REMINDER: An evening with Wayne Dolcefino one week away

Don’t forget to RSVP for SPJ Houston Pro Chapter’s upcoming evening with Houston’s watchdog, award-winning investigative reporter Wayne Dolcefino, which starts at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the Central Library in downtown Houston.

WHAT: An evening with Wayne Dolcefino

WHEN: Tuesday, Feb.26, at 6:30 p.m., preceded by a 6 p.m. SPJ chapter open business meeting

WHERE: Houston Central Library (Concourse Room/lower level), 500 McKinney, Houston, Texas 77002

Wayne Dolcefino spent nearly 28 years with KTRK-TV ABC 13 where he worked to shed light on government corruption and wrongdoings in the community. His signature sign off “Wayne Dolcefino,13 Undercover” became a household term as viewers tuned in to see his latest exposé.

His reporting led to millions of taxpayer dollars being saved, as well as numerous government officials criminally investigated for possible wrongdoing. Dolcefino and his employer were the target of various lawsuits. A $5.5 million verdict for libel (Sylvester Turner v. KTRK Television; 1996) was subsequently overturned by a court of appeals, a decision that was upheld by the Texas Supreme Court.

While at Channel 13, Dolcefino won 25 Emmy awards, three medals from the Investigative Reporters and Editors association, a 2012 Edward R. Murrow Award and five awards from the Texas Headliners Foundation.

The SPJ Houston Pro Chapter will have a brief open meeting prior to Dolcefino’s presentation. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. and will include discussions on the Houston area Media Guide and a March community newspaper panel program.

Light refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to SPJ members and non-members.

Please RSVP to houstonspj@hotmail.com.

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