KARE Evening Anchor Randy Shaver to Retire in June

By Kevin Eck 

KARE six and 10 p.m. co-anchor Randy Shaver will retire in June 2024.

Shaver’s career has spanned over four decades and multiple positions at the Minneapolis NBC station. Before being named co-anchor in 2012, Shaver was sports director at the station from 1994 to 2012, and got his start at KARE in 1983 as weekend sports anchor.

“Randy has impacted Minnesota in so many positive ways. His devotion to prep sports is unequaled, honoring high school athletes for 40 years. He’s done incredible work as both a sports and news anchor, and he’s inspired countless people as a two-time cancer survivor. We look forward to celebrating his remarkable career,” said Stacey Nogy, director of content for KARE.


“I started working sports in Minnesota January 1, 1983 and really didn’t stop, with a front row seat to so many incredible sports moments. How lucky am I?,” said Shaver. “It was an honor to transition to news on the anchor desk in 2012, sitting next to Julie every night, and working to inform our viewers about significant news events. It’s been a privilege. I was here before KARE was KARE and I leave knowing this place will continue the excellence so many started years ago. Thank you to all of the viewers for 41 incredible years.”

“Randy’s successful career has provided a tremendous connection to a generation of viewers who’ve depended on him for sports coverage and news anchoring during some of the biggest events in Twin Cities history,” said Doug Wieder, president and general manager of KARE 11.