Boston 25 News reporter Jacqui Heinrich is leaving the station for Fox News Channel

"It does break my heart a little to have to leave home," the Cambridge resident said.

Jacqui Heinrich
Jacqui Heinrich. –Courtesy of Jacqui Heinrich

Boston 25 News reporter and anchor Jacqui Heinrich announced on social media Monday night that she had “some big and bittersweet news” to share with her viewers.

This September, I will be leaving Boston 25 News for an amazing opportunity as a network correspondent for Fox News Channel, based in NYC,” the three-time Emmy Award-winning reporter wrote.

Heinrich joined Boston 25 News, the local Fox affiliate in Greater Boston, as a reporter in February 2016, returning to the area to “be close to family” after working for a station in Las Vegas for three years, according to her station bio. She began serving as a weekend evening anchor for the Boston station in March.  

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The Cambridge resident wrote that she’s excited for the opportunity to “share stories with the whole nation, and the 86 countries in which Fox is broadcast.”

“It does break my heart a little to have to leave home,” Heinrich said in an email to Boston.com.

She said in addition to working as a network correspondent for news at Fox, she will serve as a fill-in anchor for the Fox Business Network among other programs. Her first day at Fox will be Sept. 4. 

She told viewers on social media she’s been “blessed” to report and anchor in Boston for the last three years.

“Thank you from the bottom of my heart for inviting me into your homes as your weekend evening anchor, and into your hearts to tell your stories with integrity and purpose,” she said. “This is not goodbye, but see you soon!”