Fall 2010 Minnesota Student Leadership Seminar Keynote Speaker

 Listen to Don Shelby's address at the 2010 Minnesota Student Leadership Seminar.

 Don Shelby, veteran WCCO anchor and reporter and Fall 2010 Minnesota Student Leadership Seminar Keynote Speaker.


Don Shelby, WCCO-TV anchor and reporter, joined the WCCO-TV staff in 1978.
Don was inducted into the Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame in October 2007.

He has won all five of the nation's top journalism awards, including three national Emmys, the Columbia DuPont Citation, the Scripps-Howard Award and the Society of Professional Journalists Distinguished Service Award.

In 1997, Don was honored with a second Peabody Award, the broadcast equivalent of the
Pulitzer Prize, for
his ongoing work with the youth of Minnesota. Don's commitment to mentoring has energized the station and the community.

He has received several honors for his work in the community, including Minnesota Sportsman of
the Year; Martin Luther King Humanitarian of the Year; the Great American Traditions Award by B'nai Brith; Minnesota Broadcaster of the Year; and
the coveted Josten's Mr. Basketball ring, an honor rarely given to an adult.

In 2005, Don was named Best TV Newscaster in City Pages' Best of the Twin Cities Readers' Poll.  In September 2010, Don was named outstanding anchor at the Midwest Regional Emmys.  He was also named best nightly commentator for his “Good to Know” segment. 

He is a rock and ice climber, canoeist, gardener and beekeeper, to name just a few hobbies.

Don is married and has three daughters who all share his passion for the outdoors.



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