March 26, 2004
KHOU-TV wins five regional Edward R. Murrow Awards
Houston, TX -- KHOU-TV Channel 11 has been awarded five regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, more than any other Houston television station.
Among the awards, KHOU won for Overall Excellence in a large market television station for the Texas and Oklahoma region. This prestigious award exhibits KHOU's best of the best for 2003. From the 11 News Defenders investigative team, to entertainment reporter Johnathan Walton this award was given for a compilation of news, feature stories and community service projects.
For the fourth consecutive year KHOU has won in the Writing category. 11News reporter Carolyn Mungo received the award for a collection of her 11 Up Close stories and in-depth reports on various subjects. KHOU won in the Newscast category for the 10:00 p.m. newscast on November 17, in which much of the coverage focused on the flooding taking place in the city.
11News reporter Carolyn Mungo and 11News potojournalist Keith Tomshe won in the Feature Reporting category for a story called Shattered Faith, about a mother who confronted a child-molesting minister. In the category of Videography, 11News photojournalist Jim Wineman won for a compilation of his work in 2003.
The Radio Television News Directors Association and Foundation have been honoring outstanding achievement in electronic journalism since 1971. The regional winners now become eligible for the national Edward R. Murrow awards competition, which will be judged in early June.
KHOU-TV 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 www.belo.com. For more information contact Wendy Burkeen,APR, Director of Community Marketing, at 713-521-4312.