Don Shelby

  • News

    November 6, 2013

    Waking up with Jason DeRusha

    A look behind the scenes with the hardest-working man in Minnesota media

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2013

    Don Shelby considering congressional run against GOP Rep. Erik Paulsen [UPDATES]

    -- Updates at bottom --Former WCCO anchor Don Shelby is reportedly considering a 2014 congressional run against 3rd District GOP Rep. Erik Paulsen.SEE ALSO:-- Don Shelby taking his talents to BringMeTheNews-- Erik Paulsen pushes medical device tax repeal while getting megabucks from medical industry ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    August 14, 2012

    Minnesota Cooks events at the State Fair: Celebrating 10 years

    See also:Minnesota Cooks brings something rare to the fair - gourmet cookingMinnesota State Fair's newest foods: Camel burgers and lamb testiclesFor the last 10 years Minnesota Cooks, a local organization affiliated with the Minnesota Farmers Union, has held cooking demonstrations, discussions, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2012

    Don Shelby taking his talents to BringMeTheNews

    ​It's not exactly LeBron jilting Cleveland for the pleasures of South Beach, but today Don Shelby made a decision of his own. Starting next month, the longtime WCCO TV news anchor will anchor BringMeTheNews' drive-time newscasts between 6 and 9 a.m.Shelby, 64, will also develop original content wi ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 14, 2011
  • Calendar

    February 16, 2011
  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    Don Shelby unretires and moves to MinnPost

    Don Shelby rides again -- online.​Don Shelby just couldn't help himself. Two months after signing off as the iconic anchor at WCCO-TV, he's re-emerged as a writer for MinnPost, the non-profit news home for "thoughtful journalism." And he's using his inaugural column, replete with his promo ph ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2010

    Don Shelby retires from the WCCO anchor chair

    Don Shelby: Happy trails to you.​We've said it before, but we'll say it again: If an asteroid were hurtling toward Earth, imperiling humankind, we'd want to hear the news from Don Shelby. How would the planet's imminent demise affect us locally? We know Shelby would give it to us straight. No ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2010

    WCCO television and radio websites now "CBS Minnesota"

    ​Talk about your bold rebranding. The websites for WCCO television and radio have been combined and subsumed into a brand new expression of corporate identity: "CBS Minnesota." Good bye, Good Neighbor online? The site rolled out today, along with a new address:

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    The Peter O'Tooles pick up where the Dirty Curls left off

    Photo by Craig VanDerSchaegen​For those keeping score at home, one of the Cities' raunchiest "dirtybilly" bands, Courtney McLean and the Dirty Curls, disbanded toward the end of the summer and have since re-emerged as the Peter O'Tooles, a collaboration between local writers Max "Bunny" Sparber an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2010

    Minnesota Cooks brings something rare to the fair--gourmet cooking

    Photo: Crystal GrobeLocal chefs cooking today at the fair.​At the Minnesota State Fair we all make mistakes. With temptations on every corner, before you know it you've run out of money and inhaled a week's worth of calories. But there is one place to find gourmet, healthy cooking: Minnesota Cooks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2010

    Jason DeRusha vs. Don Shelby: Blog fight!

    Photo: RickDon Shelby and Jason DeRusha pass the ham​A ham sandwich has come between WCCO's Good Question-man Jason DeRusha and anchorman Don Shelby. Shelby scorned social media during a broadcast for being little more than a lunchtime gossip tool. DeRusha took to his blog to say, more or less ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2010

    Mary Pawlenty is smokin' hot, isn't she?

