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

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Channel 11 hires Tom Sinkovitz

NBC11 announced today it has hired former KRON anchor Tom Sinkovitz as a reporter and fill-in anchor. He will start Wednesday night covering the Republican debate in Los Angeles and the Democratic debate on Thursday, TV critic Susan Young notes on her blog. Although the station said Sinkovitz will only be filling in as an anchor, his arrival comes two months after the departure of evening co-anchor Allen Denton. Sinkovitz is a three-time regional emmy winner who reported in the

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Future of Sinkovitz brothers unknown

Tom Sinkovitz, left, caught up with his brother Jim in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, according to the Lancaster Intelligencer Journal, which ran this picture. Tom Sinkovitz left KRON in September 2006 after 17 years. His twin brother Jim, according to the Lancaster paper, lost his job as an anchor/reporter but is currently a finalist at another station in that market west of Philadelphia. Says Jim Sinovitz: “It’s tough when the rug gets pulled from under you … in Philadelphia, the anchors and

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Murphy replaces Sinkovitz at Channel 4

With zero advance promotion, KRON tonight filled anchor Tom Sinkovitz’s (right) seat on the anchor desk with Chris Murphy (left), a Bay Area native who has been at Channel 4 for four years. Sinkovitz, longtime co-anchor with Pam Moore on the 6 and 11 p.m. news, announced Friday that he was leaving the station after 17 years. On Friday, Sinkovitz suggested he was headed to another local station. During tonight’s 11 o’clock news, no mention was made of Murphy’s promotion,

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Tom Sinkovitz leaving KRON after 17 years

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

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KRON cancels the ‘Nine O’Clock News’

KRON Channel 4 is dropping its “Nine O’Clock News” in September when the independent station becomes a “My Network TV” affiliate and begins airing the network’s primetime soap operas from 9 to 11 p.m., according to Chuck Barney’s TV column in today’s Contra Costa Times. In order to get the new network, KRON was required to air the soaps in primetime (8 to 11), which meant either dumping the news or “Dr. Phil.” The “Nine O’Clock News” was anchored by

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