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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Pirates Expand Their Families During The Off-Season

In their street clothes, it could have been a gathering of any group of Millennials, but really, it was an Easter celebration for the Pittsburgh Pirates and their families.


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Pirates Pack Up To Leave Florida, Return To Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh Pirates are packing all their gear and preparing to head home.


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Port Authority Warns T’s Blue Line Could Get Crowded As Work Starts On Red Line

Into and out of town, the Red Line carries about 12,000 Port Authority riders every day.


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Pa. Transportation Secretary Touts Benefits Of New I-70 Diverging Diamond Interchange

Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Transportation Leslie Richards visited Pittsburgh Thursday to tout the state’s first Diverging Diamond Interchange.


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Measuring Up: Lawsuit Alleges Short Serving By Starbucks

If you pay $4 for something, but get only $3 worth of product, you’re probably not going to be too happy about it.


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6-Month Closure Of Red Line Section Begins Sunday

A six-month closure of a stretch of the T is set to go into effect this weekend.


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Route 19 Ramp To McKnight Road Closed For 32 Days

A ramp closure along Route 19 in the North Hills will have an impact on traffic for the next month.


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U.S. Open Trophy Makes Pittsburgh Appearance

Like a magnet, the 160-year-old U.S. Open trophy is making the rounds in Pittsburgh three months ahead of the 2016 Open at Oakmont.


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Forbes Ave. Water Main Break Repairs Plagued By Another Setback

There’s been another setback for crews repairing Forbes Avenue in Oakland.


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Turnpike Commission Votes To Raise Speed Limit To 70 MPH

The speed limit on the Pennsylvania Turnpike will be increasing.


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PennDOT Unveils Major Construction Plans For Interstate 70

Get ready for unprecedented road construction on Interstate 70 between Washington and Westmoreland counties this spring and summer.


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East Allegheny Schools Struggling As State Government Impasse Drags On

The winds of concern are swirling around the East Allegheny School District.


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PennDOT Releases List Of 2016 Road Work Projects In Allegheny Co.

Spring is just around the corner, which means road construction is also on the way.


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‘Internet Purchase Exchange’ Locations Bringing Safety To Craigslist Transactions

The internet has opened up a new world of commerce, but when it comes to finalizing person to person transactions, it can be risky.


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World’s Steepest Street Featured In New Audi Commercial

The world’s steepest public street, which happens to be right here in Pittsburgh, is gaining even more notoriety thanks to a new commercial.




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