NBC Bay Area, (KNTV) veteran news anchor, Tom Sinkovitz, worked his last show on the station Friday night in an abrupt departure.
Sinkovitz, a former KRON anchor, spent almost three years at the NBC Southbay o and o.
Sinkovitz' departure coincides with ex-sports anchor, Raj Mathai, ascent to the position of news anchor at NBC Bay Area, which no doubt played a part in Sinkovitz' decision.
We have contacted Sinkovitz and hope to get a more detailed decision soon.
UPDATE 2: 05 PM: Sinkovitz just responded to me via e-mail:
"I agreed a couple months ago to anchor the five only through the end of February. 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.
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.
I know what you're thinking. There's really no separation agreement to protect."
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