07/02/2013

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