About Me

I put aside Sergeant Pepper’s long enough in the summer of 1968 to discover my second passion in life. I remember sitting in front of the TV, mesmerized by the political conventions. My parents watched their rather pudgy young son captivated by such grown up matters, presumably retrieving hope that all was not lost on a boy dizzy by the turntable of the phonograph. “Maybe he’ll go into politics, public service, or law.” Anything but rock and roll.

My parents didn’t know at the time, but it wasn’t Humphrey, Nixon, and the riots in the streets of Chicago that turned me into a news junkie. Cronkite, Huntley and Brinkley, and security manhandling Dan Rather on the convention floor, that’s what I couldn’t get enough of.  The story played a part, but the story tellers, that’s what did it for me.

Now I tell stories. I get up at 2:44 a.m. Monday through Friday to anchor a daily, two-and-a-half hour newscast in Washington State. On weekends, I sleep in until 5:00 a.m. and then tell more stories into a laptop on the kitchen table. I recently finished my first novel, THE FLIGHT OF THE SWALLOWS, which is about the journey of a rock and roll band and the singer who discovers his voice along the way.

Never sacrifice a passion. Work it in.

Contact me by replying to this post or kevin.shaub@kndu.com


9 responses to “About Me

  1. Dee

    Great job on the morning news. We listen every morning at our house–starts our day out right knowing what’s going on. Enjoyed the part about Abbey Road and your “interaction” with the Changing of theGuard in England. Keep up the great work!! Dee

  2. Anonymous

    Don’t know why but I looked you up and there you were. Glad you are still working in the biz. I know you always loved it. I hope my gray hair looks as good as yours. All the best.
    Lon McEachern … uh KCOY, remember

  3. Marilee

    Wow, getting up at 2:44…now that’s dedication!
    Looking forward to hearing more about your book.
    I love the quote you wrote. (Never sacrifice a passion. Work it in.) Is that yours or someone elses? I am a bit of a “quote-aholic.” : )

  4. donna

    wow a book.. .. is it released yet? I want a copy.

    • It’s true what published authors say: Writing the book is easy. Getting it published is the hard part. I’ve just begun the process of soliciting agents and publishers. I’ll be sure to keep you up to date!

  5. Oh dear….it’s bad enough I listen to your morning program 3 times in a row, and now I can enjoy you blog! Thanks for keeping morning news professional, informative and balanced.

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