Katherine Whaley (ABC 13) Wiki Bio, age, husband, pregnant, salary, baby

• Katherine Whaley is an American journalist and reporter best known for working as the morning traffic anchor for the ABC13 Network.
• She has a net worth of over $300,000 and an annual salary of at least $40,000.
• She contributed to the ABC13 show “Food Truck Friday” and has her own blog “Dash of Decadence”.
• She is married to Chris Wadley and is expecting her first child in 2019.
• She is 5ft 2ins (1.57m) with long blonde hair and green eyes.

Known for movies

Short Info

Fact Gave birth to her 1st child at age 30, a daughter Mercedes Kilmer on October 29, 1991. Child’s father is her now ex-husband, Val Kilmer.

Who is Katherine Whaley?

Katherine Whaley was born on 1 November 1986, in Houston, Texas USA, and is a journalist, and reporter, probably best recognized for working in the position of the morning traffic anchor for the ABC13 Network.

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Katherine Whaley Net Worth

Over $300,000. Her annual salary is at least $40,000.

Early Life and Education

Katherine spent her childhood in Houston, where she was raised alongside her sister, named Jenna Elizabeth, by her father, Larry Whaley, and her mother, Charlotte Whaley. Upon matriculation from Memorial High School, she enrolled in Rice University, from which she graduated with a BA degree in History; she also spent a semester at the University of Seville, Spain. To speak further of her education, Katherine also obtained a Certification in Meteorology from Mississippi State University.

Katherine Whaley

Career Beginnings

Katherine became involved in the field of journalism even before she obtained her degree, as she did an internship as a part of People Magazine in London, England, which led her to earn enough knowledge and experience as a journalist. So, right after graduation, she started pursuing her professional career, as she was hired at KLFY-TV 10, serving in the positions of a reporter and anchor. After a year, she became a part of KVBC-TV not only as an anchor but also as a weathercaster, which marked the establishment of her net worth.

Rise to Fame and ABC13

In 2009, Katherine joined KHOU-TV (Channel 11), which added a considerable amount to her net worth and increased her popularity in that field. During the next five years there, she distinguished herself as a professional and ambitious journalist, covering various stories related to lifestyle and entertainment. In October of 2014, Katherine got an offer to work for the ABC13 Network in the position of a traffic anchor, which she obviously accepted, increasing further her wealth.

Thanks to her accomplishments, she was named a 40 Under 40 Honoree by the Houston Business Journal. Moreover, she was also nominated for a Lone Star Emmy award, after which she won the Louisiana Associated Press Reporter of the Year (Division B) Award.

Other Projects

Katherine is also noted for being a huge fan of a variety of cuisines. So she contributes to the ABC13 show called “Food Truck Friday”. Moreover, she shares her own recipes and different stories about food via her blog called “Dash of Decadence”, which also contributes to her net worth.

Personal Life and Charity Work

Katherine Whaley met Chris Wadley at a Hollywood event in October of 2010. The couple began dating in 2011 and became engaged four years later, and eventually tied the knot at a wedding ceremony held on 30 April 2016 at the St Paul’s United Methodist Church, then spent their honeymoon in Ireland. They are expecting their first child late in 2019.

Katherine is also known for her collaboration with Kids’ Meals, among many others charitable organizations.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

Long blonde hair and green colored eyes. Her body shape can be described as hourglass, as she stands at a height of 5ft 2ins (1.57m).


# Quote
1 That’s what acting is about, for me at least, tackling different personas and characters.
2 Most actors try to do as many different things as possible. I like the encouragement I get from doing new things. I like to feel scared or challenged in the hope that I can pull it off. That little bit of fear creates an energy that I can channel into the performance. And you have to keep tapping new parts of yourself, keep working or you never improve. The only way to improve is to set yourself harder goals.
3 I don’t remember sitting down and saying, ‘This is why I want to be–an actress.’ I just knew. It was never a conscious decision or a revelation.


# Fact
1 Gave birth, at age 33, to her 2nd child, son Jack Kilmer, on June 6, 1995. Child’s father is her now ex-husband, Val Kilmer.
2 Gave birth to her 1st child at age 30, a daughter Mercedes Kilmer on October 29, 1991. Child’s father is her now ex-husband, Val Kilmer.
3 Performed the role of the unnamed narrator in the audiobook of Elizabeth Kostova’s “The Historian”.
4 Did not tell her husband, Val Kilmer, that she wanted a divorce. She waited until after he left to work on The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996) to file the divorce papers. He heard the news while watching CNN in a hotel room. He said finding out about it, especially like that, hurt him greatly.
5 Met (now ex-) husband Val Kilmer while filming Willow (1988).
6 Was a member of the group Cindy & The Saffrons (Joanne was Cindy, The Saffrons were Lindsay Neil and Sally Stairs). They recorded the Shangri-Las song “Past, Present and Future” (1982) and “Terry” by Twinkle (1983).
7 Best known to most audiences as Sorsha in Willow (1988). She had her dark brown hair dyed bright red for the role.
8 Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world. [1991]




