Thursday, November 29, 2012

Wayne Dolcefino's next career move & party photos


After posting about Wayne Dolcefino leaving KTRK last week, I almost thought about not posting for the rest of 2012.  No post this year could be bigger than Dolcefino's departure in terms of reader interest and blog traffic. Then I came to my senses.

Last night, the infamous Houston Media Roundtable had a big goodbye party for Dolcefino at The Reef in Houston's Midtown. (Photos slideshow above - mobile users who can't see it, click here).

Wayne told me he is not interested in going back into TV right now. He also said people have been approaching him asking if he is retiring - that is not the case. In fact Wayne just created Dolcefino Communications LLC a few days ago. He is currently taking lots of phone calls and weighing his options.

Can you imagine Dolcefino as a consultant? He certainly has lots of knowledge and advice stored up for media, legal and political types after more than 30 years in broadcasting/investigative reporting.

Stay tuned.

As for some of the folks in attendance for the big Wayne-O sendoff: Rusty Hardin, Bob Martin, Paul Bettencourt, Margaret O'Brien-Molina, Mary Benton, Phil Archer, Doug Miller, Ned Hibberd, Ed Brandon, Minerva Perez, Elma Barrera, Lori Reingold, Bob Dows, Janice Evans, Jessica Michan, Joel Androphy, George Flynn, Carl Davis, Omar Perez, Scott Braddock, August Skamenca, Mary Flood, David Barron and Dr. Richard Murray among others.

14 comments:

  1. What?! No one from KTRK? (Or no one willing to be identified?)

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    1. I only photographed one current KTRK employee. Did not even see any other current employees. Granted I did not get there at the start of the party.

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    2. Good to see Minerva!!

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    3. Minerva looks great!

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  2. ... his first client will be Sylvester Turner.

    -ls

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  3. Where was Tim Fleck?

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  4. Sorry I missed it Mike. Wayne is the very definition of tenacious. He will set the small business and consulting word on its ear. Of that, I have no doubts.

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  5. I had the pleasure of meeting him. He will be missed

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  6. Hey Mike, Do i see Ed Brandon above Wayne-O

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  7. Thanks for the great news coverage (as usual)...sadly, Wayne's departure is bad timing for those of us who have major injustices to solve! Joanne - Citizens Against the Landfill in Hempstead

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  8. I'll miss his unique spin on reporting in the houston area. :(

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  9. Hey Mike McGuff, I bet that Greg Groogan would most likely to leave Fox 26 in order to take Wayne Dolcefino's place at KTRK 13? Since Wayne Dolcefino was elected to leave KTRK 13 last week.

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  10. I can't believe Wayne is taking Dolcefino Communications up against Mayor Annise Parker for former Houston city attorney Ben Hall's mayoral bid.

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  11. Folks at 26 are amateurs!

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