John Shumway

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John 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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Weekend Turnpike Closure Forces 80-Mile Detour

A bridge replacement project will shut down 16 miles of the Pennsylvania Turnpike over the weekend and the recommended detour could add an hour or more to drivers’ travel time.


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Farm Aid Returns To Burgettstown, Spotlights The Hard Work Of Pa. Growers

Farm Aid is returning to Burgettstown at the KeyBank Pavilion this weekend for the first time since 2002.


Charleroi Divided Over Fate Of Controversial Kayak Launch Ramp

The waters of the Monongahela River lap at the new kayak launching ramp in Charleroi, but already, it’s embroiled in controversy.


Crash Leaves Car Impaled On Guardrail, Driver Miraculously Survives

A man miraculously survived a crash in which his vehicle was impaled by a guardrail in Washington County.


New Landside Terminal To Be Built At Pittsburgh International Airport

The Pittsburgh International Airport is about to undergo a major renovation.


‘It Was Howling, It Sounded Like It Was Alive’: Pittsburgh Transplants Frightened By Irma’s Fury

Pittsburgh transplants living in Florida describe Hurricane Irma’s terrifying fury as it churned through the state over the weekend.


Evacuees From Florida Arrive In Pittsburgh International Airport

Airports in Florida are shutting down, and evacuees waited for hours at Miami International Airport, describing the situation as “chaotic.”


Pittsburgh Natives In Florida Planning To Ride Out Hurricane Irma

Throughout Western Pennsylvania, people are keeping a wary eye on the path of Hurricane Irma. The concern is for friends, relatives, and former neighbors in the path of the Category 5 hurricane.


Steelers Unveil First Hall Of Honor Inductees

The Pittsburgh Steelers have announced the first class of inductees into their new Hall of Honor.


First Time Since 9/11, Non-Flyers Have Access To Pittsburgh Airport Airmall

The Airmall at Pittsburgh International Airport will soon be accessible to non-flyers once again.


$1 Million Winning Powerball Ticket Sold In Tarentum

The winning Powerball ticket was sold in Massachusetts, but there were some big winners in western Pennsylvania.


West View Water Authority Testing New Way To Sense Potential Pipe Bursts

The West View Water Authority is testing a new sensor that could alert crews to a problem before a pipe bursts.


Cellphones Can Detect Certain Credit Card Skimmers

Your cellphone could be the key to spotting a credit card skimmer at a gas pump or ATM.


Low-Flying Helicopters Alarm Some In Washington Co., But They’re Just Checking Power Lines

Helicopters have been spotted flying low over Washington County this week, but officials say there’s no reason to be alarmed.




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