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.

KDKA Discovers Potentially Dangerous Items Stored Beneath Bridges, Overpasses

Atlanta’s I-85 inferno demonstrated the fiery potential of PVC pipes stored beneath a roadway that goes up in flames.


Pirates Say So Long To Florida Sunshine, Head North To Play Meaningful Baseball

The short sleeve days in the Florida sunshine are over and the battles for spots on the roster just about done; now it’s time for long sleeves and baseball that counts.


Pirates Clubhouse Crew Begins Packing Up For Return To Pittsburgh

As the Pirates took the field at LECOM Park Wednesday, for the last time this spring, a second game was playing out just behind the right field wall.


Between Growing Kids, Weddings & More, Pirates Had Busy Off-Season

The language of baseball is universal, but inside the Pittsburgh Pirates’ clubhouse you never know what you’re going to hear.


Pirates’ Pitcher Shows Off Hidden Talent For Singing

Amidst the sounds of Spring Training baseball, listen closely on the fields in Bradenton, Florida, and you might just hear singing.


Pirates Enjoy Participating In World Baseball Classic

The World Baseball Classic changed the complexion of Spring Training this year as it took some of the biggest names in the game out of camp.


Players Vying For Roster Spots, Worried About Kang As Pirates’ Spring Training Wraps Up

Spring Training is wrapping up in Bradenton, Florida, and with the Home Opener now in sight, it’s crunch time for the Pittsburgh Pirates.


New Traffic Signal System About To Be Operational On McKnight Rd.

A new traffic signal system designed to ease traffic on McKnight Road in the North Hills is just weeks away from operation.


PennDOT Gearing Up For Another Busy Road Construction Season

Now that the season has turned from winter to spring, road construction crews are gearing up for a busy season.


PennDOT Proposing Major Changes To The Parkway West

More changes could be coming to the Parkway West.


St. Patrick’s Day Parade Goers Urged To Bundle Up For Cold Temperatures

Thousands will pack the streets downtown Saturday morning for the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, but with temperatures possibly in the teens or 20s, the conditions could be dangerous for some.


Lawyers Working To Resolve Visa Issues For Kang After DUI Sentencing

Following his sentencing in a DUI case in his native South Korea, Pittsburgh Pirates star Jung Ho Kang faces several more steps before he can rejoin the team in the U.S.


Mayor Peduto Clashes With PennDOT Over Location Of Bike Lanes

The plan for Mayor Bill Peduto’s latest bike lanes addition in the city of Pittsburgh may be in jeopardy.


City Of Pittsburgh Water Line Repairs In Etna Causing Transportation Issues, Confusion

Students in the neighborhoods at the top of Washington Street came to their bus stops Thursday morning only to wait in vain.


Mild Winter Allowing Road Crews To Get Jump Start On Construction Season

The mild weather of this winter has been a bonanza for road construction crews and is allowing some projects to get rolling as much as a month ahead of the traditional spring start in April.




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