January 10, 2002
Belo announces Television Group Promotions
Dallas, TX-- Belo(NYSE: BLC) announced four promotions in its Television Group today.
R. Paul Fry has been named president and general manager of NorthWest Cable News (NWCN) in Seattle/Tacoma, Washington.
David Duitch has been named vice president/News for WFAA-TV (ABC) in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas. Anna Shreeve has been named vice president/Sales and Marketing for KGW-TV (NBC) in Portland, Oregon. Lynn Bailie has been named vice president/Sales and Marketing for WCNC-TV (NBC) in Charlotte, North Carolina.
In making the announcement, Jack Sander, executive vice president/Media Operations, said, "These promotions recognize the significant contributions that Paul, David, Anna and Lynn have made to our success in highly competitive markets. Their leadership will be instrumental as we build on these successes in the future."
Paul Fry, 38, has served as vice president and general manager of NorthWest Cable News (NWCN) since 1999. Prior to this role, Fry served as vice president and general manager of KONG-TV (Ind.) in Seattle/Tacoma in 1998 and as vice president/Cable and Program Development in Belo's Broadcast Division in 1997. In 1996, Fry served as an executive assistant to Belo's chief executive officer during the transition following Belo's acquisition of The Providence Journal Company.
From 1993 to 1996, he was director of finance and controller for Belo's Broadcast Division, and previously served as controller of KOTV, Belo's formerly owned CBS affiliate in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1992. Fry joined Belo in 1990 in the Company's corporate accounting department. Before joining Belo, Fry held accounting and tax positions with KPMG Peat Marwick, Murray Properties Company and Triton Energy.
Fry is a graduate of Texas Wesleyan University, where he earned a bachelor of business administration degree.
David Duitch, 46, has served as WFAA's executive news director since 1999, when he was promoted from director of news/Television Group for Belo.
With more than 21 years of experience in broadcast journalism, Duitch served as executive news director of KXTV, Belo's formerly owned ABC affiliate inSacramento/Stockton/Modesto, California, from 1995 until 1998. He also served as news director at KOTV in Tulsa. Prior to joining Belo, Duitch was executive producer of special projects at KDFW-TV in Dallas/Fort Worth from 1992 until 1993 and served as executive producer of news and specials at WKYC-TV in Cleveland, Ohio, from 1987 until 1992. From 1980 until 1987, Duitch held positions as a reporter and producer at stations in Nebraska, Kansas and New York City, where he served as senior producer and line producer at CNN and line producer at WNBC-TV. He began his broadcasting career in 1979 in Jerusalem, Israel, where he served as a producer and reporter for Israel Broadcasting Authority.
Duitch graduated magna cum laude and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Boston University.
Anna Shreeve, 44, has served as director of sales and marketing for KGW since 1999. She joined the station from KIRO-TV, the Cox Broadcasting station in Seattle, which had previously been owned by Belo. Shreeve was vice president and general manager of KNDD-FM, an alternative rock station in Seattle from 1990-1997. From 1987 until 1990, she served as general sales manager of KIRO-FM.
Shreeve received a Bachelor of Science degree from San Diego State University.
Lynn Bailie, 47, has served as director of sales and marketing for WCNC since 1998. Bailie came to Charlotte from Belo's KHOU-TV (CBS) in Houston, Texas, where she originally consulted before taking a full-time sales management position. Prior to joining Belo, she started her career in broadcasting as an account executive at Philadelphia's WPVI-TV. Four years later, she became the national sales manager of Post-Newsweek's WJXT-TV in Jacksonville, Florida and went on to become a local sales manager for Post-Newsweek's WPLG-TV in Miami, Florida. In addition to her success as a sales manager, she has also assisted sign-on television stations in Savannah, Georgia; Miami; and Houston.
Bailie received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Jacksonville University.
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 Scott Baradell, Belo's vice president/Corporate Communications, at 214-977-2067. Additional information, including earnings releases, is available online at www.belo.com.