The force behind the Fox 11 Sports Force is leaving.
KMSB sports director Vinnie Vinzetta, who started the local Sunday night sports show from scratch six years ago, is leaving in July for a job in San Antonio.
“I didn’t think I would be this emotionally attached,” Vinzetta said.
“I put my life into this the past six years. This is just something I should not say no to. But it’s going to be tough to leave here. I really have an emotional connection to a lot of people who have helped me out. When we started, we were the new guys on the street.”
Vinzetta, 38, will be the new No. 2 sports reporter on San Antonio’s KENS, a CBS affiliate that is owned, as is KMSB, by Belo Corp.
No doubt, Vinzetta has been one of the good guys on Tucson TV — personable, friendly, someone who took the work, but not himself, too seriously. (I’ll miss, yelling “VINNIE!” whenever I see him at a news conference or a game.)