September 29, 2003
KMOV Channel 4 receives top Emmy Nominations
St. Louis, MO -- (September 26, 2003) KMOV Channel 4 has been honored with 27 Emmy Award nominations for outstanding achievement and excellence in the television broadcast industry. KMOV nominations include the top categories of Overall Excellence in Television News, Best Anchor and Best Sportscaster.
Vickie Newton was once again nominated as Best Anchor, nominated in her first two years with KMOV. KMOV's Steve Savard and Doug Vaughn both received nominations as Best Sportscaster. In addition, KMOV's "Sports Sunday" was nominated as Best Sports Program. KMOV Channel 4's nominations include outstanding news writing, directing, investigative reporting and features, among many other categories.
Eleven of KMOV's anchors and reporters received nominations, with Jamie Allman receiving six nominations. His nominations were in the categories of Investigative Reporting, Journalistic Enterprise, News Feature and Writing. Reporter Craig Cheatham was nominated for his fifth award for his series "La Oroya - City of Lead."
"I am very proud of our staff," said Allan Cohen, President and General Manager of KMOV. "It's rewarding to see their dedication and hard work recognized by their peers."
Emmy Nominations are for the National Television Academy Mid-America chapter, which includes Missouri and parts of Illinois, Kentucky, Arkansas, Louisiana, Kansas and Iowa.
KMOV 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 www.belo.com.