The pull of southern Florida was just too strong for reporter-anchor Max Winitz.  After three and a half years with WECT in Wilmington, NC, the Miami native announced that he was leaving for a job at ABC-affiliate WWSB in Sarasota.

“Thank you to everyone in southeastern N.C. for the memories over the last three and a half years!” Winitz tweeted last week. “It has been a great ride.”

Winitz joined WECT in the summer of 2007 after graduating from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT.  He will serve as a reporter and fill-in anchor for WWSB, making a triple digit market jump from Wilmington to Sarasota (Tampa).
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