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WCCO Veterans Talk About Their Service

In honor of Veteran’s Day, we decided to talk to some veterans who work here at WCCO.  We spoke to seven former servicemen–guys who work behind the scenes as well as a few familiar faces. Here are a...

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Wish Don Shelby Well On His Retirement

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — For the last 32 years, Don Shelby has called WCCO home while covering the important stories in Minnesota and abroad. On Nov. 22 he says goodbye to the anchor chair and hello to...

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Best Of Don Shelby’s Career

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — More than 32 years after Don Shelby’s first newscast at WCCO-TV, Monday, Nov. 22 will be his last night of anchoring WCCO 4 News at 10 p.m. The following night, Frank Vascellaro...

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Don Shelby, Pat Miles Reminisce On Their Careers

WCCO-TV anchors Don Shelby and Pat Miles sat down to talk about the time when they worked together, starting in 1978. Miles: Well, we lived through a lot of history. Shelby: Well, we did. Do you...

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Recap: Pat Miles Reads News With Don Shelby

Did you miss Monday night’s 10 p.m. news? Don Shelby was reunited with former co-anchor Pat Miles to read the headlines. Click here for the full report of their reunion. But Pat wasn’t just here to...

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Shelby, Needles Share Memories From The Desk

WCCO-TV Anchors Don Shelby and Colleen Needles talked about their years of anchoring together before Needles rejoined Shelby on the anchor desk. Needles: It was such a pleasure to learn about the...

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Recap: Colleen Needles Rejoins Don Shelby

We went back in time again on Tuesday night’s 10 p.m. news. Don Shelby was reunited with former co-anchor Colleen Needles to reminisce. (Pat Miles was in on Monday evening. If you missed the show,...

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Don Shelby, Paul Douglas Chat About Time At WCCO

WCCO-TV anchor Don Shelby and Meteorologist Paul Douglas sat down to talk about working together. Douglas: I never knew what was going to come out of your mouth. Shelby: I didn’t know what was going to...

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Recap: Paul Douglas & Don Shelby Reunite

Paul Douglas and Don Shelby. Like Peaches and Herb, they were not only reunited but were practically shaking their groove things on the 10 p.m. news Wednesday evening. Earlier this week, we had to...

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Don, Amelia On 14 Years Of Anchoring Together

WCCO-TV anchors Don Shelby and Amelia Santaniello sat down to reminisce about all the time they’ve spent together on the anchor desk. Starting at WCCO 1996, Amelia has been the longest co-anchor with...

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DeBlog: Record A Video Message To Don

By Jason DeRusha, WCCO-TV Monday night is Don Shelby’s last night on WCCO news. We need you to be a part of it. Monday, I’ll be putting together a story with viewer memories and messages to Don. I’d...

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Katie Couric Interviews Don Shelby Before Retirement

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — We’ve all been finding our own little ways to say thank you to WCCO-TV anchor Don Shelby,  including CBS anchor Katie Couric. While in town recently, she paid a fellow journalist...

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Recap: Don Shelby’s Final Newscast

Thirty-two years later, the ride of a lifetime is over. Don Shelby signed off for the final time on Monday, ending his longtime career of anchoring the WCCO 4 News at 10 p.m. Shelby was hired at...

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Esme’s Blog: A Farewell To Don Shelby

By Esme Murphy, WCCO-TV I know there has been a lot of hype about you leaving. I think you would agree that is a bit of an understatement. But I have to tell you it is hard to believe you really won’t...

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Don Shelby, Don Betzold To Receive FOI Award

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A retired Minneapolis TV anchor and a former state senator are being honored for their advocacy of the people’s right to know. Former WCCO-TV anchor Don Shelby and former Sen. Don...

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Recap: Don Shelby On Rosen’s Sports Sunday

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Just in time for Selection Sunday, our old friend Don Shelby stopped by Rosen’s Sports Sunday to talk everything basketball. And after a short nap during the commercial, Shelby...

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Amazing Race: Testing GPS

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — It wasn’t that long ago that we had to write down directions if we didn’t know where we were headed. It also wasn’t that long ago when you had to spend big bucks to get a GPS...

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In Case You Missed It: Day 5 Of ‘WCCO 4 At The Fair’

WCCO has you covered during the State Fair! Check out the rest of the segments below. Don Shelby stops by to talk about his book, basketball and an up-coming musical. Amelia Santaniello interviews...

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Curiocity: Q&A With Don Shelby On ‘Rocky Horror’ Debut

I had to see it to believe it. Don Shelby in fishnets. Fishnets, high heels and well, I’ll save that final surprise for the show. While it’s certainly been the buzz around town (Shelby’s ads for “Rocky...

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Come Up To The Lab & See What’s On The Slab

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — “Let’s do the time warp again!” High heels, fishnets and … Don Shelby? The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a cult classic and, just in time for Halloween, the Twin Cities has its own...

