January 19, 2001
Belo names Vice Presidents in Its Broadcast and Publishing Divisions
Dallas, TX -- Belo(NYSE: BLC) announced today that it has named six vice presidents in its Broadcast and Publishing Divisions. In Dallas/Fort Worth, David F. Muscari has been named vice president/strategic alliances for WFAA-TV and Belo Partnerships, Lawrence D. (Nick) Nicholson has been named vice president/marketing at WFAA (ABC), and Stuart Wilk has been named vice president/managing editor of The Dallas Morning News. In Houston, Mike Devlin has been named vice president/news at KHOU-TV (CBS). In Seattle/Tacoma, Jay Cascio has been named vice president/programming and creative services, and Deborah (DJ) Wilson has been named vice president/sales and marketing at KING-TV (NBC).
In making the announcement, Jack Sander, executive vice president/Media Operations and president/Television Group, said, "People are our most important asset. The promotion of these individuals recognizes the significant and long-lasting contributions that each has made to Belo's success, and the leadership and direction they will provide in the future."
Dave Muscari, 43, is currently serving as creative director/WFAA and Belo Partnerships, a position he has held since 1999. Prior to that, he served as director of creative services for WFAA from 1994 until 1999. Before joining Belo as WFAA's promotion manager in 1991, Muscari served in creative and promotion positions with WSB-TV in Atlanta and WBRC-TV in Birmingham, Alabama. He began his career in 1980 as a studio technician at WSFA-TV in Montgomery, Alabama.
Muscari holds a bachelor of arts degree in broadcast and film communication from the University of Alabama.
Nick Nicholson, 40, currently serves as WFAA's director of sales and marketing, a position he has held since joining Belo in 1996.
He served as WESH-TV's general sales manager in Orlando, Florida from 1991 to 1996. From 1985 until 1991, he served as local sales manager, general sales manager and program manager at KOTV in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Nicholson began his career in 1983 as an account executive at WTVC in Chattanooga, Tennessee. A graduate of the University of Arkansas, Nicholson holds a bachelor of science degree in business administration.
Stuart Wilk, 54, currently serves as managing editor of The Dallas Morning News, a position he has held since 1996. After joining Belo in 1980 as night city editor for The Morning News, Wilk became metro editor in 1983, assistant managing editor in 1987 and deputy managing editor in 1990.
Prior to joining Belo, he worked as a reporter and assistant city editor at the Milwaukee Sentinel.
Wilk attended Marquette University, the University of Wisconsin and New York University.
Mike Devlin, 47, has served as executive news director of KHOU since 1998. Prior to joining Belo, he served as managing editor and then as news director of KATU-TV in Portland, Oregon from 1989 to 1998. From 1984 until 1989, he was a reporter and the Fort Worth bureau chief for Belo's WFAA.
Devlin began his career in 1975 as a reporter in Huntsville, Alabama, and then served as the assistant press secretary to U.S. Senator Warren Magnuson prior to working at WSMV-TV in Nashville.
Devlin is a graduate of Washington State University and holds a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University.
Jay Cascio, 40, has served as KING's director of programming and creative services since June 1999. He joined the station in 1987 and served as executive producer of KING's local programming until 1997, when he became program director. Cascio began his career as a reporter at KIRO-TV in Seattle, and left to attend law school in 1985 before joining KING.
Cascio holds a bachelor of arts degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Washington.
DJ Wilson, 48, has served as KING's director of sales and marketing since 1998. Prior to joining Belo, she held the positions of vice president of sales for WBRC and national sales manager for WAGA-TV in Atlanta.
Between 1991 and 1995, she served as local sales manager and then national sales manager for KING. Wilson began her career in sales with KIRO-TV in Seattle, where she later became the station's local sales manager.
A graduate of the Edward R. Murrow School of Communications, Wilson holds a bachelor of arts degree in communications.
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 $1.5 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 Skip Cass, Belo's senior vice president, at 214-977-6602. Additional information, including earnings releases, is available online at www.belo.com.