Bouncing out of Bean Town

Longtime WHDH Reporter Janet Wu is leaving the station and headed to the Big Apple.

After 17-yearrun, Wu has left the station for a gig at WCBS.

Wu, who was an anchor, medical reporter, and who covered arts and cultural affairs and news during her long stint at the station, will report for duty to WCBS in New York in mid-December.

“I’m sad to leave,” Wu told the Track. “I still love spending time in Boston, but I’m excited about some other things coming down the pike.”

Wu said she still plans to spend half the week in Boston and the other half in New York. She plans to keep her gig as an adjunct professor at Emerson College.

“Basically, I’m trying to fashion a life that’s not standard,” she said.

Wu will work part time at WCBS and may fill in at the CBS-owned station in Philadelphia. She also will contribute to CBS’ Newspath, the network’s satellite news-gathering service that supplies stories to local stations. So it is possible that she will be seen here on Channel 4, via Newspath and other network vehicles.

Wu’s departure from WHDH is no surprise, even after her long tenure there. The triple-Ivy League-educated newsgal wasn’t exactly the typical female 7News talent, which has been getting younger and blonder in recent years. Still, we’re told the parting was amicable.

“Channel 7 was great to me,” she said. “I really left to explore new opportunities.”

H/T Boston Herald