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WCCO’s Don Shelby retires May 13, 2010

Posted by jdoetkott in Lifestyle.
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I just read this article from the Star Tribune and it saddened me greatly to learn that Don Shelby will be retiring from WCCO.

I always enjoyed Shelby’s newscasts because he was a true professional who still seemed to have fun doing the news. He had the face you could trust and he was a very big part of WCCO for 32 years.

The article is touching and I think I found this to be the most endearing part:

He said the favorite part of his job, “aside from the journalism,” was his annual 10-day posting at the State Fair, calling it “a chance to see the people in person. Those 10 days rejuvenated me.”

He wouldn’t be Don Shelby if he didn’t want to get out and connect with the people of Minnesota, because whether he knew it or not he connected with them almost every night.

My hat’s off to Mr. Shelby both as a journalist and a human being. WCCO won’t be the same without him.