Wichita Anchor Lily Wu Quits to Explore Run for Mayor

By Kevin Eck 

KWCH anchor Lily Wu has resigned from the Wichita, Kan., CBS affiliate to explore a run for mayor in 2023.

“I’m forever grateful to the KWCH 12 News family and for the opportunity to tell the stories of Kansans these past 12 years,” said Wu. “After 30 years of calling Wichita home, my love for our community and the investment it has made in me, has led me to consider serving our community in new ways. I’m resigning from KWCH to remove any perceived conflict of interest as an on-camera personality to consider a leadership role with the City of Wichita. I believe this step is imperative to safeguard the trust you have in me and everyone reporting the news at KWCH.”

Wu said she’ll decide in the coming weeks and that leaving the station now will give her “time, energy and attention to explore” the possible run.


She worked at KAKE in Wichita for ten years before joining KWCH in 2020.