October 22, 2003
KHOU-TV wins Ten Emmy Awards
Houston, TX -- KHOU-TV Channel 11 has won ten Emmy Awards from the Lone Star Chapter of the National Television Academy, more than any other Houston television station.
Emmy's have been given to KHOU for outstanding work in the following categories:
For Outstanding Breaking News Coverage, reporter Jeremy Desel and photojournalist Derek Davis won an Emmy for their story, "Lili vs Truck."
In the category, Outstanding General Report (No Time Limit), 11News reporter Jeremy Rogalski and photojournalist Jim Scholtz won for a story called, "Saving Jordan." Rogalski also won for Outstanding General Report (Same Day Story) along with photojournalist Gregg Hamilton for their story, "Above the Law."
In the category Outstanding Specialty Reporting (Specialty Assignment) 11News Consumer Reporter, Eileen Faxas won an Emmy for "Defending in 2002-2003." Channel 11 reporter Carolyn Mungo also won an Emmy for "Children and Families."
For Outstanding Specialty Reporting (Texas Heritage) reporter Doug Miller and photojournalist Tony Delgado won an Emmy for "Gone and Forgotten."
For Outstanding Feature Report (News/No Time Limit) 11News reporter Carolyn Mungo and photojournalist Derek Davis won for "The Last Breath."
For Outstanding Feature Report (Light News/ Same Day) Channel 11 reporter Jeff McShan and photojournalist Derek Davis won an Emmy for their story, "The Vaulter."
For Outstanding Investigative Report (Investigative News) investigative reporter Anna Werner along with investigative producer David Raziq and investigative photojournalist Chris Henao won an Emmy for their work on "Evidence of Errors" the series of reports that exposed shoddy work at Houston's Crime Lab and was instrumental in freeing a prisoner who was incarcerated on erroneous DNA evidence.
In the category Outstanding Entertainment/Variety Program, 11News entertainment anchor/reporter Jonathan Walton and editor Michael Tew won an Emmy for the special, "Christmas in Walton's World."
"It's great to have these hard working journalists recognized for the quality of the work they do everyday," says Mike Devlin KHOU-TV Vice President and News Director. "The Emmy Awards prove once again that 11News is leading the way in telling compelling stories with words and pictures. I'm proud of these fine journalists who showcase their work in the morning, noon and at 5, 6 and 10 o'clock everyday."
Emmy Awards are given for excellence in television. The Lone Star Chapter of the National Television Academy gives Emmy Awards for the state of Texas. The newly formed Lone Star Chapter presented the Emmy Awards at a ceremony in Dallas over the weekend.
KHOU-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. For more information contact Wendy Burkeen, APR, at (713) 521-4312 or Amy Petty (713) 284-8761.