- WGAL News 8Anchor and Reporter
Jim Sinkovitz has 38 years of experience, first in radio then in television news, reporting and anchoring since 1975.
Jim is our Harrisburg/Dauphin County reporter and is no stranger to the area. He was born and raised in the Harrisburg area.
Jim attended college in Delaware. He served in the Marine Corps and received the Purple Heart for wounds received during combat in the Vietnam War.
Jim returned home to begin his broadcast career. He worked for WHP TV for 11 years and then was the Harrisburg bureau chief and weekend anchor for WGAL for 8 years. From 1995 through 2006, Jim reported and anchored at WPHL WB 17 in Philadelphia and worked for NBC 10 the following year.
Jim began his career covering the devestating Agnes floods and the deaths of many veterans sickened by Legionaires disease in Philadelphia. There were many other major stories including the influx of thousands of Vietnamese at the end of the war who fled to the U.S. and were housed at Fort Indiantown Gap -- and thousands more who fled Cuba for the same Fort a few years later.
Jim covered politics at the Capitol for two decades and three different news operations. He reported from a number of national political conventions and has received or been nominated for a number of awards during his career.
One of Jim's favorite accomplishments is having helped raise a wonderful daughter.
Jim has been very active in the community over the years both here and in Philadelphia with the Big Brothers, Big Sisters organizations. He has served on the board of the Vietnam Veterans Outreach Center and has taken part in dozens of charity fund raising events over the years benefiting among others, the Make a Wish Foundation, the Police Athletic League, the American Red Cross, the American Cancer Society, and the American Heart Association.
In his spare time jim likes to exercise, play his guitars loudly and spend time with his family and friends.
You can email Jim at firstname.lastname@example.org.