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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Ticks Return As Temperatures Climb, Posing Dangers For Outdoor Pets

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Weekend Warm-Up Offers Opportunity For Lawn Care & Maintenance

With the sunshine and warm temperatures expected this weekend, people are going to be itching to get out and do something.


PennDOT Expects ‘Problematic’ Traffic On Parkway North As Construction Begins

Parkway North drivers can expect major delays starting Friday as PennDOT moves into its next phase of construction.


Gov. Wolf Surveys Route 30 Collapse, Landslide Damage

Gov. Tom Wolf has toured the site of a landside, which caused the collapse of Route 30 in East Pittsburgh.


Eastbound Route 30 Closed To All Traffic In East Pittsburgh

Both the eastbound and westbound lanes of Route 30 closed in East Pittsburgh starting Friday afternoon.


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Crews Working On Fix As Sagging Route 30 Continues To Worsen

The sliding, settling hillside that Route 30 once depended on for support is continuing to sag down the hill towards Electric Avenue.


Landslides Close Portions Of Several Pittsburgh-Area Roads

Landslides around the Pittsburgh area have prompted several road closures.


Penn Hills Landslide Prompts Officials To Condemn 3 Homes

Penn Hills officials have condemned three homes after a landslide sent debris crashing into at least one home.


Officials Look For Solutions As Region Faces Another Round Of Landslides

Days of rain have softened hillsides, creating the potential for another round of devastating landslides in the Pittsburgh region.


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Heavy Snow Creates Commuter Challenges All Across Region

Relentless salting had the roads in pretty good shape in the pre-dawn hours, but then came a heavy band of snow just after 5:30 in the morning.


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Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Elias Diaz says his mother is doing well after her ordeal of being kidnapped in their native Venezuela.


Spring Road Construction Season Getting Underway, But 1 Project Being Delayed

The spring road construction season is getting underway. PennDOT is about to launch two projects, but is delaying another.




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