Chicago Deuce Heads to Milwaukee

WLS Assistant News Director is leaving Chicago's blowtorch to take the ND gig at WTMJ in Milwaukee.

Janet Hundley is leaving the Windy City after a dozen years.

Here is the internal memo that News Director Jennifer Graves sent out to the staff:

It's been more than 12 years since Janet Hundley joined me to lead ABC 7 Eyewitness News.  That’s why it’s with such mixed emotions that I let you know that Janet is leaving our newsroom to accept the News Director position at Journal Broadcasting’s WTMJ-TV, the NBC affiliate in Milwaukee.

I am absolutely thrilled for Janet.  She’s wanted to run her own newsroom again for some time and she’s found a position that’s a great fit at a company with a long tradition of journalistic integrity and excellence.  I cannot thank her enough for everything she’s done in the past 12 years.  Janet has worked tirelessly in our newsroom, helping craft our product to best serve our viewers. She’s led the special projects team, planned our coverage of numerous historic events and kept our day-to-day news gathering operation running smoothly.  But most of all, she’s been a friend and mentor to many.  She’s truly been my right hand, and I know we would not have enjoyed our many successes without Janet in the office next to mine. Janet’s been a dedicated and loyal member of the ABC/Disney team for 26 years, here at WLS, at WTVG-TV in Toledo and WTVD-TV in Raleigh-Durham.

As Janet said to me today, this isn’t goodbye.  Milwaukee is right up the road and I’m sure her path will cross with many of ours as we move ahead.  She’ll be in the newsroom for the next couple of weeks as we finish the May book.  We’ll plan the appropriate farewell in the coming days.

Let’s all wish Janet the best as she takes this exciting step in her career.