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.
Lisa Hawkins, like many people, was compelled to donate to one of the numerous Salvation Army red kettles.
Drivers are doing a double take at the gas prices in the Oakmont – Harmarville area.
Even with her fractured vertebrae still healing, a 91-year-old woman faced one of her accused attackers in a Westmoreland County court Monday.
People who live in Pittsburgh will soon have a new way to find out if their street has been plowed or salted.
Several areas of Pittsburgh will be under construction this weekend.
The drivers of two Port Authority buses that collided on the Parkway North in September have been charged.
Like so many teenagers in the ‘60s, Don Bowers went to Vietnam.
In the latest Pittsburgh tunnel update, the outbound Fort Pitt Tunnel will close for several weekends.
A state senator is hoping his bill will update the vehicle inspection law, saving some people money.
It was almost a year ago when NCIS agents, joined by Washington County investigators raided the Army Navy surplus store in California, Pennsylvania.
Mt. Lebanon police say they have arrested the man responsible for a hit and run accident.
The current owners of the Century III mall say it’s not a dead facility, but that it’s a facility on its way back.
You’re driving around on a dimly lit back road when all of a sudden a deer runs out in front of car. You slam on your brakes, but it’s too late. You’ve hit the deer, and it took off into the woods.
Family members of the Flight 427 victims will gather in Moon Township to honor those they lost.
PennDOT has made its last major move on Route 28 before it finishes construction.