September 1, 2004

KGW Northwest NewsChannel 8 Wins 7 Awards

Portland, OR -- For the second straight year, KGW Northwest NewsChannel 8 was presented with seven awards from the Oregon Association of Broadcasters, the most awards won by any radio or television station in Oregon. For the second straight year, KGW won the top prize of "Television Station of the Year."

Awards were presented to stations throughout Oregon at a banquet held Saturday, August 28 in Bend, Oregon:

Television Station of the Year - KGW Northwest NewsChannel 8

Television Sports Annnouncer of the Year, First Place - Ron Pivo

Best Single News Story - "Toxic Neighborhood" Reporter: John Becker

First Place - Photojournalist: Brian Robertson

Best Original Program - First Place "Your NW Garden" Producer: Victoria Elliott, Host: Anne Jaeger

Best Station Public Service Campaign - "Portland Fire and Rescue" Producer: Randy Cobb
Marketing Campaign, First Place - Art Director: Chris Hansen

Best Station Public Service Campaign "Great Toy Drive" Producer: Skyler Stever
Marketing Campaign, Second Place - Art Director: Chris Hansen

Best Station Promotional "Portland Fire and Rescue" Producer: Randy Cobb

Campaign for a Commercial Client - Art Director: Chris Hansen
First Place

About KGW-TV
KGW is part of Belo Corp., one of the nation's 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 seven 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 For more information contact Rich Brase, Director of Creative Services at (503) 226-5103 or