Local sportscaster and host of NC State’s coaching shows Don Shea has passed away, according to WTVD.
Former WTVD sports director Don Shea was found dead of natural causes at his home in Orange County Monday morning.
Shea spent 17 years at WTVD before going to work at NC State University, where he was the host of NC State television shows for over 25 years.
Shea first started working for NC State when Jim Valvano asked him to head up his media enterprise, JTV. From there, Shea hosted the “Jim Valvano Show” as well the “Dick Sheridan Show” among others, and he was an institution in NC State sports media. Shea was also active in charities, working with Make-a-Wish, the March of Dimes and served on the Board of Directors of the Duke Children’s Classic.
He is survived by two sons, Kyle and Derek.