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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PennDOT Reassures Commuters Concerned About Liberty Bridge Safety

It was a quicker, smoother commute Tuesday for many in the South Hills thanks to the reopening of the Liberty Bridge, but some vehicles have already violated the span’s new weight limit.


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PennDOT Reopens Liberty Bridge To Traffic

PennDOT has reopened the Liberty Bridge to traffic, weeks after a fire caused major damage to the structure.


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Port Authority Holds Test Ride In Preparation For Red Line Reopening

There is good news for riders of the Port Authority’s T service.


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Take A Look Inside Lynn Swann’s Luxurious Mansion For Sale

Lynn Swann said he reached out to Frank Lloyd wright protege Tasso Katselas 25 years ago.


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Progress Made Overnight On Liberty Bridge

There was some real progress on the Liberty Bridge on Tuesday night.


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Crews Fixing Liberty Bridge To Rehearse Jacking Effort Before Beginning Process

Drivers, get ready for some not-so-good news from PennDOT: there’s been another setback in the efforts to repair the fire-damaged Liberty Bridge.


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Liberty Bridge To Be Closed At Least An Additional Week

The Liberty Bridge will not be reopening on schedule.


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PennDOT: Crews Working Aggressively To Fix Liberty Bridge, But Won’t Rush To Make Deadline

Workers are ramping up their efforts to fix the fire damage on the Liberty Bridge.


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Busy Labor Day Weekend Includes Good Food, Music, Pirates And Football

It’s going to be a busy Labor Day weekend in Pittsburgh with the Kickoff & Rib Fest, Pirates baseball, football and a Greek food festival.


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Odor Scrubbers At Cranberry Twp. Waste Water Plant Undergoing Rebuild

A neighborhood in Butler County has been catching the scent of something foul lately as a nearby waste water plant undergoes some upgrades.


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Bicyclist Struck By Vehicle In West End, Dies In Hospital

A bicyclist’s death after being struck by a vehicle in the West End Tuesday afternoon is raising safety concerns.


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Lawrenceville Ice Cream Shop Serving Up Cool New Trend

Under the bowling alley on Butler Street in Lawrenceville, Cyndie Delucia opened her NatuRoll Creamery last week.


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Long-Term Change On I-376 Could Cause Headaches For People Headed To Airport

A long-term change on a busy local highway begins this weekend.


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Uber To Use Autonomous Cars To Haul People In Next Few Weeks

Ride-hailing service Uber says it will start hauling passengers with self-driving cars on the streets of Pittsburgh in next several weeks.


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Major Highway Project Could Kick Hundreds Out Of Their Homes

The Pennsylvania Turnpike may soon acquire hundreds of houses for a new highway that connects the South Hills to Monroeville.




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