Odd Twist to Tale of Former KZTV Reporter Accused of Stalking Boss

By Kevin Eck 

Gabe Caggiano, the reporter who was fired from Corpus Christi,Texas CBS affiliate KZTV, had his bail revoked and was sent to a detention center during a federal court hearing on charges he stalked and threatened to kill his former boss.

WOAI radio reports Caggiano was tracked down by federal agents in Los Angeles and sent to a rehab facility, which kicked him out for allegedly fondling himself in front of a two-year-old.

That was enough for Federal Judge Xavier Rodriguez to revoke his $75,000 bond and send him to a detention center where he’ll wait until his trial date.


Caggiano is accused of mounting a campaign of stalking, harassment and threats earlier this year, targeting San Antonio television news manager Hollis Grizzard and his wife, Witte Museum President and CEO Marise McDermott. Grizzard was his boss at KZTV in Corpus Chrsti. It was also revealed in court that there may be other victims.

“Since this case has become public, three additional victims have come forward,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah Wannarka told the judge.

She says the rehab facility where Caggiano was being treated is aware of all the allegations and would not likely take him back.

Caggiano is charged with the federal crime of stalking, and faces up to 5 years in prison if convicted.