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.

Officials: Butler-Freeport Trail Users Ignoring ‘Closed’ Signs, Causing Safety Concerns

Portions of the Butler-Freeport Trail are currently closed for repaving, but many are not getting the message.


Major Changes Planned For Busy Liberty Avenue

Four-lane Liberty Avenue is about to be reduced to three lanes.


Game Commission Mistake Leaves Hunting License Applicants Disappointed

Antlerless deer hunting season is still months away, but some hunters are finding out they won’t be hunting where they wanted.


McDonald Business Owners, Residents Anticipate Next Flood

The skies opened up again today as anxious business owners and residents gathered to discuss what, if anything they can do about the repeated bouts of flooding they are experiencing.


Development Booming In Both South Hills & North Hills

Business is booming at both Siena at St. Clair in the South Hills and The Block Northway in the North Hills of Pittsburgh.


Headstones Knocked Over When Driver Crashes Into Cemetery

A section of a Brackenridge cemetery is in total disarray after a driver lost control and crashed Sunday afternoon.


Hundreds Of Thousands Expected Downtown, On North Shore For July 4 Celebrations

Pittsburgh always goes big for its Fourth of July celebration. There’s live music, activities for the kids, and, of course, the fireworks. As usual, thousands of people are expected for the celebration.


Mother Released From Hospital, Taken To Jail After Overdosing While Pregnant

A woman accused of overdosing heroin while pregnant is now out of the hospital, but her newborn baby remains on life support and faces an uncertain future that could play out in court.


Police: Newborn Baby On Life Support After Mother, Just Out Of Prison, Overdoses On Heroin

A woman who was seven months pregnant will face charges after she allegedly overdosed on heroin.


New Medical Facility Prompting Revitalization Of Hampton Twp.’s Route 8 Corridor

The change that is evident along the Route 8 corridor in Hampton Township is no accident.


Turnpike, Route 19 Reopen After Tractor-Trailer Strikes Bridge

A section of the Pennsylvania Turnpike was temporarily closed near Cranberry Township after a tractor-trailer struck a bridge.


More Traffic Headaches Ahead Thanks To Ramp Closure Outside Liberty Tunnels

There are more headaches ahead for drivers who live near the south end of the Liberty Tunnels.


U2 Kicking Off Summer Concert Season At Heinz Field

Let the summer concert season begin! The stage is in place and Heinz Field will be rocking to U2’s Joshua Tree tour Wednesday night.


Route 51 Closure Causes More Commute Problems Than Expected

There was no question going into the latest road project on Route 51 in the South Hills that it was going to be challenging. No one expected it to be as challenging as it turned out Monday morning.


Female Students Given Questionable Fliers Offering Discounted Senior Pictures

A guy is claiming to offer a good deal on senior pictures to female students in the Butler School District, but the district isn’t convinced it’s a legitimate business.




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