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.
On land that once housed part of La Roche College in McCandless, a new entertainment destination is rising out of the ground.
A bill that would let universities leave the state system of higher education is expected next week in the state legislature.
Tons of rock has fallen along Route 28, and now PennDot says they have a plan to clean it up.
There have been many landslides around the area caused by winter weather, and now PennDot is trying to figure out how to clean up one big mess along Route 28.
PennDot unveiled its plan for one of the largest road projects of the next two years.
Robert Morris University announced Tuesday it would be cutting seven of its varsity sports.
– The activities are already getting started for the 53rd annual Light Up Night celebration. Officials held a tree lighting ceremony at the City County Building early Friday afternoon.
Stand on any side of the road and it’s likely you’ll see drivers with a cell phone against their ear.
It was the noon hour when workers in the building on 7th Street on Pittsburgh’s South Side knew something was wrong.
Kenna Marriott author of “Coulda, Shoulda, Woulda – A Mothers Journey Through Her Daughters Seven Year Battle With Cancer,” joined Larry and John to explain her daughter Jeannine’s battle with cancer.
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.