Longtime Channel 7 sports activities reporter Don Shane has died aged 70, 7 Action News has discovered. Don has been with WXYZ for 23 years and nobody enjoys broadcasting or reporting on our native groups greater than he does.
He joined Channel 7 in 1989 – and has been concerned in lots of essential occasions over time. Many champions – but additionally heartbreaking failures – displaying our viewers the drama and emotion of the second on the similar time. The NBA Finals, the Stanley Cup, the Rose Bowl, the Las Vegas awards — Don lined all of it throughout his two careers in Detroit.
He loves what he does—and that pleasure flows proper by way of the display into your private home. No one works more durable than Don. He has earned the respect of town’s athletes and coaches by telling the story along with his preparation and professionalism.
He helps philanthropic causes and has mentored dozens of interns within the athletic division over time – a lot of whom have gone on to understand skilled goals and private aspirations within the trade. We miss Don for a lot of causes. For his pleasant again and forth with Bill Bonds on the host’s desk.
Because of his massive persona and his widespread daredevil half, he can tackle nearly any problem. That included a harrowing encounter with nice former Lions participant Chris Spielman. Don broke three ribs and many people are asking why he did that! But in reality, Don has accomplished all of it in a virtually four-decade tv information profession.
He retired on February 29, 2012. A number of weeks later we celebrated Don on the Broadcast House. After retirement, he moved to Arizona and spent his closing years along with his kids in California. His household welcomed their first grandchild final May. We will miss you, Don. Our hearts exit to his total household at this troublesome time.