Signing Off in Philly

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WTXF Fox 29 Philly Reporter Dave Kinchen is leaving the station and the TV news business altogether at the end of the month.

The Philly Inquirer reports that Kinchen, who joined Fox 29 in 2011, announced his departure via social media, indicating on Twitter that he will be joining the city’s Office of Violence Prevention as communications manager. Launched under Mayor Jim Kenney in 2017, the Office of Violence Prevention coordinates the city’s various anti-violence programs.

Kinchen will take over his new role in about two weeks.

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Prior to joining Fox 29 eight years ago, Kinchen worked at a number of television stations in Michigan, including ABC affiliate WXYZ-TV in Detroit, and NBC affiliate WEYI-TV25 in Saginaw. Earlier this year, Kinchen launched his podcasts Dave Kinchen Tonight, a news program, and Rock of Nations with Dave Kinchen, which focuses on music.

“To my many friends and esteemed colleagues, a huge and heartfelt thank you for the inspiration, growth and partnership on many amazing assignments over the years,” Kinchen wrote of his departure online. “Great things happening down the road.”