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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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Laurel Highlands Prepare For Severe Weather

Governor Tom Corbett has put Pennsylvania under a State of Emergency in preparation for the storm headed for many mid-Atlantic states.

10/26/2012

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Toby Keith’s Country-Style Restaurant Coming To North Shore

Another new business is coming to the North Shore. And this one will make country music fans happy, it’s called “Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill.”

10/24/2012

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City To Ask PennDOT To Post More Signs At Top Of Green Tree Road

Anyone who has ever had the displeasure of sitting in their car on Green Tree Hill trying to get to the Fort Pitt Tunnel certain can understand why some drivers look for escape routes.

10/22/2012

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Best Buy To Begin Price Matching With Online Retailers

With more people turning to online shopping, stores are trying to stay competitive. Best Buy may not be known for matching competitors’ prices, but with the holiday shopping season quickly approaching, that’s changing.

10/15/2012

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Naked Man Spotted Walking Trails In North Park

Runners and walkers in North Park reported seeing a naked man. Police say they want to catch the man before he exposes himself again.

10/05/2012

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First-Time Voters React To Obama-Romney Debate

Outside the student union building on the Pitt campus Thursday, the voter registration table was open for business as students energized by last night’s debate were signing up.

10/04/2012

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Ex-Girlfriend Of Gateway Three Hostage Taker Speaks Out

Holding a man at knifepoint for five hours is not the Klein Thaxton who Je’Nauba Lipford-Watts went to high school with and dated for several years. “Klein has always been sweet, funny, outgoing, just a regular person,” she told KDKA-TV.

09/25/2012

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New Law To Require Old Electronics Be Recycled

On Jan. 24, 2013, a new Pennsylvania law will require your old electronics to be recycled.

09/24/2012

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Speeding Traffic Upsets Neighbors Along Old Route 8

A local street is being used as a short cut and people who live there say drivers are speeding and in some cases nearly hitting their kids. People who live on Old Route 8 took their concerns to the Middlesex supervisors Wednesday night.

09/19/2012

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Abducted Baby’s Mother: Suspect Befriended Me

The parents of a baby that was abducted from Magee-Womens Hospital are speaking out. At her home Friday, Rhonda King cradled her four-day-old son, Bryce Frank Coleman. “Say, ‘As long as I’m safe and with my mom where I’m supposed to be,’” King said.

08/24/2012

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“Sullivan & Son” Star Visits Studio K

KDKA AM’s John Shumway talks to Steve Byrne, star of the hit sitcom “Sullivan and Son,” live in Studio K!

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–08/23/2012

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Port Authority Board Delays Massive Cuts By 1 Year

The latest round of Port Authority service cuts have been put on hold for now after vote Tuesday morning.

08/21/2012

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‘No Major Issues’ For North Shore ‘T’ Service

The Steeler first preseason game is now in the books and the learning curve rolls on. Not the learning curve for the guys in black and gold, this is the learning curve for fans trying to get to the game.

08/20/2012

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Why Is PennDOT Removing Squirrel Hill Tunnel’s False Ceiling?

While it remained open this past weekend, reconstruction of the Squirrel Hill Tunnel has been causing drivers a lot of headaches over the past few weeks. Since PennDOT started its weekend closures of this tunnel a consistent question persists. Why are they taking out the false ceiling?

08/13/2012

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Public Works Director: Federal Help Needed To Remedy Flooding

It rained hard this weekend and in the Oakwood section of Pittsburgh, two people had to be rescued from a pickup truck. “Once that creek runs full barrel, that water [has] nowhere to go but to back up onto the streets,” Pittsburgh Public Works Director Rob Kaczorowski said.

08/06/2012

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