April 2, 2004

NorthWest Cable News hires Dean Staley to co-anchor with Cam Johnson

Seattle, WA -- NorthWest Cable News (NWCN) today announced the addition of Dean Staley to its staff as primary anchor. Staley will co-anchor Northwest News Tonight with Cam Johnson, beginning April 19th.

We were thrilled to be able to hire a broadcast journalist with Deans credentials, said Tracy Brogden Miller, executive news director, NorthWest Cable News (NWCN). His solid reporting skills and network news experience will help us continue to strengthen our news gathering capabilities in the region.

Staley joins NWCN from KSTP-TV in Minneapolis, MN where he served as weekend anchor and weekday general assignment reporter. During his stint at KSTP, Staley was embedded for three months with the Armys 101st Airborne Division, covering the war in Kuwait and Irag. Prior to KSTP, Staley served as a correspondent for ABC NewsOne in Atlanta, GA and as a general assignment reporter at WFTS-TV in Tampa, FL, WLUK-TV in Green Bay, WI and KTXS-TV in Abilene, TX.

A graduate of Boston University, Staley has a BS degree in broadcast journalism and a BA in political science. Prior to the start of his broadcast career, Staley spent two years in the Peace Corps, where he was stationed in Paraguay, South America. Staley is the recipient of two prestigious Edward R. Murrow awards, one in the Best Documentary category for Rock Bottom and for his coverage of the Iraq War. He also holds eight Emmys.

About NorthWest Cable News
NorthWest Cable News, the only source of 24-hour local and regional news throughout the Pacific Northwest, launched in December 1995 with 685,000 households. NWCN was the first all digital network in the country and now reaches over 2.4 million households. The station delivers news and weather every fifteen minutes as well as interactive programming throughout the day.

About Belo
NorthWest Cable News 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 Tracy Brogden Miller, Executive News Director/NWCN at (206) 448-3674.


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