Don Shane at Comerica Park warming up to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Tigers/Cardinals game, June 21, 2012
Mona and Don Shane at Comerica Park, June 21, 2012
Longtime WXYZ Sports Producer Rei Janukaitis with Don Shane at Comerica Park - June 21, 2012
Jerry Tarrien and Don Shane at Comerica Park before Don threw out first pitch at Tigers/Cardinals game.
Don Shane at Jerome Bettis' charity bowling event during Super Bowl week, February 2006.
Don Shane with his wife, Mona, and his children Justin and Lindsay
Don Shane was honored by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association as the 2012 Michigan Sportscaster of the Year.
The honor was formally announced today by the NSSA. It's the first time Don has been selected for the award.
"I was just being me and people liked it," said Shane. "I'm honored."
Don retired in March after 23 years as Sports Director at WXYZ. He and his wife, Mona, moved to Arizona to be closer to their children.
Don will be recognized, along with the other award recipients, at a reception in North Carolina this June.