John 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.
Pittsburgh transplants living in Florida describe Hurricane Irma’s terrifying fury as it churned through the state over the weekend.
Airports in Florida are shutting down, and evacuees waited for hours at Miami International Airport, describing the situation as “chaotic.”
Throughout Western Pennsylvania, people are keeping a wary eye on the path of Hurricane Irma. The concern is for friends, relatives, and former neighbors in the path of the Category 5 hurricane.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have announced the first class of inductees into their new Hall of Honor.
The Airmall at Pittsburgh International Airport will soon be accessible to non-flyers once again.
The winning Powerball ticket was sold in Massachusetts, but there were some big winners in western Pennsylvania.
The West View Water Authority is testing a new sensor that could alert crews to a problem before a pipe bursts.
Your cellphone could be the key to spotting a credit card skimmer at a gas pump or ATM.
Helicopters have been spotted flying low over Washington County this week, but officials say there’s no reason to be alarmed.
Quaker Valley High School football coach has resigned his position, citing conflicts with several parents.
No charges will be pressed if someone confesses to stealing from a Bethel Park haunted house last week.
PennDOT is not oblivious to everything that is going on downtown this weekend, but the Liberty Bridge is still scheduled for a total closure from Friday night until Monday morning.
Episodes of a popular show on the History Channel will be filmed in Pennsylvania next month.
Leaders of the Steel Valley Midget Football Association are facing charges for alleged hazing incidents at a summer camp.
All the rain this summer has wreaked havoc on PennDOT’s road construction schedule.