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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Moon Twp. Family Racing Against Clock To Save Son With Brain Cancer

A year ago Connor Patsilevas was a typical second grader looking forward to baseball season. Then came the diagnosis of rare Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma.


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Bill Would Allow Bingo Halls To Offer Bigger Payouts To Better Compete With Casinos

Bingo is big business for the many churches and fire departments that use it as a source of income.



Simple Tricks To Get The Most Out Of Your Cell Phone

They are there when you need them most, smartphone cameras anxious to catch those special moments.


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Officials: Bird Nests Create Fire Hazards

Officials believe a bird’s nest sparked flames that destroyed a home in Moon Township.


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Drivers Getting Used To New 70 MPH Speed Limit

Most of the 70 miles per hour signs are up now across Pennsylvania, and so are the speeds.


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Lawmaker Introduces Bill To Stop PennDOT From Selling Personal Information

A state lawmaker has taken up an effort in Harrisburg to stop PennDOT from selling people’s personal information to third parties for profit.


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Pa. Turnpike, PennDOT Give Green Light To 70 MPH Speed Limit Expansion

Officials announced Monday new stretches of the interstate network that will be posted with 70 mile per hour speed limits.


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Major Events May Make Downtown Chaos This Weekend

Three major events this weekend may make the downtown area a bit messy.


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Pittsburgh Marathon Organizers Make Medical Emergency Preparedness Big Priority

Pittsburgh Marathon headquarters is taking shape over at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.


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PennDOT, Drivers Prepare For Traffic Headaches As Work Begins On Liberty Bridge

The closure of the inbound Liberty Tunnel and Liberty Bridge is only the first step in what will be a summer of commuting challenges for drivers in the South Hills.


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Liberty Bridge Deck Replacement Project To Begin Friday

Another major road construction project is set to begin in Pittsburgh.


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Cicadas Prepare To Emerge After 17 Years

Billions of cicadas are preparing to return after spending 17 years under ground.


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Boxer Accused Of Terrorizing Sheetz Store While Holding Blueberry Muffin, Tactical Knife

A local boxer already in trouble for allegedly throwing a woman to the ground, is now accused of causing more mayhem.


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Penguins & Pirates Games, Trump Rally Could Cause Traffic Nightmare

Our city of three rivers will have a confluence of three events Wednesday.


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Parkway West, Fort Pitt Tunnel Overnight Closures Resume

PennDOT announced the return of overnight Parkway West and Fort Pitt Tunnel closures happening every night this week.




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