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.

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)

  • Gary F

    He’ll go 2 for 2. And he’ll keep the good hair through it like he did last time.

  • MrE85

    Man, I hate cancer. It’s taken many of my family, including my mother and sister.

    I’m hopeful for Mr. Shaver, who has been an inspiration to those who have been touched by cancer.

  • Jim in RF

    Strength and good luck to all involved.

  • JonasGrumby

    Good luck Randy!