March 30, 2004
KING 5 honored with four regional Edward R. Murrow Awards
Seattle, WA-- KING 5 Television is proud to announce that it has been honored with four prestigious Edward R. Murrow awards given by the Radio-Television News Directors Association (RTNDA). The RTNDA has been honoring outstanding achievements in electronic journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971. Murrow Award recipients demonstrate the spirit of excellence that Edward R. Murrow made a standard for the broadcast news profession.
KING 5 won the following awards in the Large Market category for Region 1 (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington):
2.Newscast: KING 5 News @5, the 5pm newscast on the day Green River Killer Gary Ridgway was sentenced.
3.Continuing Coverage: "Fake Flu Shots" Reporter Chris Ingalls and Producer Kellie Cheadle led the coverage exposing a Bellevue man, posing as a doctor, who seemed to have an unlimited supply of flu vaccine at a time when everyone else was running out.
4.News Series: "Raffy's Story" Reporter Susannah Frame and Producer Kellie Cheadle created this series examining the death of Rafael Gomez, a boy who was repeatedly returned to his birth parents by Child Protective Services despite clear evidence of abuse.
KING 5 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. Belo's daily newspapers include 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 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 Jay Cascio, VP/Programming and Creative Services at (206) 448-3514.
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