Three weeks ago, Rob Morrison was forced to resign in disgrace from his morning anchor position at WCBS/Channel 2. Another WCBS on-air talent is leaving West 57th Street but in a totally different situation.
Veteran reporter Sean Hennessey is exiting WCBS for a teaching job in Boston, FishbowlNY has learned. He’s headed to Boston College, which makes sense for the BC graduate. He got his B.A. in English in 1987 at the Chestnut Hill campus, according to his LinkedIn page. Hennessey returned to Boston College in 2001, attending the Wallace Carroll School of Management.
A general assignment reporter, Hennessey joined Channel 2 in March 2007. He’s covered numerous high-profile stories, including the NYPD “Cannibal Cop” trial last week. Prior to arriving in New York, Hennessey worked 11 years for WHDH in Boston.
Update: A WCBS spokesperson has confirmed Hennessey’s last day is Friday and adds, “the WCBS family wishes Sean the best as he starts his new career as an associate editor of news and public affairs at Boston College.”
The spokesperson says Hennessey will likely become an adjunct professor of Media/Journalism on the side.