Sinkovtiz, Tom

Sinkovitz

Tom Sinkovitz has been a professional broadcaster for more than four decades. His career began in 1969 in the American Armed Forces Saigon newsroom featured in the Robin Williams’ movie, Good Morning Vietnam. Since then, he has worked as a reporter and anchor at television stations in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (his hometown), Cincinnati, Baltimore and Atlanta before moving to San Francisco in 1990 to work at KRON 4 and NBC 11. Throughout his career, Sinkovitz has covered Three Mile Island, Hurricanes Agnes and Hugo, the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion, the Oakland Hills Firestorm, the Los Angeles Riots, Superbowl 16, the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, numerous elections, and the San Bruno pipeline explosion. Among his numerous recognitions are three Emmy® Awards, a Peninsula Press Club honor for his Return to Vietnam series, and a New York Film Festival award for news writing. In addition to mentoring, Sinkovitz also works with the Cupertino Educational Endowment Foundation, Veterans Memorial Project Advisory Committee, Make-a-Wish Foundation and Tony LaRussa’s Animal Rescue Foundation, as well as the San Francisco church community focusing on maintaining schools.

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