May 21, 2003

KING 5 honored with nineteen Society of Professional Journalists Awards

Seattle, WA -- KING 5 has been honored with 19 awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, more than any other station in the region. KING 5 also received the Sweepstakes Award as the outstanding television station in 2002.

The SPJ's mission is to promote excellence in journalism, allowing the free flow of information to the public in a timely and understandable manner. KING 5 is represented by a winner in all ten categories including four first place awards, seven second place awards, six third place awards and two honorable mentions. The winners of these regional awards excelled above competitors from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington.

Breaking News:

2nd place : "Stratoliner"
KING 5 News Staff

General News:

Tied for 1st place: "Russian Hackers"
Chris Ingalls, Tyrone Maxie and Kellie Cheadle

2nd place: "Born Addicted"
Josephine Cheng and Tom Voelk

Honorable Mention: "Eyman's Reality"
Robert Mak, Tyrone Maxie and Mike Blakey


1st place: "Miracle League"
Greg Bailey, Tony White, Gary Burkhardt and Scott Fifield

2nd place: "Key Arena Ballerina"
Michael King and Laddy Kite

3rd place: "From Chumps to Champs"
Joan Kinsey, Eric Riddle, Tim Jensen, Keven Strehle and
Blake Hurley

Honorable Mention: "Ohno"
Allen Schauffler and Ken Jones


1st place: "Haunted Tavern"
Eric Wilkinson and Ken Jones

3rd place: "Al Skates"
Allen Schauffler and Ken Jones

Investigative Reporting:

1st place: "Fugitive Aid"
Susannah Frame, Tyrone Maxie and Kellie Cheadle

2nd place: "Department of Licensing"
Linda Byron, Tyrone Maxie and Kellie Cheadle


1st place: "The Making of a Hero"
Keven Strehle and Blake Hurley

Health and Science:

2nd place: "Medicine Mines"
Scott Miller and George Stark

3rd place: "Elimination Communication"
Josephine Cheng and Tom Bishop

Business, Economic and Consumer Affairs Reporting:

3rd place: "Whose Advantage?"
Robert Mak, Michael Cate, Mike Blakey

News Photojournalism:

2nd place: "Maggie's Leg"
Ron Sanford

3rd place: "The Making of a Hero"
Keven Strehle

Feature Photojournalism:

2nd place: "Spring"
Ken Jones

About KING 5 TV
KING 5 TV is a subsidiary of Belo Corp., 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 13.7 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. Additional information, including earnings releases, is available online at