Detroit,MI-After 38 years of interviewing sports celebrities and 23 years of announcing sports in Detroit, Don Shane will pass the mike. Shane announcement come as a surprise and he will sadly be missed. Shane retires as Sports Director for WXYZ and he wore the title well for his outstanding accomplishments over the years. Prior to joining WXYZ-TV in 1989,Shane worked at WBZ-TV in Boston, WMAQ-TV in Chicago and WDIV-TV in Detroit. He has received numerous awards for his reporting including 23 Michigan Emmy Awards, a best sports anchor honor, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Silver Circle Award, as well as awards from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters and the Associated Press.
Shane is the longest running sports director in Detroit television. During his career at WXYZ, Shane covered three Pistons Championships, four Red Wings Stanley Cup Championships, a Ryder Cup, the Tigers run at the World Series in 2006 and the Super Bowl in Detroit.
If you never saw one of his reports, then you missed true talent at its best. His passion for what he did stood out, and was shown in every broadcast. I wish Don nothing but the best and want to thank him for all the years of service.
Shane will celebrate his last day on the air at WXYZ-TV on Tuesday, March 20 th.