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.
At least five police departments are trying to track down a pregnant woman who’s allegedly on a crime spree, and violence has been used in at least two of the cases.
Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority is launching an aggressive effort to eradicate lead from its pipes.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission is advising pet owners to keep a close eye on their animals when they’re outside after a Penn Hills woman’s dog was recently attacked and killed by a coyote.
It’s that time of year when the major road construction projects kick into high gear or get started.
The mayor is working with the Pittsburgh Public School District to try and put an end to dangerous fights that have been breaking out among teenagers recently in Downtown Pittsburgh.
Pittsburghers have been rallying over the past week to help a Moon Township boy battling a rare form of cancer get a life-saving treatment.
It has become too frequent of a sight, it’s one that arrives like clockwork this time every year.
The garden is a place of hopes and promises in the spring, but it’s a delicate balance when Mother Nature decides to deliver a late wintry punch.
When it comes to crime, you are more likely to experience burglary than most any other type of offense.
Serra Catholic High School pitcher Zach Bowen will attempt something that’s never been done before, pitch three perfect games in a row.
A year ago Connor Patsilevas was a typical second grader looking forward to baseball season. Then came the diagnosis of rare Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma.
Bingo is big business for the many churches and fire departments that use it as a source of income.
They are there when you need them most, smartphone cameras anxious to catch those special moments.
Officials believe a bird’s nest sparked flames that destroyed a home in Moon Township.
Most of the 70 miles per hour signs are up now across Pennsylvania, and so are the speeds.