Title Year Status Character
Reilly: Ace of Spies 1983 TV Mini-Series Ulla
Bergerac 1983 TV Series Christine Bolton
The Gentle Touch 1982 TV Series Dany
A Kind of Loving 1982 TV Mini-Series Ingrid Brown
Ingrid Rothwell
Pink Floyd: The Wall 1982 Groupie
Noddy 1981 TV Movie Mary
Coming Home 1980-1981 TV Series Assistant travel agent / Travel Agent
The Gaffer 1981 TV Series Nancy
Scene 1980 TV Series documentary Evelyn
Juliet Bravo 1980 TV Series Maureen Maskell
ITV Playhouse 1980 TV Series Lindsey
Birth of the Beatles 1979 Schoolgirl (uncredited)
Omnibus 1979 TV Series documentary Little Red Riding Hood
How We Used to Live 1976-1979 TV Series Sarah Hughes / Marjorie Dawson
Crown Court 1976-1978 TV Series Linda Mason / Janice Scott
The One and Only Phyllis Dixey 1978 TV Movie Doris
Emmerdale Farm 1977 TV Series Angela Read
Coronation Street 1974-1976 TV Series Pamela Graham / Customer
Joby 1975 TV Movie Molly McLeod
Gardel 2017 announced Rachael
Muse 2017/II post-production
Cellophane pre-production
The White Princess 2017 TV Mini-Series Margaret of Burgundy-Duchess
Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands 2016 TV Mini-Series Rheda
A.D. The Bible Continues 2015 TV Series Claudia
The Ark 2015 TV Movie Emmie
Wolf Hall 2015 TV Mini-Series Katherine of Aragon
Jamaica Inn 2014 TV Mini-Series Aunt Patience
The Borgias 2011-2013 TV Series Vanozza Cattaneo
The Challenger Disaster 2013 TV Movie Gweneth Feynman
Gossip Girl 2011-2012 TV Series Princess Sophie Grimaldi
Twixt 2011 Denise
Golf in the Kingdom 2010 Agatha McNaughton
44 Inch Chest 2009 Liz Diamond
Diverted 2009 TV Movie Marion Price
Unknown Sender 2008 TV Series Carolyn
Life Line 2007 TV Movie Katy Adair
Flood 2007 Patricia Nash
Played 2006 Maggie
Justice League Unlimited 2006 TV Series Emerald Empress
Phantom Girl
The Virgin Queen 2006 TV Mini-Series Queen Mary
Child of Mine 2005 TV Movie Tess Palmer
The Californians 2005 Luna
Criminal Minds 2005 TV Series Karen Donovan
40 2003 TV Mini-Series Jess
Before You Go 2002 Mary
Virginia’s Run 2002 Jessie Eastwood
Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis 2000 TV Movie Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis
Breathtaking 2000 Caroline Henshaw
The Guilty 2000 Natalie Crane
Run the Wild Fields 2000 TV Movie Ruby Miller
A Texas Funeral 1999 Miranda
The Man Who Knew Too Little 1997 Lori
Scarlett 1994 TV Mini-Series Scarlett O’Hara
Trial by Jury 1994 Valerie Alston (as Joanne Whalley-Kilmer)
A Good Man in Africa 1994 Celia Adekunle (as Joanne Whalley-Kilmer)
Mother’s Boys 1993 Colleen ‘Callie’ Harland (as Joanne Whalley-Kilmer)
The Secret Rapture 1993 Katherine Coleridge (as Joanne Whalley-Kilmer)
Storyville 1992 Natalie Tate (as Joanne Whalley-Kilmer)
Shattered 1991 Jenny Scott (as Joanne Whalley-Kilmer)
Crossing the Line 1990 Beth Scoular (as Joanne Whalley-Kilmer)
A TV Dante 1990 TV Mini-Series Beatrice
Navy Seals 1990 Claire Varrens (as Joanne Whalley-Kilmer)
Kill Me Again 1989 Fay Forrester (as Joanne Whalley-Kilmer)
Scandal 1989 Christine Keeler (as Joanne Whalley-Kilmer)
To Kill a Priest 1988 Anna
Willow 1988 Sorsha
Screen Two 1987 TV Series Jackie
The Singing Detective 1986 TV Mini-Series Nurse Mills
Hold the Back Page 1986 TV Mini-Series Laura Fox
Edge of Darkness 1985 TV Mini-Series Emma Craven
The Good Father 1985 Mary Hall
No Surrender 1985 Cheryl
Dance with a Stranger 1985 Christine
A Christmas Carol 1984 TV Movie Fan


Title Year Status Character
The Word 1990 TV Series Herself
Good Morning America 1989 TV Series Herself
The Media Show 1989 TV Series documentary Herself
Troldspejlet 1989 TV Series Herself
Willow: The Making of an Adventure 1988 TV Movie documentary Herself – ‘Sorsha’


Won Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
2010 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Ensemble Performance 44 Inch Chest (2009)

Nominated Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
2011 Golden Nymph Monte-Carlo TV Festival Outstanding Actress – Drama Series The Borgias (2011)
1986 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Actress Edge of Darkness (1985)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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