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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Microbrewery, Cigar Lounge To Make Pittsburgh’s North Shore Home

More businesses are coming to Pittsburgh’s North Shore, including an upscale cigar bar, and microbrewery.


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“Ransomware” Holds Computer Files Hostage For Cash

A new kind of computer attack steals access to your files and demands a ransom to return them.


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Hot Tech: Devices Revolutionizing The Electronics World

John Shumway talks the devices setting the gaming, smartphone and home control worlds on fire.


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Weak Passwords Give Hackers The Key To Your Data

Passwords are about risk management. Hackers are looking for the biggest bang for their buck, and your password can slow them down or stop them all together.


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Pa. Turnpike Executive: Drivers Stranded By Snow Safer On Turnpike

Keeping vehicles on the Pennsylvania Turnpike during a major snowfall that stranded hundreds of motorists for more than 24 hours last month was the safest decision under the circumstances, turnpike officials and state police said Wednesday.


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Business Booming At North Hills’ McCandless Crossing, The Block Northway

The North Hills is booming with new business.


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Police: Woman Found Dead In Cranberry Twp. May Have Killed Mom In Buffalo

Police believe a woman found dead of an apparent suicide in Cranberry Township may be responsible for her mother’s death in Buffalo, New York.


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Implosion Marks End Of 107-Year-Old Hulton Bridge

The century-old Hulton Bridge that connects Freeport Road to Oakmont was demolished Tuesday morning.


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Officials Ask For Cooperation As Crews Try To Keep Roads Clear

As the looming snow storm grows closer to Pittsburgh, officials are asking that everyone does their part.


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Old Hulton Bridge Implosion Set For Jan. 26

PennDOT will implode the 107-year-old Hulton Bridge in Oakmont on Jan. 26.


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North Shore Developers Hopeful Despite Multiple Setbacks

Development on the North Shore certainly hasn’t gone as smoothly as developers had planned.


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Pittsburgh Dealing With Bridges Showing Their Age

In a city of many bridges, some are over-the-hill.


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Obama Unveils Presidential Plan To Cut Gun Violence

President Barack Obama unveiled an array of measures on Tuesday tightening control and enforcement of firearms in the U.S.


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Delayed Parkway East Closure Rescheduled This Weekend

Another weekend means another road closure for the Pittsburgh area.


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Light Up Night Festivities Include Holiday Market, Fireworks

Light Up Night is Friday night, and organizers have a whole lot packed into a couple of hours, but security issues are also top of mind heading into the celebrations.




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