June 25, 2003
NorthWest NewsChannel 8 wins five Regional Emmy Awards
Portland, OR-- KGW Northwest NewsChannel 8 received more Emmy Awards than any other television station in Portland at the 40th Annual Northwest Regional Emmy Awards held on June 21, 2003 in Seattle,Washington.
Awards given to the station were:
Best Newscast "NewsChannel 8 @ 11" Lisa Helderop, producer
Best Daily News "NewsChannel 8 @ 5 KGW News Staff
Best Spot News Story "Black Butte Fire" Kelly Love, reporter
Mike Galimanis, photojournalist
Best News Specialty Reporting "Portland City Hall" Randy Neves, reporter
Best Photography-24 Hours "Worth Waiting For" Kurt Austin, photojournalist
The Emmy Awards are presented annually by the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences. The Northwest chapter includes markets from Alaska, Montana, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.
Among the six Portland commercial stations and one non-commercial stations, KGW won the most amount of Emmys (five). Overall, the Belo properties in the Northwest took home 20 statues overall, including KGW (Portland) with 5, KING5 (Seattle) with 13, KTVB (Boise) with 1 and Northwest Cable News with 1.
KGW Northwest NewsChannel 8 is part of Belo Corp. (NYSE:BLC). 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. Based in Dallas, Belo owns 19 television stations (six in the top 16 markets) reaching 13.7 percent of U.S. television households; owns or operates nine 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 Rich Brase, Director of Creative Services, at (503) 226-5103. Additional information can be obtained at www.kgw.com. Additional information about Belo, including earnings releases, is available online at www.belo.com.