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.
A major construction project is coming to a busy intersection in the South Hills. The intersection of Routes 88 and 51 is getting a makeover.
Attorneys for Jordan Miles continue to make the case that their client was brutally beaten by officers Richard Ewing, Michael Saldutte and David Sisak and is suffering long-term effects from the incident.
KDKA-AM’s John Shumway talks to a comic book expert and a political analyst about the controversy over Bane the villain and Bain Capital.
Waiting until after the morning rush hour, crews closed the Crosstown Boulevard Ramp Monday, but the closure is catching drivers by surprise. Drivers coming off the Veterans Bridge must take the Sixth Avenue or Seventh Avenue exit downtown.
More than 13,000 drivers use the ramp from the Crosstown Expressway to the Boulevard of the Allies daily, but it will be out of commission for a few months. Drivers who use the ramp will need to detour as soon as they come off the Veterans Bridge onto Sixth or Seventh Avenue exits.
Two men were arrested at a Mercer County restaurant after allegedly robbing a jewelry store Monday afternoon.
If you’re coming into town this weekend, there are some big road projects you need to know about.
Crews repaired two water main breaks in McKees Rocks. According to officials at the scene, the 12-inch main broke around 7 a.m. on Island Avenue.
If you plan to set off your own fireworks this Fourth of July in the City of Pittsburgh, make sure they’re legal. The Pittsburgh fireworks task force is wielding a thousand dollar fine per violation and they are not messing around.
The Kenny Chesney-Tim McGraw concert at Heinz Field on Saturday proved to be a test for the Port Authority’s North Shore Connector. “It was larger than a sellout Pirates game type of event, so we were a little bit cautious going in,” Port Authority spokesman Jim Ritchie said.
A new bill to expand the use of red light cameras in Pennsylvania is on its way to Gov. Tom Corbett’s desk. The legislation allows the use of red light cameras here in Pittsburgh as well as in suburban Philadelphia and larger municipalities across the Commonwealth.
With the Fourth of July holiday coming up next week, these are the busiest two weeks of summer on Pittsburgh’s three rivers.
Rock snot sounds pretty disgusting, but one local river now has it. Also called didymo, it grows to blanket the bottom of the river like brown soggy toilet paper, snuffing out the organisms that fish feed on.
Angry residents of Carrick gathered on Alries Street today in what they described as a rally for Isabella. Isabella was a Shih Tzu that belonged to their neighbor Al Gallagher, but let’s go back to where this story begins.
A contractor is targeting the elderly in Ross Township with fake driveway sealing jobs. On Memorial Day, an elderly woman was approached. They told the woman they were working in the neighborhood and could do the job the same day since they’re already there at a cheap price.
|Full Program Grid|
|7:00 PM||CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley|
|7:30 PM||omg! Insider|
|9:00 PM||NCIS: Los Angeles|
|10:00 PM||Person of Interest|
|11:00 PM||KDKA-TV News at 11|
|11:35 PM||Late Show with David Letterman|