Don Shelby retires from WCCO after 32 years

By Justin Reis

Don Shelby plans to deliver his last newscast Nov. 22 and plans to say good bye to WCCO after 32 years, according to the Pioneer Press.

The 63 year old anchorman said, "When I have effectively told stories, the reaction is how I would want it to be." Shelby arrived to WCCO from Houston in 1978.

In April of 1980 he was close to loosing his job as he was intoxicated. The former news director Ron Handberg gave Shelby an ultimatum to go to rehab or loose his job.

In an unusual moment of lucidity and sanity, I chose the option of going to treatment," Shelby said.

The Broadcasting Hall of Fame member's last newscast on WCCO will be at 10 p.m.

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