TV anchor in second fight with cancer

In this space a few weeks ago, we made mention of the connection that people have with the talent on local TV, even though we may not know them personally. They’re often a bigger part of our days than we realize.

Now, another example: Randy Shaver at KARE 11 has announced he’s got cancer again.

I never thought I would ever write these words again about me…but I have cancer, again. This time prostate cancer. 20…

Posted by Randy Shaver on Monday, August 27, 2018

Twenty years ago or so, Shaver’s viewers joined him on his journey through a first bout with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He stayed on the air during his treatment.

Photo: KARE 11

Shaver has raised more than $6 million for cancer research since then.

He’s got friends on the other side of the tube.

Cancer has done its dirty work among the local TV community in recent years. Steve Frazier, Fox 9’s meteorologist, died earlier this month.

And Hall of Famer Mark Rosen, a legend at WCCO, has been away as his wife Denise fights a brain tumor.

Today, we’ll marshall the healing power of good thoughts.

Related: Randy Shaver’s cancer journey 20 years later (KARE 11)