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.
Runners and walkers in North Park reported seeing a naked man. Police say they want to catch the man before he exposes himself again.
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.
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.
On Jan. 24, 2013, a new Pennsylvania law will require your old electronics to be recycled.
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.
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.
KDKA AM’s John Shumway talks to Steve Byrne, star of the hit sitcom “Sullivan and Son,” live in Studio K!
The latest round of Port Authority service cuts have been put on hold for now after vote Tuesday morning.
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.
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?
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.
A door to door representative of Just Energy was videotaped by KDKA Producer Matt Regan after a confrontation with Regan at his home. Last week Regan was home in Brookline and chose not to answer his door the first two times the man knocked.
The Steelers’ annual night practice is one of the most anticipated events during training camp and this year there’s more reason for excitement. It’s become the first annual Latrobe Steelers Fest and Night Practice at Latrobe Memorial Stadium.
More road construction means another round of closures and more traffic headaches for drivers. In addition to another closure of the Squirrel Hill Tunnel, PennDOT has major plans for Route 28 – it’s a stretch that is already a mess on most days.
Construction projects are the bane of almost anyone’s driving experience, but there is good news you can think about the next time you’re stuck in traffic.