October 31, 2003
KHOU wins Five Katie Awards
Houston, TX-- KHOU-TV, Channel 11 has won five Katie Awards from the Press Club of Dallas including the prestigious Carole Kneeland Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism.
The 11News Defenders Investigative team of investigative reporter Anna Werner, investigative producer, David Raziq and investigative photojournalist, Chris Henao received the Carole Kneeland Award for their series of reports, "Evidence of Errors." The reports, which began in November 2002, exposed shoddy work at Houston's Crime Lab and were instrumental in freeing a prisoner who was incarcerated on erroneous DNA evidence. Additionally, the Defenders were awarded best Investigative Reporting for their work on the series of groundbreaking reports.
11News reporter Dan Lauck and photojournalists Lynn Roder and Derek Davis won a Katie in the General News Story category for a story called, "When Good Ol' Boys Play with Fire." 11News reporter Carolyn Mungo and photojournalist Jim Scholz won in the Business Story category for a story called, "Hose and High Heels." Reporter Carolyn Mungo also won in the Specialty Story category for "Children and Families," which included her work on a number of different stories about children and families at risk.
The Katie Awards were given October 25 at a ceremony in Dallas.
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.