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.
What most people took away from Gov. Tom Corbett’s budget address on Tuesday is that gas prices could go up even further to pay for our region’s transportation and road costs.
A fast-moving line of storms caused some minor damage around the area Wednesday morning.
If you want to go out, you have to deal with it and it can take a toll, especially on your car.
Ask most Steelers for their Christmas wish and it will probably be to avoid a losing season.
At Steelers Coach Mike Tomlin’s weekly news conference on Tuesday afternoon, it kind of sounded like Ben Roethlisberger might be back on the field this weekend. But in true Coach Tomlin fashion, he didn’t exactly say it was a done deal.
It didn’t matter who was under center in Cleveland on Sunday when not a single running back was immune from fumbleitis.
There are new details on the construction on Route 28. A major hang up for the project has been St. Nicholas Church. On Thursday, demolition plans for the church were revealed, but there are also big changes that drivers will see starting on Friday.
After Tuesday’s election, America is essentially right where it was before voters went to the polls.
Governor Tom Corbett has put Pennsylvania under a State of Emergency in preparation for the storm headed for many mid-Atlantic states.
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.”
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.
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.
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.