August 15, 2003

"Boy from Bolivia" earns Evening Magazine an AFTRA

Seattle, WA -- KING 5 TV was recently honored with a prestigious American Scene Award given by the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA). Josephine Cheng, Tom Bishop, Tom Voelk, Tim Jensen, Blake Hurley and Eric Riddle of Evening Magazine received the award for their story, "Boy From Bolivia." Overall, only 11 awards are presented nationwide, including networks.

"Boy From Bolivia" is the story of a miracle and the local community that made it possible. Evening Magazine reporter Josephine Cheng follows 10-year-old Alfonzo Escalera from Bolivia to Seattle. With the help of Dr. and Mrs. Sherwin Shinn, Swedish Medical Center, American Airlines, and many eastside school children, Alfonzo was able to receive an entirely free extensive spine surgery, which saved his life.

The American Scene Awards, presented by AFTRA's Equal Employment Opportunities Committee, is a national competition that recognizes excellence in the employment and portrayal of women, ethnic minorities, seniors and people with disabilities on television and radio, in non-broadcast/industrial programming, documentaries, sound recordings and new media.

About KING 5 TV
KING 5 TV 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. Additional information, including earnings releases, is available online at