I have much respect for McShan. In fact, I just met him in person a few weeks ago and had a chance to tell him in person (at the time I did not know he was leaving TV).
McShan is a survivor. He's worked in news for the last 25 years. Before KHOU, where he has been for decades, McShan was the sports reporter at KTRK abc13. He dumped sports for news at KHOU and has really made a name for himself in breaking scoops ever since.
McShan is the the type of reporter who has his own camera and will go out at 3am by himself to shoot a big bust alongside law enforcement. Now that's dedication. Other Houston TV stations get angry about those scoops but respect him for them just the same.
According to his bio, McShan in a native Texan who grew up in Houston and graduated from Sharpstown High School. He attended both Texas A&M and Sam Houston State universities, graduating from the latter.
McShan's bio states, "Jeff strongly feels that his job is his public service to the community." That is why when I heard yesterday he was going to the DA's office, it made a lot of sense. He can continue that.
No word on when he is leaving KHOU. McShan did not respond to my questioning for my post.
Related to this story, since I went on a blogging vacation July 9th, KPRC 2's Mary Lee also has left the TV biz.
While I'm on break, don't miss breaking Houston TV news. Follow me on Twitter and Facebook for updates. You and I never know when I will stray from the relaxing life.