Monday, March 7, 2011

Sinkovitz leaves NBC Bay Area anchor desk

Sinkovitz
Tom Sinkovitz anchored his last newscast on NBC Bay Area Friday at 5 p.m., but he hasn't cut his ties to the station.

"I agreed a couple months ago to anchor the five only through the end of February," Sinkovitz told Bay Area media blogger Rich Lieberman. "In a few weeks time, the station and I will be discussing other avenues. For now, I'm looking forward to life without the daily commute."

"I felt the time was right to do other things and no single factor led to that decision."

Sinkovitz added, "I have only admiration and good wishes for my co-workers at NBC Bay Area. They are some of the most professional people in the market. I know. I've been around."

Sinkovitz has been at NBC Bay Area for three years. He was at KRON for 17 years. Sinkovitz's career began with the Armed Forces Vietnam Network when he was in Saigon in 1969. Since 1970, he has worked in WHP-TV in Harrisburg, Pa., WCPO-TV Cincinnati, WBAL-TV Baltimore and WXIA-TV Atlanta. He joined KRON in January 1990 when the station was still an NBC affiliate. He moved up to the weeknight co-anchor spot when Pete Wilson left Channel 4 for KGO in late 2000. He left KRON in September 2006 and landed at NBC Bay Area in January 2008.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry to see Sinkovitz leave the anchor desk; I liked him at KRON and was pleasantly surprised to see him at KNTV.
As much as I miss his experience and wit, I understand the need to get away from the commute from SF to San Jose.
Good luck, Tom.

Rosa G. said...

Aww, too bad. I ditto the above comment. I wish you nothing but good luck, too, Mr. Sinkovitz. You'll be sorely missed in the Bay Area.