Longtime Austin Reporter is Leaving the TV News Business

Shelton Green, one of the city’s longest-tenured and most recognizable TV news reporters, will leave KVUE this week after 27 years in the news business – 19 of them on the air right here in Austin.

Austin 360 writes that, Green, who joined the station in December 1995, is set to become a mortgage loan officer for Colonial National Mortgage, a Fort Worth-based company with offices in several states.

“I’ve done my research and they have a great reputation,” Green said.

His final day at KVUE is tomorrow. 

It’s a pretty big change, but Green said he’s ready.

“There have been so many conversations, so many brains picked, so many prayers and so many tears,” he said. “This is about me taking a risk. I needed to learn something else. I’m excited. I feel giddy about it.”

Green’s new job will keep him here in Austin – something he says was very important. While many other TV reporters come and go after a few years, bound for bigger markets, Green opted long ago to stay put in Central Texas.

“Austin produces a lot of great media talent,” he said. “I love this city. I loved it before I even moved here. It’s the only place I’ve ever wanted to be.”