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.

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