Tom Sinkovitz, co-anchor of Channel 4’s 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts, announced tonight that he’s leaving KRON after 17 years. But the three-time regional Emmy winner suggested local viewers will see him again. “I’m not saying ‘good-bye’ tonight. I’m just saying I’ll see you later,” he said at the end of the 11 p.m. news. Co-anchor Pam Moore cried during the 6 p.m. news when Sinkovitz said he was leaving. Sports anchor Gary Radnich said, “Class just went out the door.” No word on who is replacing Sinkovitz or where Sinkovitz is going. His bio has been pulled from KRON’s web site. 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. In addition to the 6 and 11 p.m. news, Sinkovitz was co-anchor of the station’s 9 O’Clock News, which was instituted in 2000 to replace some of the NBC programming that left for Channel 11. The 9 O’Clock News was cancelled effective Sept. 5 to make way for primetime soap operas produced by the new MyNetworkTV. Trivia: Sinkovitz is one of very few broadcasters in the country with a twin brother who is also a TV journalist. His brother, Jim Sinkovitz, is a news anchor in Philadelphia.

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