WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Max Winitz is headed home.
The reporter and weekend anchor is taking a similar job at WWSB-TV in Sarasota, Florida. His last day at WECT is Thursday.
The Miami native began his broadcasting career with WECT in June 2007. Since then, Max has worked on many memorable stories. His favorites include: Covering the Inauguration of Barack Obama in Washington, traveling on board the USS Gravely from Jacksonville, Florida to Wilmington, and being a part of the 1st Southeastern North Carolina Honor Flight to our Nation's Capital.
Max wanted to share some thoughts with WECT's wonderful viewers:
To The Loyal Viewers Of WECT,
Growing up, I always watched Tom Brokaw. I loved the way he spoke, the way he dressed and the way he presented the news. Basically, it was my goal to be like him in my career. I recently viewed his final broadcast on NBC Nightly News. There were a few things he said that sounded familiar:
"We've been through a lot together. Through dark days and nights and seasons of hope and joy. Whatever story I had, there was only one objective. To get it right."
Tom and I share that same objective. Over the last three and half years, it has been my ultimate responsibility to be a fair and honest storyteller, and to report on the stories that concern you, the residents of this great area.
Tom also said, "I say thanks, for all that I have learned from you. That has been my richest reward."
Since the summer of 2007, I have shook hands, laughed with you and have listened to some amazing stories. All I can say, is thank you. From day one, you welcomed me with open arms to this area. Even now, the day I leave WECT, you still provide that one of a kind southern hospitality. The residents in Sarasota will have some big shoes to fill.
I am truly blessed and indebted to each and every one of you, because you have helped me fulfill my goal.
Thank you again,
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