September 15, 2004

KENS 5-TV nominated for five Emmy awards

San Antonio, TX -- KENS 5 has been nominated for 5 awards for excellence in the National Television Academy's 2004 Emmy Awards, Lone Star Chapter.

"We are extremely proud of this station's accomplishments in journalism," said KENS President and General Manager Bob McGann. "To be nominated five times by our peers for these prestigious awards is really an outstanding achievement."

"The KENS 5 news team has accepted the challenge to serve this community with the highest standards of news coverage," said KENS 5 Executive News Director Kurt Davis. "As San Antonio's news leader, we take very seriously our responsibility to keep this community informed, and we continue to strive for excellence in that mission every day."

KENS 5 reporter Barry Davis, along with photographer Michael Humphries and engineer operator Ron Smith were nominated in the category of Outstanding Breaking News Coverage, for their reports on the Deadly Domestic Shooting.
KENS 5 photographer/editor John Almendarez, along with Davis, earned a nomination for excellence in the category of Series Report for his reports, Juarez: The Killing Fields, Part 1 and 2.

KENS 5 reporters Brandy Ralston, Amanda Taylor and Davis earned a nomination for excellence in Team Coverage for their reporting of the Deadly Domestic Shooting.

Humphries also earned a second nomination in the category of Outstanding News Photographer, for his work on the report The Train Kept a Rollin'.

And KENS 5 Director of Creative Services Allen Lansing was nominated for excellence in Promotion/News Spot Announcement for his promo spot, Libido Booster.

About KENS 5-TV

KENS 5 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 KENS 5 Director of Creative Services Allen Lansing 210-377-8734 or