January 9, 2001

Belo presents at Salomon Smith Barney's Entertainment, Media & Telecommunications Conference

Dallas, TX-- Belo(NYSE: BLC) presented at Salomon Smith Barney's Entertainment, Media & Telecommunications Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona today, providing guidance to the investment community on the Company's outlook for 2001, including information on Belo's business strategies, an overview of operations, and details on the Company's expected financial performance.

The full text of the presentation will be accessible within 24 hours following the conference from the News Releases page on www.belo.com.

About Belo
Belo is one of the nation's largest media companies with a diversified group of market-leading broadcasting, publishing, cable and interactive media assets. A Fortune 1000 company with more than 9,000 employees and $1.6 billion in annual revenues, Belo operates news and information franchises in some of America's most dynamic markets and regions, including Texas, the Northwest, Arizona, Southern California, Rhode Island, and the Mid-Atlantic region. Belo owns 17 television stations (six in the top 17 markets) reaching 13.7 percent of U. S. television households; owns or operates six cable news channels; and manages three television stations through local marketing agreements. Belo publishes five daily newspapers including The Dallas Morning News, The Providence Journal and The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, CA.). Belo Interactive's new media businesses include 38 Web sites, several interactive alliances, and a broad range of Internet-based products. For more information, contact Dunia Shive, Belo's executive vice president and chief financial officer, Skip Cass, Belo's senior vice president, or Carey Hendrickson, Belo's vice president of investor relations, at 214-977-6606. Additional information, including earnings releases, is available online at www.belo.com.