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.

Katherine's Stories
New York Times travel questionnaire wants to tell you if it's safe to travel during pandemic
When it comes down to it, traveling during the pandemic is a personal decision. This survey might help you decide if it's best though.
New study reveals nearly one third of Houston roads are in poor condition
The study said the condition of a third of Houston's roads were poor, but guess how Dallas ranked? 😈
Highway 249 extension opens this weekend, East Beltway closes
Don't get tied up in these traffic closures if you're hitting the streets this weekend.
You can now choose to renew your driver's license in person or online
If your driver's license has expired, you now have the option to renew in person, but you don't have to.
Afternoon traffic in Houston reaching pre-pandemic levels, analysts says
Roads looking busy? Here's why you may be seeing more drivers on the road during evening commutes.
FM-1960 widening project one step closer to beginning
Big changes are coming! The roadway will be expanded from four lanes to six and five-foot sidewalks will be added on both sides.
Houston Restaurant Weeks returns with takeout, delivery options and partners with Houston Food Bank
You'll still be able to enjoy meals from some of Houston's hottest restaurants, and while staying home and staying safe.
Robert E. Lee Road name changed in Harris Co. in an effort to remove Confederate ties
The name change is part of an effort to remove/rename monuments, roads, parks, and public spaces with Confederate ties.
Weekend freeway closures limited due to Tropical Storm Hanna
Heads up East Side! Although many freeway closures were canceled due to weather, I-10 and the 610 East Loop were not spared.
Westheimer road project finishing 10 months ahead of schedule
If you thought you were in for months of road work ahead on one of Houston's busiest roads, we've got some great news for you!