August 25, 2003
KENS 5 names new Executive News Director
San Antonio, TX-- KENS 5 announced today the appointment of Kurt B. Davis to the position of Executive News Director, effective Monday, September 22. Kurt brings more than 20 years of extensive and successful news management experience to the Eyewitness Newsroom, including most recently as the Manager of Coverage and Content for WSB-TV, the top rated news station in Atlanta, GA, and one of the highest rated ABC affiliates in America.
"I am thrilled that Kurt has agreed to become our Executive News Director, " says Bob McGann, President and General Manager of KENS 5. "His background and broad leadership skills will make him a true asset to the KENS 5 news team, and to the South Texas community as a whole."
"This is a terrific newsroom, a terrific group of people," says Davis. "I know their background and reputation, and am thrilled and proud to roll up my sleeves and work along side them, to continue making KENS 5 Eyewitness News San Antonio's news leader."
Previously Kurt served as News Director for WDSU-TV in New Orleans, LA from 1993-1999. He also served as News Director at WSET-TV in Lynchburg, VA, from 1989-1992, before becoming Managing Editor at KDFW-TV in Dallas, TX, from 1992-1993. Other news management positions in his career include KATV-TV in Little Rock, AK, and WBRZ-TV in Baton Rouge, LA.
Kurt is a member of the Radio/Television News Directors Association, the National Association of Black Journalists, as well as the Louisiana State University Alumni Association.
Davis holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism from Louisiana State University. He is married to Angela Davis, and has two children, daughter Kelsey and son Kyle.
KENS-TV is part ofBelo 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 Allen Lansing, Promotion Manager, at (210) 377-8734. Additional information on Belo is available online at www.belo.com.