Myra Sanchick leaving FOX6, ready to "amp it up"
After 35 years working as a news reporter for WITI-TV, Myra Sanchick is moving on. Sanchick, however, is not retiring. Instead, she is redirecting her energy to new, yet-to-be-determined ventures.
"I'm not scaling back. I'm amping it up. I want to do something more," says Sanchick.
Sanchick says she never planned on leaving FOX6, but recently, she felt a pull to contribute to Milwaukee in new ways. The hard part for Sanchick is that she won't see her coworkers on a daily basis, many of whom she considers family.
"I really love the people and the work so much that I didn't think about leaving for 35 years," says Sanchick. "And then, all of a sudden I was like, 'You know, I wouldn't mind trying something new.'"
Sanchick grew up in the Sherman Park neighborhood and Glendale. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in journalism and mass communications. He first reporting job was in Madison at WKOW before she accepted the position at FOX6 in Milwaukee.
"The tears I've shed this week have been for the wonderful people that I work with and the wonderful people I've met through my work," says Sanchick. "But I have to remind myself and others that I'm not leaving town and I'm not dying. I'll be around."
Sanchick's last day is Friday, Dec. 21. After work, she plans to have a gathering with some of her colleagues to have a couple of drinks and talk about the past, the present and, most importantly, the future.
"It's a big world out there and I plan to hit the ground running," says Sanchick. "Whatever I do next, I want to be a part of the solution."
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