June 4, 2001
Belo names McGlynn-Peach Executive Director for Belo Marketing Solutions
Dallas, TX -- Belo(NYSE: BLC) announced today that it has named Marie McGlynn-Peach executive director for Belo Marketing Solutions, a division of Belo created to provide companies with integrated marketing solutions through Belo's group of properties in Texas, the Southwest and the Northwest. McGlynn-Peach will have oversight of Belo Marketing Solutions' activities for the Company's Texas properties including WFAA-TV (ABC), The Dallas Morning News and Texas Cable News in Dallas/Fort Worth, KHOU-TV (CBS) in Houston, KENS-TV (CBS) in San Antonio and KVUE-TV (ABC) in Austin along with a number of related Web sites such as wfaa.com, dallasnews.com, txcn.com and GuideLive.com.
In making the announcement, Dennis Williamson, senior vice president of Belo's Television Group, said, "We are so pleased to have Marie join Belo Marketing Solutions as its executive director. She brings a wealth of experience to this position and has been extremely successful in providing integrated media solutions to a very diverse set of clients."
McGlynn-Peach joins Belo with more than 18 years of sales experience, having most recently served as local sales manager of KUSA-TV in Denver since 1998. From 1996 to 1998, she served as local sales manager of WKYC-TV in Cleveland, Ohio and was marketing and research director of KSDK-TV in St. Louis from 1992 until 1996.
McGlynn-Peach began her sales career as an account executive for PennyPower, Inc. in 1983 and served in various sales capacities before joining KSDK-TV in St. Louis to serve as the station's marketing consultant from 1990 to 1992.
In civic affairs, McGlynn-Peach has served as chairman for Walk America and as a committee member of United Way in Jefferson City, Missouri, and is a former board member of the Cleveland Association of Broadcasters and the Denver-based Bridge Project.
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 8,500 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, the Southwest, 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 four daily newspapers: The Dallas Morning News, The Providence Journal and The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, CA.) and the Denton Record-Chronicle (Denton, TX.). Belo Interactive's new media businesses include 35 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.