Wayne Dolcefino

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Wayne Dolcefino
Born (1956-03-24)March 24, 1956
Brooklyn, New York City, New York
Residence Katy, Texas
Occupation Investigative Communications Consultant
Employer Dolcefino Consulting
Known for KTRK-TV Chief Investigative Reporter (1985-2012)

Wayne Dolcefino is president of Dolcefino Consulting, located in Houston, Texas.

He joined KTRK-TV in 1985.[1] In more than three decades in radio and television broadcasting, Dolcefino won thirty Emmy Awards and three Medals from the Investigative Reporters and Editors Organization.[citation needed] Between 1985 and 2012, Dolcefino was the Chief Investigative Reporter for the Houston ABC owned-and-operated TV station.[2][3] As head of the Undercover Unit that saved taxpayers' money, and exposed government corruption and charity fraud.[citation needed]

Dolcefino and his employer have been the target of and overcame a highly publicized lawsuit. A $5.5 million verdict for libel (Sylvester Turner v. KTRK Television 1996)[4] was subsequently overturned by a court of appeals, and the appeal was later upheld by the Texas Supreme Court.[5]

On November 21, 2012 KTRK-TV announced that Dolcefino left the station.[6] In November 2012, he formed Dolcefino Consulting and since then has provided public and private consulting advice and investigative communication services.[citation needed]

In 2013, Dolcefino unsuccessfully ran for a seat on the Katy ISD Board of Trustees. In the May 2013 election, he lost to incumbent Joe Adams by 66 votes.[7]