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Recap: Colleen Needles Rejoins Don Shelby

We went back in time again on Tuesday night’s 10 p.m. news. Don Shelby was reunited with former co-anchor Colleen Needles to reminisce. (Pat Miles was in on Monday evening. If you missed the show, here’s a recap.)

How did Don and Colleen click after more than a decade since they last read together? Click below to watch the entire first section from last night’s show, introductions, headlines and tosses to live shots all intact.

Later on in the broadcast, Colleen talked about how she had to fill Pat Miles’ shoes, and compared the experience to Don’s situation, taking the place of the venerable Dave Moore. She also remembered having to read some of the toughest headlines of the ’90s. Ultimately, she winded up with a special pitch to Don.

Don couldn’t resist getting an early shot in at Wednesday’s special guest, meteorologist Paul Douglas. The knives are sharpened, and we’re all ready for a few great jibes between friends tonight.

Later, Mark Rosen started right in, accusing Colleen of drinking from the fountain of youth. Backhanded compliment or the world’s nicest insult? You decide.

At the end of the show, Colleen was overcome by respect for her former colleague, and shared a few final thoughts for Don as he gets ready to embark on the next chapter.

As we mentioned above, join us again Wednesday night at 10. Meteorologist Paul Douglas will be returning to the WCCO-TV news desk to trade barbs with Don once again! Here’s a full preview:

By the way, you can click here for a collection of some of Don’s favorite news stories, and here to wish him well as he approaches retirement.


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