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Curiocity: Rocky Horror Is The Show Of The Year

By Sara Boyd and Eric Henderson It’s been hours since my co-worker, Eric Henderson, and I witnessed the incredible ride that is the Minneapolis production of the Rocky Horror Show — and we’re already...

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Don Shelby Gets Energy Efficient In His Own Home

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Former WCCO-TV anchor Don Shelby has been a long time promoter of saving the environment. Now his house is a reflection of his passion. Don and his wife Barbara built a top energy...

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Minn. Authors Speak Out Against Marriage Amendment

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Some well-known Minnesotans gathered Saturday to discuss why they oppose the state’s marriage amendment. The event was a fundraiser for “Minnesotans United for All Families”. It...

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New Washburn Center Brings Nature To Mpls. Children

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – From driving past Washburn Center for Children on Nicollet Avenue, it’s hard to believe that the center is big enough for 91 therapists to work with 2,700 children and their...

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Pat Scrimshaw Brings Out Nature’s Beauty With A Chainsaw

MERRIFIELD, Minn. (WCCO) — With a sharp tug of his chainsaw’s rope, Pat Scrimshaw looks every bit a logger heading to the north woods. But the big white pines he slices up produce looks – not logs. “I...

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Former ‘CCO Anchor Don Shelby Mulling Run Against Paulsen

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Former WCCO anchor Don Shelby has been keeping himself occupied since retiring from his position delivering the evening news to Minnesotans back in 2010. But he may soon be...

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Talking Points: What Does Rep. Paulsen Think Of A Shelby Run?

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The biggest and most surprising political story of the week is that former WCCO Anchor Don Shelby is considering running for Congress against Republican Rep. Erik Paulsen in...

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Don Shelby Says He’s Not Running For Congress

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Former WCCO-TV anchor Don Shelby has made it official: He’s not running for Congress against third term Republican incumbent Erik Paulsen. Shelby says he was asked to consider...

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WCCO 4 At The Fair: Day 8

From live performances from a blues band, to Jason DeRusha trying out butter carving, to finding out what Midway Life is like — the WCCO 4 At The Fair on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 carries a full slate....

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Former ‘CCO Sports Reporter R.J. Fritz Battling Stomach Cancer

http://media.minneapolis.cbslocal.com/CBSMIN_20150423193003740AA.mp4 MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Sometimes, the news hits all too close to home, as it does with this story. We’re sad to report that longtime...

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A Look At Minnesotans’ Long History On Letterman

http://media.minneapolis.cbslocal.com/CBSMIN_20150520233002103AA.mp4 MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Since he debuted on CBS 22 years ago he’s been king of Late Night. David Letterman’s final show is Wednesday...

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Foundation Opens Park At Mpls. Ronald McDonald House

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Two men embarked on a journey 18 years ago to help raise money for children battling life-threatening illnesses. Now, their own children are coming together to honor them in a...

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Fmr. WCCO Sportscaster RJ Fritz Dies After Long Cancer Fight

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Twin Cities broadcasting legend has passed away. Ralph Jon Fritz died in his adopted state of Florida Wednesday after battling stomach cancer for more than two-and-a-half years,...

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20 Years Later: How St. Peter Rebuilt After Deadly Tornadoes

By Don Shelby ST. PETER, Minn. (WCCO) – Thursday marks 20 years since the deadly tornado outbreak that hit Comfrey and St. Peter. The 14 tornadoes recorded that day was the largest number ever to hit...

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Al Austin, Co-Founder Of ‘I-Team’ At WCCO, Dead At 83

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The world of journalism lost a giant. Alan Austin was a producer and writer of award winning documentaries. He was also one of the original four who introduced WCCO’s I-Team to...

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‘It Does Kind Of Stand For Family’: Faces Of WCCO Look Back On 70 Years Of...

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Harry Truman was President and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization was signed. The year was 1949, the same date WCCO-TV went on the air. Monday marks 70 years of broadcasting...

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Good To Know: Responses To ‘Energy’ In Politics

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Tuesday night’s Good to Know got a lot of response. It was about why candidates for office this November aren’t talking about energy policy. So Don Shelby, opens the mailbag for...

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Revisiting Shelby’s Report On ‘The Iron Crib’

By Don Shelby, WCCO-TV (WCCO) — Of all the stories WCCO-TV Anchor Don Shelby has ever done, there is one that stands out above the rest. It stands out because if WCCO hadn’t done the story, thousands...

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Revisiting ‘The Iron Crib,’ Part 2

By Don Shelby, WCCO-TV MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — When WCCO-TV first did the stories about the thousands of Romanian orphans in 1990, the pictures and stories shocked Minnesotans. People sent medical and...

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Don Shelby Recovering After Stroke Waylaid His Stage Performance As Sinclair...

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — He sat behind the anchor desk at WCCO for more than 30 years before his retirement in 2010. But, due to a recent health setback Don Shelby never made it on stage for his latest...

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