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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PennDOT, Drivers Prepare For Traffic Headaches As Work Begins On Liberty Bridge

The closure of the inbound Liberty Tunnel and Liberty Bridge is only the first step in what will be a summer of commuting challenges for drivers in the South Hills.


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Liberty Bridge Deck Replacement Project To Begin Friday

Another major road construction project is set to begin in Pittsburgh.


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Cicadas Prepare To Emerge After 17 Years

Billions of cicadas are preparing to return after spending 17 years under ground.


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Boxer Accused Of Terrorizing Sheetz Store While Holding Blueberry Muffin, Tactical Knife

A local boxer already in trouble for allegedly throwing a woman to the ground, is now accused of causing more mayhem.


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Penguins & Pirates Games, Trump Rally Could Cause Traffic Nightmare

Our city of three rivers will have a confluence of three events Wednesday.


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Parkway West, Fort Pitt Tunnel Overnight Closures Resume

PennDOT announced the return of overnight Parkway West and Fort Pitt Tunnel closures happening every night this week.


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Attorney Defends Local Boxer Accused Of Assault: “Video Lies”

Local boxer Paul Spadafora is accused of slamming a 63-year-old woman to the ground outside a restaurant in Crafton. However, his lawyer said Friday that there is more to the story.


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Harassment, Assault Charges Filed Against Local Boxer

Formal charges against Paul Spadafora for an incident on Monday night were filed with the magistrate Thursday.


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Caught On Camera: Witnesses Say Boxer Paul Spadafora Assaulted Woman At Bar

A local boxer, who has had a few run-ins with the law, is now in trouble again, accused of assaulting a woman in her 60s in a local shopping center parking lot.


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Slick Roads, Multiple Crashes Reported Due To Passing Snow Showers

Passing snow showers have turned many local roads into a complete mess this morning.


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Pirates Fans Brave Cold Temperatures For Opening Day

There were two games going on Sunday: The Pirates versus the Cardinals and the fans versus the cold.


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Pirates Expand Their Families During The Off-Season

In their street clothes, it could have been a gathering of any group of Millennials, but really, it was an Easter celebration for the Pittsburgh Pirates and their families.


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Pirates Pack Up To Leave Florida, Return To Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh Pirates are packing all their gear and preparing to head home.


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Port Authority Warns T’s Blue Line Could Get Crowded As Work Starts On Red Line

Into and out of town, the Red Line carries about 12,000 Port Authority riders every day.


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Pa. Transportation Secretary Touts Benefits Of New I-70 Diverging Diamond Interchange

Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Transportation Leslie Richards visited Pittsburgh Thursday to tout the state’s first Diverging Diamond Interchange.




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