October 20, 2003
KMOV Channel 4 wins top Emmy Awards
St. Louis, MO --KMOV Channel 4 won the Emmy Award for Overall Excellence in Television News at Saturday night's ceremony. In addition, KMOV Channel 4 also won for Best Anchor (Vickie Newton) and Best Sportscaster (Steve Savard).
This is Vickie Newton's second nomination in her two years with KMOV, and Steve Savard's third Emmy win for Best Sportscaster. KMOV's total of nine Emmy Awards also include Best News Writing (Reporter Jamie Allman), Best Director Live News (Doug Westadt) and Best News Feature-Education (Education Reporter Anne Steffens and Photographer Gary Womack).
"I am very proud of Vickie, Steve and the rest of my staff," said News Director Marty Van Housen. "It's an honor to have our newscast as well as individuals acknowledged."
"It is especially gratifying to have our overall news product receive the Emmy Award for excellence from industry peers," said Allan Cohen, President and General Manager of KMOV. "It's a wonderful reflection on Marty and his entire staff and the news product that they produce."
Emmy Awards 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. For more information contact Debbie Milligan at (314) 444-3338.