Simon Gutierrez, a former KSAT 12 San Antonio reporter, showed up on KTRK 13 this morning. He replaces Crystal Kobza, the feature of my number 12th most visited post of 2012, who has apparently left the TV news world. 

Back in January of last year, we got the shocker of the night when KTRK 13 sportscaster Bob Allen said he was leaving the station by the end of 2012 (KTRK recruited Greg Bailey from WCNC as his eventual replacement).

Former KTRK 13 reporter Wayne Dolcefino has started Dolcefino Communications LLC. A consulting company.

Investigators said a Friendswood man has been stalking KPRC 2’s Jennifer Reyna since Sept. 14, disregarding a no-contact order issued by a judge in May 2007 after he twice drove his vehicle through the front door of the news station.

 KPRC channel 2 viewers get another big one. It’s chief meteorologist Frank Billingsley. Billingsley married Kevin Gilliard who he’s been with for 17 years. 

NBC 5 / KXAS-TV announced that Lindsay Riley has joined the NBC 5 weather team as weekend morning meteorologist. In addition to forecasting on weekend mornings, Riley will report on environmental and other weather-related stories and features.

Rumors have been floating around Houston and beyond concerning KTRK 13 Undercover’s Wayne Dolcefino. Did they leave him or did he leave them? I heard it all. Naturally anything involving Wayne-O will be larger than life, so these rumors have travelled around at the speed of light. 

KHOU 11 chief meteorologist Gene Norman