Sunday, October 05, 2014

Katherine Whaley joins KTRK abc13

Former KHOU 11 morning traffic anchor Katherine Whaley posts on Facebook she's now working at KTRK abc13

UPDATE FEBRUARY 02, 2015
Don Nelson announces KTRK abc13 departure

UPDATE OCTOBER 09, 2014
Katherine Whaley debuts on KTRK abc13

Katherine Whaley
Katherine Whaley
Could former KHOU 11 morning traffic anchor Katherine Whaley be competing against Darby Douglas who she originally replaced, and then came back and replaced her?

Confusing?

Sunday night, Whaley changed the jobs field on her Facebook account to "Started Working at KTRK-TV." Does this mean she took the morning traffic anchor/reporting gig KTRK was advertising recently?

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

Will Whaley be allowed to continue her Dash of Decadence blog?

And the bigger question is, is longtime beloved traffic man Don Nelson retiring from the Disney/ABC Television Group station?

Lots of questions ahead...

According to her old KHOU bio, Whaley previously worked in Las Vegas at KVBC as an anchor, reporter and weathercaster. She also anchored and reported at KLFY Lafayette, Louisiana and KAVU Victoria.  Whaley grew up in Houston, attended Memorial High and is a Rice grad.

I asked Whaley for comment. If/when she responds, I will update this post.

UPDATE OCTOBER 09, 2014
Katherine Whaley debuts on KTRK abc13

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11 comments:

  1. I was wondering what happened, I was trying to get a recipe earlier and the website had a log-in page that I'd never seen. So I guess 13 isn't letting her run it anymore. Also, myself and a few other people tweeted her about missing her traffic reports, and she said you'll be seeing me again soon. I'm glad she's coming back to TV but disappointed if she can't have her blog anymore. Hopefully she can do something with 13, because she has some great recipes.

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  2. So will she be replacing Don?

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  3. I've been wondering that myself on Katherine possibly replacing Don as the morning weekday traffic anchor.

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  4. Rebecca Spera always replaced Don when he's out. Wonder if ABC13 has canned her.

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  5. and the downward spiral of Channel 13 continues...

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  6. I'm glad she's back on the air! Why can't we send Darby to KTRK?

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  7. Looks like channel 13 killed her blog its not there anymore.

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  8. We'll see what happens. I hope Don Nelson doesn't retire from KTRK, he's been a major force in the popularity and growth of the station since he came in 1977. It's great to see Katherine Whaley back on TV again.

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  9. Just saw K.Whaley on the news. Man she looks great. Hotter than I remember. Glad she is back.

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  10. We like Katherine, And glad she made the change! she is a great addition to channel 13. very pretty girl and thanks for getting her.

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