November 30, 2001

Belo names Kathleen A. Cholette Vice President/Tax

Dallas, TX -- Belo(NYSE: BLC) announced today Kathleen A. Cholette, 41, has been named vice president/Tax. She has served as Belo's Director of Tax since 1996. Cholette is responsible for all of Belo's corporate tax functions.

In making the announcement, Brenda C. Maddox, Belo's vice president/Treasurer said, "Kathy's promotion recognizes her outstanding performance since joining Belo. She has made significant contributions over the past five years, and is a valuable part of our financial management team."

Cholette has 15 years of tax experience. She previously held tax positions at CellStar Corporation, Color Tile, Inc. and Ernst & Young.

Cholette holds a bachelor of business administration degree from The University of Texas at Arlington and is a certified public accountant. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Tax Executive Institute.

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 8,000 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, the Southwest, Rhode Island, and the Mid-Atlantic region. Belo owns 18 television stations (six in the top 16 markets) reaching 13.9 percent of U. S. television households; owns or operates six cable news channels; and manages two television stations through local marketing agreements. Belo publishes four daily newspapers: The Dallas Morning News, The Providence Journal, The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, CA.) and the Denton Record-Chronicle (Denton, TX.). Belo Interactive's new media businesses include 34 Web sites, several interactive alliances, and a broad range of Internet-based products. For more information, contact Carey Hendrickson, Belo's vice president of investor relations, at 214-977-6606. Additional information, including earnings releases, is available online at