January 15, 2004

KING 5 and Northwest Cable News announce new hires

Seattle, WA -- KING 5 and Northwest Cable News are pleased to announce the following hires and promotions.

Mitch Boyle has been hired as an account executive for KING 5. Mitch was previously a local and national sales manager at UPN 11 KSTW.

Larry Blackstock returns to NWCN as director of operations. He was previously president of his own consulting firm. Larry was a member of the executive management team that launched NWCN in 1995.

James Scarpello has been hired as an account executive for NWCN. James was previously an event supervisor for ZigZagIt Marketing in Seattle, WA.

Jeff Loera has been hired as an account executive for NWCN. Jeff was previously an account executive for CT Corporation in Seattle, WA.

CONTACT: Patty Cumming
Director of Human Resources
(206) 448-3931

About Belo
KING 5 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. Additional information, including earnings releases, is available online at www.belo.com.