September 15, 2003

NorthWest NewsChannel 8 named "Television Station of the Year" for 2003

Portland, OR-- KGW Northwest NewsChannel 8 was presented with seven awards from the Oregon Association of Broadcasters, which is the most awards won by any radio or television station in Oregon. In addition, KGW won the top prize of "Television Station of the Year."

Awards were presented to stations throughout Oregon at a banquet held Saturday, September 13 at the Lloyd Center Doubletree Hotel in Portland:

Television Station of the Year KGW Northwest NewsChannel 8

Television Sports Annnouncer Joe Becker
of the Year-First Place

Television Sports Announcer Ron Pivo
of the Year - Second Place

Best Original Program-First Place "Bringing Life to News" Executive Producer: Ray Fanning

Best Public Affairs Program-- "Northwest Soldiers: Executive Producer: Ray Fanning
First Place Stories from the Front"

Best Station Promotional or
Marketing Campaign-First Place "Home of the Blazers" Producer: Dave Unitan
Art Director: Jeff Patterson

Best Station Promotional "Oregon Telco" Producer: Randy Cobb
Campaign for a Commercial Client--ArtDirector:Chris Hansen First Place

About KGW Northwest News Channel 8
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 Additional information about Belo, including earnings releases, is available online at