October 23, 2003

WFAA-TV sweeps major honors in first ever National Television Academy Lone Star Emmy Awards

Dallas, TX -- WFAA-TV swept the major news and other categories Saturday night at the National Television Academy's inaugural Lone Star Emmy Awards. The announcement of Emmy honorees in all categories was made at a gala event held at the Wyndham Anatole Hotel in Dallas. The Lone Star Emmy Awards honor the best work and achievements in Texas television.

Stations and/or companies from Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, El Paso, San Antonio, Houston and other markets in Texas were honored with wins in a variety of categories. WFAA was honored with the Lone Star Emmy for "overall station excellence" and a series of news awards as well as a variety of individual craft categories including news and sports reporting, photography, editing, writing, public service and more.

"This is the first time all of the 19 television markets in Texas have competed in the same arena for Emmy Awards," said WFAA-TV president and general manager, Kathy Clements-Hill. "We are so pleased to be recognized with these prestigious awards, particularly in this, the Lone Star Chapter's inaugural year."

WFAA was honored with 21 of the 48 Emmys presented to Dallas-Fort Worth stations/companies. Another 23 Emmys were presented to Houston stations/companies, including KHOU, WFAA's sister station, which was awarded 10 Emmy Awards. A pair of WFAA news veterans were inducted into the Lone Star Chapter's Silver Circle. Clements-Hill and WFAA vice president/news David Duitch introduced longtime weathercaster Troy Dungan, and reporter Byron Harris respectfully to a room of more than 500 broadcasters and television professionals from all over Texas. Dungan and Harris were among a group of the first Texas broadcasters to be inducted into the Silver Circle, the Lone Star Chapter's lifetime achievement designation.

Belo Interactive (BI) was also honored with Emmys in several web categories, which are listed below. BI and WFAA personnel create and administrate content for wfaa.com, the station's website.

WFAA 2003 Lone Star Emmy recipients are:

OVERALL STATION EXCELLENCE
Kathy Clements-Hill, President & General Manager
David Duitch, Vice President/News

OUTSTANDING BREAKING NEWS COVERAGE
Special Report or Newscast
"Columbia Disaster"
Bridget Sims, Producer

OUTSTANDING GENERAL REPORT
Continuing Coverage
"The War With Iraq - WFAA"
Douglas Burgess, Photojournalist
Byron Harris, Reporter

"Convention Bureau Scandal"
Brett Shipp, Reporter
Mark Smith, Producer

OUTSTANDING TEAM COVERAGE
"News 8 Update: The Columbia Tragedy"
WFAA News Staff

OUTSTANDING SPORTS REPORT
"Star Shutter"
Arnold M. Payne III, Photojournalist
Alan McKenzie, Photojournalist

OUTSTANDING FEATURE REPORT
"Fire Fliers"
WFAA-TV, Dallas/Ft Worth
Douglas Burgess, Photojournalist
Don Wall, Reporter

"Beneath Cheyenne Mountain"
WFAA-TV, Dallas/Ft Worth
Mary Ann Razzuk, Reporter
Alan McKenzie, Photojournalist/Editor

OUTSTANDING FEATURE REPORT
Light News/Same Day
"Showdown"
Douglas Burgess, Photojournalist
Mike Castellucci, Reporter

OUTSTANDING INTERACTIVITY
"Talking Race: A New Approach"
Oscar Martinez, Belo Interactive, Senior Editor, WFAA.COM
Gary Reaves, WFAA-TV Senior Reporter
PJ Ward, WFAA-TV Producer

"Texas Vote 2002"
Gretchen Perrenot, Belo Interactive, News Editor, WFAA.COM

OUTSTANDING SPORTS PROGRAM
"On Route 22: The Emmitt Smith Story"
Sean Hamilton, Executive Producer
Arnold M. Payne III, Producer/Photographer
Dale Hansen, Show Host
Jeff Collette, Producer

OUTSTANDING MAGAZINE FORMAT SHOW
"La Vida 2003"
Henry Guerrero, Producer
John Rios, Director
Amanda Salinas, Associate Producer
Paul Rios, Photographer
Rudy Montano, Photographer/Editor
Archie Woodard, Online Editor

