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.
Two brothers, two fights. Center Township Police were called to Central Valley High School after a brutal cafeteria attack.
As the students return to class in the Pittsburgh Public Schools, they arrive amidst a school-wide effort to improve attendance numbers – and security.
Pick a compass point and there’s a good chance you’ll see orange on your way to root on the black and gold.
Driving Route 28 these days is not for the steering wheel timid.
The current Powerball Jackpot has reached $425 million and it’s expected to keep growing.
The city’s traffic nightmares are only going to get worse – starting this weekend.
Latrobe Memorial Stadium under the lights, it’s a night the Steelers look forward to.
Midday on the Liberty Bridge — it was as if everyone got the memo to go another way.
How did a truck drive off the Liberty Bridge and plunge 40 feet to the road below? That’s the question Pittsburgh Police want to answer.
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Rail car brakes scream across the Conway Rail Yards as tankers loaded with hazardous chemicals roll to join the trains that will carry them to points unknown west.
From every color of the spectrum and every corner of the imagination comes the inspiration.
Through 20 losing years, there has been a constant belief in the front office.
A blazing arm and a future of bright potential, a young man from Newport Beach, Calif., has the attention and the hopes of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ faithful.
Just before 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, Randall Kopler was behind the desk of the Quality Inn in Hampton when there was an attempted robbery.