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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Fan Guidelines Announced For Guns N’ Roses Show At Heinz Field

Guns N’ Roses’ “Not In This Lifetime Tour” will rock Heinz Field Tuesday night. If you’re going to the show, there are some things to keep in mind.


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Pittsburgh Officials Preparing For Bicentennial Celebration

There are all kinds of events planned for the Bicentennial this weekend, and at a time when security is at the top of everyone’s mind, city officials are making preparations to keep people safe.


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City Seeking Input On Network Of Bike Lanes

Cyclists love the dedicated bike lane running through Greenfield’s Russian Run but not everyone’s a fan.


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No More Blasts Required For West Carson Street Hillside

While crews weren’t totally happy with the results of Wednesday’s blast on Carson Street, they say they made enough progress.


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PennDOT Set To Reopen Liberty Bridge Ramp To Blvd. Of The Allies

There is some good news for the thousands of drivers who use the Liberty Bridge during their commute.


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Crews To Blast West Carson Street Hillside Wednesday Morning

Around 6 a.m. Wednesday, there will be a blast, and an incredible amount of rock will slide off the city face of Mt. Washington near Station Square.


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Part Of Route 65 Closing Until Mid-September

Route 65 in the Manchester area is closing Wednesday morning, so the 16,000 daily drivers will have to either use the detour or find a new way around the closure.


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Section Of West Carson Street To Remain Closed Into July After Landslide

Drivers who use West Carson Street near Tuesday’s landslide will have to find a new route for the next few days.


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Cell Phone Service Coming Soon To Squirrel Hill Tunnel

It won’t happen instantly, but the solution to zero cell service in the Squirrel Hill Tunnel begins Monday night.


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Boaters Begin Docking Along North Shore Ahead Of Fourth Of July Weekend

Some want to be there for the Fourth of July, others for Billy Joel, and many more for country music star Kenny Chesney.


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Bees Dying At Alarming Rate In Pa., Could Impact Food Supply

For many of us, bees are something to avoid; but for the agricultural community, bees are all about success or failure of their crops.


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McKnight Road Corridor Building Boom In High Gear

The building boom along the McKnight Road corridor is in high gear, even as a popular, long-time restaurant closes its doors for good.


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‘Dance Moms’ Star To ‘Accept Responsibility’ For Fed Charges

Abby Lee Miller, the woman who became a known worldwide for reality TV show “Dance Moms,” may be going to prison.


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Game Commission: Police Faced Difficult Decision Over Wayward Deer, Acted For Public Safety

A deer in Downtown Pittsburgh over the weekend frightened drivers, nearly caused accidents, and ultimately, had to be put down.


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Police Detail Safety Measures For Possible Stanley Cup Celebration

Police are already preparing for a possible celebration around town should the Penguins win the Stanley Cup Thursday night.




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