After 43 years in the industry, a popular and beloved Minnesota TV anchor and reporter will be stepping away from our TVs and entering retirement.

It's going to be so sad to see him go! He has been a staple in Minnesota for many many years but he definitely deserves a relaxing retirement.

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KARE 11 News Anchor Retiring

The announcement came this morning. I think it's safe to say that everyone is a little sad but most of all, we're wishing him the best.

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In the announcement, he writes:

"If you would have told me in 1977, at age 18, this was how my life was going to turn out...I would have immediately said: SIGN ME UP!"

What an amazing career he's had!

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The anchor and reporter we're saying goodbye to is none other than the talented Randy Shaver of KARE 11.


He shared the news on Twitter Thursday morning saying "Please accept my sincere gratitude for everything!"

Randy Shaver Announces Retirement from KARE 11

Randy began at KARE 11 when he was just 24 years old in 1983. He was the weekend sports anchor at the time.

In '94 he became the Sports Director.

In 2012 he made the switch to anchoring the evening news with Julie Nelson and will continue to do so until he reitres. His final broadcast will be on June 28th of this year.


On top of his reporting and anchor, Randy has also done the Prep Sports Extra for 40 years, he has helped out with the Tackle Cancer initiative for 12 years, and he started the Randy Shaver Cancer Research and Community Fund.

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In regard to the charity Randy and his wife, Roseann, set up, Randy says it's not going anywhere. "We are going to continue our work."

Randy Shaver Cancer Research and Community Fund, Facebook
Randy Shaver Cancer Research and Community Fund, Facebook

For those who don't know, cancer research is close to Randy's heart. He has fought and beat cancer twice, once in 1998 and again in 2018. He thanked everyone who helped him through those difficult times.

It will be sad to see him go but Randy deserves a great retirement! He plans to spend lots of time with his wife, his sons and their wives, and his two grandchildren.

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