Heather Hegedus has spent half her career providing Boston residents with all the latest local and national news. Now after 11 years, Heather Hegedus announced she is leaving Boston 25 News in February. Those who have watched the veteran news anchor for years want to know what’s next for her and where she is going. More importantly, they are hoping she will remain in Boston. Find out what Heather Hegedus said about her departure from FOX station WFXT.
Heather Hegedus’ Education and Career
Heather Hegedus was on a trajectory of becoming an outstanding journalist from a young age when she was a State Debate Champion in her native Massachusetts. The Lynnfield High alum went on to earn a BA in Political Science and Government from Georgetown University in Washington, DC.
Hegedus also studied International Relations and Affairs at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She received an MS in Broadcast Journalism from New York’s Columbia University.
Her initial broadcast career began in 2000 at NBCUniversal in Washington, DC, as a desk assistant for two years. She later returned to New York, where she worked at Spectrum News NY1 from 2002 and 2003 and reported on the ground from the 9/11 attacks. Moreover, her work at Syracuse’s WYSR 9 News earned her an Edward R. Murrow Award.
Hegedus previously worked at WFSB Eyewitness 3 News in Hartford, Connecticut, where her news reporting also won several awards. From there, she returned to her native Massachusetts and has been part of the WFXT Boston 25 News team since 2012.
Some of the veteran anchor’s compelling works include her coverage of the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings, the trials of Aaron Hernandez and mob boss Whitey Bulger, and the opioid epidemic. Additionally, her son is on the autism spectrum, and she’s used her platform to bring awareness to special needs families.
Heather Hegedus Leaving Boston 25 for Retirement
Her career has been illustrious, to say the least. And now, after 11 years at Boston 25 News and 23 years in the news industry, Heather Hegedus is leaving Boston 25 and ready to sign off for good.
Hegedus shared the announcement on social media, along with a humorous montage of her “big anchor hair” looks over her career. In her statement, she thanked everyone she met and the experiences that came her way during her broadcast career.
Boston 25 News viewers can still catch up with Hegedus before her last day on air on February 24. But that’s not the last you’ll see of her.
Hegedus will be active as the anchor of a webcast going forward. And she said that she would reveal details about it soon.
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Heather Hegedus and her family will stay in the Boston area and continue her work for the autism community. Meanwhile, stay connected with her through her official social media platforms, and don’t miss her final newscast at the end of the month.