September 4, 2003

KING 5 News and Evening Magazine recognized as "Best of the West"

Seattle, WA -- KING 5 News and Evening Magazine have recently been recognized for outstanding reporting, receiving four prestigious "Best of the West" awards from First Amendment Funding.
The Best of the West contest is designed to reward journalistic excellence and to promote freedom of information. KING 5 News and Evening Magazine recipients are as follows:

-Environment and Natural Resources Reporting, First Place: Tim Jensen "Ghost Nets," Evening Magazine

- Environment and Natural Resources Reporting, Second Place: Tim Jensen "Heli-Logging," Evening Magazine

- Environment and Natural Resources Reporting, Third Place: Scott Miller and Tyrone Maxie "Salmon Farming," KING 5 News

- Investigative Reporting, Third Place: Susannah Frame, Tyrone Maxie and Kellie Cheadle "Fugitive Aid," KING 5 News

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