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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New disturbing information says there is a significant increase in sexually transmitted diseases for young people between the ages of 15 and 24.


State DEP, City Investigating Cause Of Water Gushing Down Carrick Hillside

Water has been gushing down a hillside and pooling around a Carrick home for months, and the homeowner just wants his property to be dry again.


Carnegie Fire Victims Mourn Devastating Losses, But Determined To Rebuild

Officials have ruled the cause of the deadly building fire in Carnegie as accidental, and that it likely started as a cooking fire.


PennDOT Adding Smart Traffic Signals To More Western Pa. Roadways

Using cameras, computers, radar and laser sensors, Adaptive Traffic Systems (ATS) have become major time savers.


PennDOT Getting Ready For Full Slate Of Road Construction This Spring, Summer

From the Parkway East to the Parkway North to Kennywood Boulevard, lots of local roads will be getting maintenance this construction season.


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As the skies darken, foretelling the coming of yet more rain to Western Pennsylvania, everyone near or working on a landslide is keeping a wary eye to the sky.


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The weekend’s heavy rain has renewed concerns over landslides in western Pennsylvania.


City Officials Preparing For Flooding As Heavy Rains Draw Closer

Preparations are already underway in Pittsburgh as the potential for significant flooding increases.


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In the CCD building behind Our Lady of Miraculous Medal in Meadowlands you will find a fish fry quickly making a splash in the deep fryer oil.




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