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Tommy Tran is leaving ABC30 for a new sports venture

Tommy Tran points to his Facebook audience where he’s headed to. Tran accepted a position to be an anchor/host at CBS Sports Digital. His last day in Fresno will be March 2.
Tommy Tran points to his Facebook audience where he’s headed to. Tran accepted a position to be an anchor/host at CBS Sports Digital. His last day in Fresno will be March 2.

Tommy Tran is leaving ABC 30 for an anchor/host position with CBS Sports Digital based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Tran, who started in Fresno on March 3, 2010 as a reporter and most recently has served as the television station’s sports director, announced the move Tuesday night. His last day in Fresno will be March 2.

He listed highlights of his time in Fresno including the Fresno State football seasons in 2012 and ’13 (Derek Carr’s junior and senior years), Fresno State’s run to the NCAA men’s basketball tournament in 2016 and Clovis West High winning the state girls basketball championship last March.

He also fondly recalls the Fresno Grizzlies winning the national minor league baseball championship in 2015 and unbeaten pro boxer Jose Ramirez’s ascension to a WBC world title fight, coming up March 17.

“I’ll remember those the most because I was actually there for those events,” Tran said.

Tran said CBS Sports Digital is just launching. “It’s an opportunity for me to grow as a journalist and work with an amazing group of people and a great company. It was a bittersweet decision for me since I already had an amazing work family within the Walt Disney Company. Both companies are first-class.”

Tran said he hasn’t been told what his day-to-day duties will be.

“This is a brand-new venture,” he said. “But I will be anchoring and doing some hosting duties for CBS Sports Digital. I’ll be working with the company’s producers, writers and analysts. Most of our content will be pushed out via the CBS Sports App and desktop site, as well.”

Anthony Galaviz: 559-441-6042, @agalaviz_TheBee

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