OUTSTANDING PUBLIC SERVICE SPOT ANNOUNCEMENTS
Single Announcement
"Shaken Baby Syndrome"
Don Hazen, Director/Editor
Kathryn Inda, Producer

OUTSTANDING PROMOTIONAL SPOT ANNOUNCEMENTS
News Spot/Same Day
"The Columbia Disaster: Continuing Coverage"
Rich Goff, Writer/Producer
Todd Reid, AVID Editor

OUSTANDING PROMOTIONAL SPOT ANNOUNCEMENTS
News Campaign
"Troy Weather Campaign"
Lisa Johnson, Producer
Cathy Helean, Producer/Manager
Jerry Cadigan, Editor
David Blood, Director/Cinematographer
Raymond Martin, Producer

OUTSTANDING PROMOTIONAL SPOT ANNOUNCEMENTS
Station Image
"Spirit of Texas 2003"
Jim Glass, Creative Director/Executive Producer
Raymond Martin, Producer
David Blood, Director/Cinematographer
Ronny Gordon, Editor
Michael Floreale, Music Composer

OUTSTANDING CRAFT ACHIEVEMENT
Writing (Non-News)
"Hansen Unplugged"
Dale Hansen, Anchor/Writer

Editor (Non-News)
"Todd Reid, Non-News Editing Composite"
Todd Reid, Creative Services AVID Editor

OUTSTANDING CRAFT ACHIEVEMENT
Post Production Editor
"Jerry Cadigan Composite"
Jerry Cadigan, Post Production Editor/Compositor

OUTSTANDING CRAFT ACHIEVEMENT
Lighting Design
"Illumination"
WFAA-TV, Dallas/Ft Worth
Arnold M. Payne III, Photojournalist

OUTSTANDING CRAFT ACHIEVEMENT
News Photographer
"Un Ao de Amor y Muerte"
Douglas Burgess, Photojournalist

OUTSTANDING CRAFT ACHIEVEMENT
News Editor
"Un Otro Ao de Amor y Muerte"
Douglas Burgess, Photojournalist

The first Lone Star Emmy Awards competition received 755 entries in 70 categories. Entries must have aired between June 1, 2002 and May 31, 2003. Lone Star Emmy entries were judged by peer groups made up of broadcast professionals from chapters based in cities including: Miami, Los Angeles, Denver, Nashville, Minneapolis, Phoenix, New York and San Francisco. The results were sent directly to the accounting firm of TravisWolff in Dallas, which tabulated and then delivered the final results to the Chapter. The chapter does not know the identities of the nominees or winners until delivered by the accounting firm. Entries are judged against a standard of excellence, therefore one statue may be awarded, multiple statues or none at all. The nominations were previously announced in Houston on September 18, 2003. A total of 154 statues and three plaques were awarded on Saturday. A complete listing of all Lone Star Emmy honorees in each of the nearly 70 categories can also be found online at www.LoneStarEmmy.org.

In its inaugural year the Lone Star Chapter, working to improve the quality of Texas television, has hosted several events including a charter membership drive with events in four cities and a reporting and photojournalism workshop in El Paso. Additionally, the Lone Star Chapter has awarded four $2000 scholarships and posted a membership of nearly 600--one of the largest chapters in America. The Lone Star Chapter is based in Dallas with members in Austin, Houston, El Paso, Dallas-Fort Worth, San Antonio and nearly all of the 19 television markets in Texas. Its membership represents 80 different companies including public, affiliate and independent stations and/or independent producers throughout Texas. The Lone Star Chapter is the twentieth such chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Founded in 1957, NATAS is dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television, and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry. It recognizes excellence in television with the distinguished Emmy Award. Additional information is available at 214-505-9853 or online at: www.LoneStarEmmy.org.

About WFAA
WFAA-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 Dave Muscari, vice president/strategic alliances at 214.977.6490. Additional information, including earnings releases, is available online at www.belo.com.