After three years as KOCO-5 sports director, Bob Irzyk said his last day with the television station will be Thursday.
“I'm exploring other opportunities right now,” Irzyk said in an email Tuesday evening.
A graduate of Southern Illinois University, Irzyk replaced Mark Rodgers as sports director in August 2010. Before joining KOCO, he served as an anchor, reporter and sports director at KDAF-TV in Dallas from November 1998 to January 2009. He also has served as a sports anchor and reporter at TV and radio stations in Tampa, Fla., Chicago, New York City and Carbondale, Ill.
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