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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.

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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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Excitement Building For Cole’s MLB Debut

A blazing arm and a future of bright potential, a young man from Newport Beach, Calif., has the attention and the hopes of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ faithful.

06/11/2013

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3 Jailed After Rash Of Hotel Robberies

Just before 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, Randall Kopler was behind the desk of the Quality Inn in Hampton when there was an attempted robbery.

05/28/2013

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Heavy Construction Starts Tuesday On Rt. 65

On route 65 in Emsworth, a stone’s throw from Camp Horne Road, Jerry Santucci has struggled to keep cafe note open against constant construction over the last four years right outside his door and now more work starts Monday night.

05/20/2013

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New Traffic Patterns On Route 28; Southbound Lanes Split

Construction on Route 28 is in full swing and beginning Friday night, one change will dramatically impact southbound traffic headed towards the city.

05/10/2013

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Locals Loving “Pittsburgh The Movie”

There is something about Pittsburgh roots that run deep and through them flow a pride that can rival any city or region in the world.

05/08/2013

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Collapse Sunday Reminder Of Dangers Of Aging Decks

Inspectors say it was a classic combination of a party and an aging deck, when one collapsed on the back of a McCandless home Sunday.

05/06/2013

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New Shopping Center Coming To North Hills

Soggy ground kept the land movers still today, but it’s only a momentary pause for a project that is now in high gear.

04/30/2013

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Helmet Laws Debated As Motorcycle Deaths Go Up

Anyone who’s ever climbed on a motorcycle talks about the feeling of freedom, especially without a helmet.

04/24/2013

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Tick Season Approaches, Lyme Disease On The Rise

Not long ago, Emily Cottle saw a problem with her dog Coda.

04/22/2013

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Construction On 3 Bridges Causes Driving Headache

It doesn’t feel like spring, but there was a sure sign of it Monday.

03/04/2013

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