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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Renovation Of Old Northway Mall Making Progress, Nordstrom Rack To Open Soon

The conversion of the old Northway Mall to The Block at Northway is making progress, and now there are some dates to put to the project.


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Sales Already Underway For Back To School Shopping

It’s July and 90 degrees outside, and we’re talking back to school shopping and sales.


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Storms Roll Through As Long Stretch Of Hot Weather Begins Taking Toll

This string of hot weather is creating plenty of challenges.


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Report: Le’Veon Bell Facing 4-Game Ban For Missed Drug Test

Bad news for Pittsburgh Steelers fans…


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Overdose Epidemic Has State Cracking Down, Pharmacists Now Asking For ID

If you’ve been to the pharmacy lately, you were probably asked to show your driver’s license.


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Lengthy Rehab Project On Pittsburgh’s Sister Bridges Is About To Begin

A total rehabilitation of Pittsburgh’s iconic bridges spanning from Downtown to the North Shore is about to begin.


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Survey Finds 80% Of Drivers Have Experienced Road Rage Over The Last Year

A new survey by AAA estimates that 80 percent of drivers have taken part in some form of “road rage.”


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Police Cracking Down On Speeding In Construction Zone

PennDOT says that frustration is resulting in dangerous speeds in a work zone on Route 65.


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Local Boy Chosen To Dance On Stage With Justin Bieber

He’s one of the hottest acts in music, but Justin Bieber is still willing to share the stage.


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Couple Refuses To Sit Near Police At Restaurant, Officers Pick Up Their Tab

It is a difficult time for the country as nerves between some in the community and police are frayed, but recently, four local officers handled an uncomfortable situation without any confrontation.


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Fan Guidelines Announced For Guns N’ Roses Show At Heinz Field

Guns N’ Roses’ “Not In This Lifetime Tour” will rock Heinz Field Tuesday night. If you’re going to the show, there are some things to keep in mind.


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Pittsburgh Officials Preparing For Bicentennial Celebration

There are all kinds of events planned for the Bicentennial this weekend, and at a time when security is at the top of everyone’s mind, city officials are making preparations to keep people safe.


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City Seeking Input On Network Of Bike Lanes

Cyclists love the dedicated bike lane running through Greenfield’s Russian Run but not everyone’s a fan.


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No More Blasts Required For West Carson Street Hillside

While crews weren’t totally happy with the results of Wednesday’s blast on Carson Street, they say they made enough progress.


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PennDOT Set To Reopen Liberty Bridge Ramp To Blvd. Of The Allies

There is some good news for the thousands of drivers who use the Liberty Bridge during their commute.




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