Katherine Whaley
Native Houstonian Katherine Whaley is an award-winning journalist, traffic guru, and food writer. Katherine joined ABC13 in October of 2014 as a Traffic Anchor, but she is no stranger to Houston viewers after working at KHOU-TV for five years. Katherine is a Texas gal, through and through. She attended Memorial High School and graduated from Rice University with a degree in History.

Most recently, Katherine was named a Houston Business Journal's 40 Under 40 Honoree, and she has received a number of professional accolades in journalism, including a Lone Star Emmy Nomination and the Louisiana Associated Press Reporter of the Year (Division B) Award. Katherine also earned a certification in meteorology from Mississippi State University.

Katherine's passion for television news has taken her across the country to report, anchor, and even cover the weather in Victoria, Texas; Lafayette, Louisiana; and Las Vegas, Nevada. Along the way, Katherine developed a love for travel and gastronomy (she's a foodie!) She enjoys sharing her original recipes, restaurant experiences, and on-the-road adventures with her viewers. Katherine's enthusiasm for globe-trotting started early -- she spent a college semester at the University of Seville in Spain and interned one summer with People Magazine in London. In September of 2014, Katherine journeyed to Peru to study the emerging popularity of Peruvian cuisine. Her findings were documented in the national newspaper, Andina.

In her spare time, Katherine enjoys visiting with friends, family, and people she meets in the community. Katherine sits on the advisory board of Kids' Meals, a charity that fights childhood hunger, and she volunteers with a number of other local organizations. Katherine and her husband Chris are proud parents of a rescue kitty, Sophie.

Katherine says it's a privilege helping drivers navigate the nation's fourth largest city. She feels blessed to be a part of the tapestry that is Houston, a city filled with opportunity and a can-do attitude.

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