After 40 years in TV news a Pennsylvanian Reporter/Anchor is just about done.
WGAL's Jim Sinkovitzsays he will be retiring from television news at the end of this year.
"It's been terrific to work with Jim," said WGAL news director Dan O'Donnell. "He's been a mentor and friend to generations of our reporters here, and to our audience at WGAL, and other places for nearly 40 years."
Sinkovitz is a Penbrook native and spent much of his life in the Harrisburg area. In addition to working at WGAL, also worked at the local CBS affiliate, WHP CBS 21, for several years. He also worked as a reporter in Philadelphia at stations WB 17 and NBC 10.
"I'm very grateful for WGAL and Dan O'Donnell who gave me the opportunity to come back here and be part of this terrific television operation," Sinkovitz said. "That was really nice. It's a nice place to come back to."
Sinkovitz will remain at WGAL through the end of December, and no plans have been made as yet regarding who will fill his position after he steps down.
Regarding Sinkovitz's farewell to the WGAL audience, O'Donnell gave assurances that it will be a special occasion.
"I'm sure we will have something," he said. "A good send-off for him after a good long run here. But I'll keep the details of that a surprise until we get there."
"We will certainly miss him," O'Donnell continued. "And wish him well on the next phase of his life.