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.
Atlanta’s I-85 inferno demonstrated the fiery potential of PVC pipes stored beneath a roadway that goes up in flames.
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.
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.
The language of baseball is universal, but inside the Pittsburgh Pirates’ clubhouse you never know what you’re going to hear.
Amidst the sounds of Spring Training baseball, listen closely on the fields in Bradenton, Florida, and you might just hear singing.
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.
Spring Training is wrapping up in Bradenton, Florida, and with the Home Opener now in sight, it’s crunch time for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
A new traffic signal system designed to ease traffic on McKnight Road in the North Hills is just weeks away from operation.
Now that the season has turned from winter to spring, road construction crews are gearing up for a busy season.
More changes could be coming to the Parkway West.
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.
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.
The plan for Mayor Bill Peduto’s latest bike lanes addition in the city of Pittsburgh may be in jeopardy.
Students in the neighborhoods at the top of Washington Street came to their bus stops Thursday morning only to wait in vain.
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.