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Sports director Bob Irzyk leaving KOCO-5 after three years with station

Irzyk said his last day with the station will be Thursday
by Mel Bracht Published: July 30, 2013

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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by Mel Bracht
Copy Editor, Sports Media
Mel Bracht is a copy editor on the presentation desk and also covers sports media. A 1978 graduate of Indiana University, Bracht has been a print journalist for 34 years. He started his career as sports editor of the Rensselaer (Ind.) Republican...
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