Don Shane

When he was growing up, Don Shane would run outside and grab the newspaper before anyone else. He wanted to be the first to see the sports section each morning. These days, Don Shane is Sports Director for Channel 7 in Detroit and anchors the sportscasts on Action News a also hosts The Big 10 Ticket, a weekly series that previews Big 10 football games.

Don Shanes‘s enthusiasm and energetic style has earned him several broadcasting awards. He has been honored with 19 Emmys, including best sports anchor. He has also earned the Silver Circle Award for his contributions to television and the community, as well as several Michigan Association of Broadcasters Awards and a variety of Associated Press Awards.

Before joining WXYZ in 1989, Don Shane worked at WBZ-TV in Boston and at WMAQ-TV in Chicago. After making it to Michigan, he was a weekday sports anchor for five years at WDIV-TV in Detroit, and the television play-by-play announcer for Michigan State University, the University of Michigan, and Detroit Pistons basketball games.

Since then, Don Shane has seen – and covered – three Pistons Championships and as many Red Wings Stanley Cup Championships. Don enjoys meeting the sports stars of tomorrow as he interviews them for the Channel 7 McDonald’s High School Scholar Athlete of the Week award program.

Don Shane is a graduate of the University of Maryland, and holds a Master’s Degree in Journalism from the University of Colorado. He lives in Oakland County with his wife, Mona, and their children, Justin and Lindsay. In his spare time, he loves to golf and is also involved in many local charities.