April 28, 2004
KGW Northwest NewsChannel 8 cited for Best Newscast and Overall Excellence in Oregon by Associated Press
Portland, OR -- KGW Northwest NewsChannel 8 won the award for having the "Best Newscast" in Oregon by the Associated Press (AP) at a banquet held on Saturday, April 24 in Lincoln City. In addition, NewsChannel 8 was recognized for "Overall Excellence." These awards follow the recent announcement that KGW had topped all other stations with seven first place awards in the recently-awarded Oregon Associated Press Division One (large market). With this announcement, Northwest NewsChannel 8's total of first place awards rose to nine. This category covers the largest television stations in the state of Oregon.
It is the fourth consecutive time NewsChannel 8 has been named "Best Newscast" in Oregon by the AP, and the fifth time in six years.
"Everyone on the Northwest NewsChannel 8 staff works hard every day to bring viewers the best local television news in Oregon and Southwest Washington. The viewers have rewarded our hard-working staff by making NewsChannel 8 the most-watched local television news. Now we are very pleased that our peers have recognized this hard work by awarding us nine out of 15 First Place Awards in the annual Associated Press competition. We are especially proud that the Associated Press has given us the Best Newscast Award four years in a row," said NewsChannel 8 Executive News Director Rod Gramer.
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 America's 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 Rich Brase, Director of Creative Services at (503) 226-5103 or email@example.com.