October 9, 2002

Webcast Alert: Belo sets schedule for Third Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call

Dallas, TX --Belo (NYSE: BLC) said today that it will issue a news release regarding its 2002 third quarter earnings on Wednesday, October 23, 2002, at approximately 7:30 a.m. Central Daylight Time. A conference call to discuss the earnings release and other matters of interest to shareholders and analysts will follow at 1:00 p.m. CDT that afternoon.

The conference call will be simultaneously Webcast on the Company's Web site (www.belo.com/news.html). To listen to the live Webcast, access www.belo.com and select Quarterly Conference Calls from the News Releases page. Following the conclusion of the Webcast, a replay of the conference call will be available for a period of approximately two weeks on Belo's Web site.

To access the listen-only conference lines, dial 1-800-230-1096. A replay line will be open from 5:00 p.m. CDT on October 23 until 10:00 p.m. CST on October 30. To access the replay, dial 800-475-6701 or 320-365-3844. The access code for the replay is 653708.

About Belo
Belo is one of the nation's largest media companies with a diversified group of market-leading television, newspaper, cable and interactive media assets. A Fortune 1000 company with approximately 7,800 employees and $1.4 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 19 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 one television station through a local marketing agreement. 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 www.belo.com.