Monday, July 07, 2014

Katherine Whaley leaving KHOU 11

KHOU 11 traffic anchor Katherine Whaley is exploring other opportunities

UPDATE OCTOBER 05, 2014
Katherine Whaley joins KTRK abc13

UPDATE OCTOBER 09, 2014
Katherine Whaley debuts on KTRK abc13

Katherine Whaley
Katherine Whaley
KHOU 11 morning traffic anchor Katherine Whaley tells me her last day reporting on the Houston commute was last Friday, July 4th, and she will be leaving the CBS affiliate later this summer.

"KHOU offered me a different position, which I ultimately determined was not the right fit for me," Whaley told mikemcguff.com. "I will be with the station through most of August."

In June, KHOU announced the return of Darby Douglas, who Whaley originally replaced in 2009. Douglas will once again perform morning traffic duties. According to the KHOU release about Douglas, Whaley was to move out of his way, but stay on as a reporter.

However Whaley tells me she is currently engaged in conversations for some upcoming opportunities. She also has a side passion.

"You may remember I am an active blogger, covering Houston food, my original recipes, and travel," Whaley told me. "I am planning to relaunch the site later this month. Stay tuned!"

I wrote about Whaley's blog, Dash of Decadence, last September.

According to her bio, Whaley previously worked in Las Vegas at KVBC as an anchor, reporter and weathercaster. Before rolling the dice in Vegas, she anchored and reported at KLFY Lafayette, Louisiana and KAVU Victoria.

Whaley grew up in West Houston, attended Memorial High School and is a Rice University grad.

Stay tuned for more on what Whaley does next.

Now Darby Douglas doesn't start his old/new gig until July 14th, so who was doing the traffic honors this morning? The answer is weekend morning anchor Sherry Williams.

UPDATE OCTOBER 05, 2014
Katherine Whaley joins KTRK abc13

UPDATE OCTOBER 09, 2014
Katherine Whaley debuts on KTRK abc13


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