Wayne Dolcefino is one of most decorated journalists in the country.
The recipient of 30 Emmy Awards from the National Academy of Arts and Sciences and three medals from the prestigious Investigative Reporters and Editors Organization, Wayne spent more than two decades as the Chief Investigative Reporter at KTRK-TV, Houston's ABC affiliate.
KTRK-TV's 13 Undercover Unit specialized in exposing government corruption and the waste of taxpayer funds. The unit also exposed charitable fraud and conducted numerous investigations into the operation and governance of nonprofit organizations.
Prior to KTRK-TV, Wayne was a radio talk show host and investigative reporter for KTRH-Radio in Houston and a reporter for KLBJ-Radio in Austin.
Since his departure from KTRK-TV in November 2012, Wayne has formed a unique firm called Dolcefino Consulting. The firm conducts investigations for a variety of clients, serves as a crisis manager for others and provides political, media and advocacy services.
Wayne and his wife live with their teenaged children in Katy, Texas. He is a member of Crosspoint Church.
Wayne Dolcefino is a living legend. If you are a crook he is your worst enemy and if you see him coming toward you with a camera crew you might as well start telling the truth because Wayne has done his research and he already knows the truth. People know Wayne as a journalist and investigator, but what they don’t always know is how big of a heart he has. He genuinely cares about the people he helps. I’ve seen high-level public officials and law enforcement officers come to him for advice. That’s how respected and good he is. Time is a crook’s worst enemy and Wayne’s best friend. Wayne Dolcefino is a true American hero.
I can’t think of anyone who has had more of an effect on my life than Wayne Dolcefino. Tough, smart, shrewd, he has an unerring sense of when ‘something’s wrong here' and a bulldog’s determination to figure it out and expose it to the light of day. Working with Wayne in my first real journalism job was an invaluable education. In fact, I probably should have been paying HIM.”
As a former newspaper reporter and a current government spokesman, I have absolutely relished watching Wayne go after the bad guys for more than 20 years. There was a visceral satisfaction in seeing the bullies, the crooks and the tough guys turn and run when they saw Wayne and his crew approaching. And it was sheer joy to watch him absolutely dismantle those who thought they could go on air and smooth talk their way out of it. Television journalism misses Wayne Dolcefino.