March 16, 2004

KGW to lead the search for Portland-area "Apprentice"

Portland, OR -- Perhaps youve watched the hit NBC reality show, The Apprentice and thought I can do that. On Friday, April 2, youll have your chance.

NBC and Mark Burnett Productions will be in Portland to audition adults to be contestants on The Apprentice 2, the follow-up to the wildly popular NBC reality show Wednesdays and Thursdays on NewsChannel 8. While theres no guarantee Donald Trump will be there to say youre hired (or fired), representatives will be auditioning promising future executives and television stars from our area on Friday, April 2 at the newly remodeled Mall 205 in Portland. Mall 205 is located at I-205 and SE Washington St. in Portland.

Auditioning contestants will be welcomed on a first-come first-served basis from 10 am to 6 pm. No business experience or preparations are needed.

About KGW
KGW is part of Belo Corp., one of the nations largest media companies with a diversified group of market-leading television, newspaper, cable and interactive media assets. A Fortune 1000 company with approximately 7,900 employees and $1.4 billion in annual revenues, Belo operates news and information franchises in some of Americas most dynamic markets and regions, including Texas, the Northwest, the Southwest, Rhode Island and the Mid-Atlantic region. Belo owns 19 television stations (six in the top 15 markets) reaching 13.8 percent of U.S. television households; owns or operates 10 cable news channels; and manages one television station through a local marketing agreement. Belos daily newspapers include The Dallas Morning News, The Providence Journal, The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, CA) and the Denton Record-Chronicle (Denton, TX). Belo Interactives new media businesses include more than 30 Web sites, several interactive alliances and a broad range of Internet-based products. Additional information, including earnings releases, is available online at For more information contact Rich Brase, Director of Creative Services at (503) 226-5103 or