Steve Sbraccia of Channel 5
Fri Jun 10 16:23:52 EDT 2005
from Inside track.
Sbraccia: G'bye N.E.
Dogged street reporter Steve Sbraccia of ``NewsCenter 5'' is packing up and
heading south to North Carolina at the end of the month, a move he says is
``My wife (attorney Susan Rist) had colon cancer - she's clean at the moment
- but I got to thinking during her illness, `What the hell am I doing
working 90 hours a week?' '' the Channel 5 veteran told the Track. ``I have to slow
So the Rist-Sbraccias are putting their Newton home up for sale this week
and will drive down to the Raleigh-Durham area June 25, the day after their
daughters, age 10 and 5, get out of school.
They don't have digs yet in Durham, but dad has found a gig at WB22
reporting for the 10 p.m. news.
``I was fully prepared to go down there and work at Home Depot, but the job
came out of the blue,'' said Sbraccia, who has worked at WCVB since 1989
after a long career in radio. ``And the workload isn't as grueling.''
Sbraccia, whose last day on the job is June 18, admitted this winter's wild
weather may have had a little something to do with the move south.
``There were 22 storms and I was out there in every one of them,'' he said.
``I know because I counted them by making little slashes and drawing clouds
on my Dayplanner.''
Maybe Steve should have tried out for a weather gig!
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