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'Dream come true': Ryan Shaver joins dad Randy at KARE 11


KARE 11 will be home to a father and son duo from August when Ryan Shaver joins his anchor dad at the station.

Randy Shaver announced on his Twitter page Sunday that his 25-year-old son will be joining KARE 11 as a multimedia journalist in the sports department, moving back to the Twin Cities from Iowa.

"He's worked really hard, he's a talented kid," Randy said of his son, according to the Pioneer Press. "I'm sure at some point down the road we'll both be sitting on the set together, which will be absolutely bizarre. I will get to assign him 'Prep Sports Extra' shoots in the fall, which will be fun."

Ryan will be following in the footsteps of his father, who joined KARE 11 as a sports reporter in 1983 as well as being the sports director between 1994 and 2012, before he moved to become the evening news co-anchor, according to his bio.

Ryan meanwhile is moving from KIMT in Iowa, which he joined in June 2012 as a reporter after graduating from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, according to his KIMT profile.

It won't be his first experience in KARE's sports department, having interned there while he was at college. He previously graduated from Benilde-St. Margaret's High School in St. Louis Park.

He was understandably happy with his new role back in Minnesota, describing it as a "Dream come true" on Twitter.

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Sports anchor Ryan Shaver is leaving KARE 11

He's the son of long-serving news anchor Randy Shaver.