    Is Mary Pawlenty smokin' hot?​So we're back to the old routine of pimping the wife? Tim Pawlenty, trying to turn up the heat under his sort-of-presidential campaign, spent the past few days crossing Iowa, and he figured the best way to grab some attention was to make the locals drool over his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2010

    Tim Gihring will eat your art

    Lucy Lyon​You may know Tim Gihring from his ever-present byline in Minnesota Monthly, thanks to his role as arts editor, a position he's held since 2003 at the local lifestyle magazine. Or you might recognize his name from the Minneapolis Arts Commission, where he's served as chair in 2009 (an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    Don Shelby retires Nov. 22; Frank Vascellaro lands gig

    Courtesy WCCOAmelia Santaniello's smiling here, but there were tears later​Don Shelby's looming retirement from the WCCO anchor desk hasn't exactly been a secret. The only unknowns were, "When?" and, "Who takes his place?" Both questions were answered this morning: Shelby will sign off from h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    Don Shelby plans WCCO retirement announcement

    Caption​If you think local TV news ought to be delivered by someone who projects knowledge, wisdom and compassion without being framed by a swirling background screen of primary colors, a never-ending crawler and melodramatic music, then you're going to miss Don Shelby. If you think a nightly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2010

    Best of the Twin Cities: Readers' Choice Awards

    ​You voted for your favorite people, places and things in the Twin Cities, and now you can see the result. Here are City Pages' Best of the Twin Cities Readers' Choice Award winners.

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2010

    John Williams takes Don Shelby's WCCO radio slot

    Shelby retired from his radio gig last December​Can you be a "Good Neighbor" from Chicago? WCCO-AM certainly hopes so, having announced that John Williams will take over the station's 1 to 3 p.m. slot once held down by local broadcasting icon Don Shelby -- and he'll handle the duties from the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2009

    WCCO's Don Shelby retires from his radio show

    The local news media mainstay signs of the radio today, and from his TV anchor slot next December.

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2009

    Local TV goes HD, newscasters realize they aren't as attractive

    That new HD TV you just bought to watch sports and animal documentaries? You might regret it when you turn on the local TV stations and see our newscasters at work.

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2008

    WCCO-AM cuts another example of media misery

    Sports reporter Dan Terhaar and part-time reporter Rosh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2008
  • Blogs

    October 3, 2008

    Don Shelby loves Neti Pots

    DonShelby.jpg As if telling you that Don Shelby started at WCCO when most of us were infants doesn't give you a hint, he's officially aged ... More >>

  • News

    May 7, 2008

    Letters to the Editor

    Readers respond to Best of the Twin Cities

  • Columns

    March 8, 2006

    The Night We Were Winners

    Searchlights dazzled overhead. Champagne flowed in the streets. And it all started at the dome.

  • Columns

    November 30, 2005

    I'm Happy When I'm Purchasing Things

    Black Friday at the Mall of America: Wish you were here. Wait a minute, you are here.

  • News

    July 21, 2004
  • News

    August 27, 2003

    Bent Over Backward

    Crunch time at the Pioneer Press, cheeseheads at the Star Tribune, and how real men KARE about Paul

  • News

    March 26, 2003

    The Greatest Show on Earth

    For best performance as an embedded war correspondent, the nominees are...

  • News

    November 20, 2002

    Where to Bury the Dirty Laundry

    The Strib, Norm Coleman, and the myth of objectivity

  • News

    August 8, 2001

    "Don't Ever Say (EXPLETIVE DELETED) Onstage Again!"

    Audiences storm the stage. Actors suffer gastrointestinal distress. Backstage confessions of theater gone terribly, terribly wrong.

  • News

    October 25, 2000
  • News

    September 27, 2000

    WCCO Survivor

    Surviving the News in the Hometown Team's Summer of Self-Love

  • Books

    June 30, 1999

    The Game of the Name

    Quick: Did you know last Monday who'd been arrested in the Moose Lake kidnapping? Not if you got your news from the Associated Press, WCCO, or MPR.

  • Books

    January 27, 1999

    Dewey Defeats Truman!

    When the Vikings' train derailed en route to the Super Bowl, no one lost out bigger than the local media

  • News

    December 23, 1998

    Robyne's Hood

    Other TV news personalities stay planted behind the desk. Then there's Robyne Robinson, who claims the whole Twin Cities for her stage.

  • News

    December 31, 1997

    Trading in Futures

    Maybe Diana Pierce's 1998 New Year's resolution ought to be to hire a psychic.

  • News

    December 10, 1997

    UFF DUH! Minnesota is as Minnesota Does

    The 1997 Tongue-on-the-Flagpole Awards

  • News

    January 24, 1996